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3.7
254 Ratings
28
Apr

Fascination

directed by Jean Rollin
France, 1979
  • 80
  • French
  • English

Synopsis

This erotic horror film, set in 1905, tells the story of a thief who seeks refuge in a castle owned by two women, Eva (Brigitte Lahaie) and Elizabeth (Franca Mai). The women are seductive and teasing, but turn out to be part of a vampiric cult of blood-drinking aristocrats.

Our take

Our series on the French erotic horror director Jean Rollin closes with one of the director’s best known works. Like much of Rollin, the trashy is elevated by form and subtext to become something in between, elegant, mesmerizing and tawdry, a dream threatening to become a nightmare.