Even though I wasn't that taken with it, I am still curious to see more from Jean Rollin. Too many sluggish thriller scenes and not enough surrealism to keep me captivated. Nice Gothic horror elelments though.
The ending is perverse and oddly touching. This is my third Rollin film and I like how he mixes the art film with the exploitation movies. Unfortunately, he's too ponderous and slow for a lot of modern film fans so he'll probably never catch on like someone like Russ Meyer.
I watched Fascination before this and thought it was fine not a good movie. The beautiful naked ladies compel me to give another Rollin movie a try. This is even worse than Fascination. The plot is a huge mess and the acting is laughable. Good set design and beautiful actresses do not save a bad film.
One of Rollins' most accessible films, it's another meditation on sex and death, requiring a suspension of logic. Just go with it and you'll discover the many charms in its hidden chamber of horrors. Despite the usual wooden acting (and nudity) on display here, it's an oddly poetic and Proustian work of memory and childhood in a surrealistic wrapping.