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Les démons

Jesús Franco France, 1972

Eric Rucker's rating of the film The Demons

Smart allegory of the coming of the post-Woodstock sexual revolution to Francoist Spain, and his enforcer church, as rock music is heard just over the horizon. Could almost be a feminist companion to Breillat's Bluebeard or Sleeping beauty. Could also have had Blackadder stroll into frame, or Zorro's cousin Bunny, or Mel Brooks as Torquemada. Superb casting! Art historically smart art direction and cinematography.