sorry for the mistakes
They organize a fashion show in a castle, with models that change
clothes for the pleasure of the male audience and combine it with a
séance for the guests. This is a simply fabulous idea, which an
influencer or PR could reuse.
Can you imagine an evening like this, in London, Paris, New York or Milan? Simply unmissable.
And if the medium named Claire Grandier, the former Countess of
Moncorn, now reduced to poverty, manages to call a presence that scares
a model and makes the guests flee, well, it can be said that the event
is perfectly successful.
However, we are far from any social or trendy goal and this is only the
very tight opening of a Franco / Spanish / Andorran horror film that is
part of the skimpy filmography of a certain Jordi Gigó.
A director who, in all probability, was a huge fan of Jess Franco, Mario Bava and Hammer.
It must be said that he takes a lot of effort in trying to follow his
reference points, but he remains quite far from their level. It must
also be said that he puts all the necessary elements: a large amount of
boobs, some full nudes bodies and some soft-core scenes (rather useless
to the story), with magical rituals, Satanism and some vaguely horror
moments. However, he crashes into an excessive slowness and above all
with the choice of making us understand already after twenty minutes
where the story goes. Combining all this with a decidedly low budget,
we find ourselves with a pure gothic b movie, whose original title
“La perversa caricia de Satán” is much tastier than
the international one.
Not a good film, even boring at times, but it has a certain magnetism
of ugliness, which leaves the viewer, a certain type of viewer, waiting
for some “brilliant” ideas.
Returning to the Countess who, as mentioned, only calls herself Claire
Grandier is invited to this evening, where she immediately declares her
hatred for the owner, the Duke of Haussemont played by the great
José Nieto. A man who, according to her, did not help her
husband, who committed suicide and took advantage of the tragedy to
grab the family's property.
Now, Haussemont, who is also a bit asshole, asks her and her companion
Gruber, a scientist who also has telepathic powers, to stay in the
castle to investigate the dark forces they have evoked.
Well, what do you want a pissed off medium do? Obviously, to call upon
the forces of darkness to take revenge on her husband. To tell the
truth, more than devils and ghosts, she revives with Prof. Gruber a
corpse that curiously seems to have an "AB Norms" brain exactly like
his colleague in Frankenstein Jr (there is also a blonde waitress).
Only he is small in size.
At some point the monster gets out of control.
A b movie that sometimes makes you smile and sometimes bores, but has a
well-known cast in genre cinema. In addition to Mathot and Nieto, we
also find Daniel Martin, face of several westerns, Maria Silva, Carlos
Otero and José Lifante.