FASCINATION

  • Rating: R
  • Run Time: 80 minutes
  • Director: Jean Rollin
  • Starring: Franca Maï, Brigitte Lahaie, and Jean-Marie Lemaire
  • Format: Digital
  • Year: 1979
  • Language: French with English subtitles
  • Age Policy: 18 and Up

Encore performance! Jean Rollin’s 1979 film Fascination – accompanied with a live musical score by Morricone Youth – plays for one midnight only.

The most “lucid” of the Rollin oeuvre, Fascination is blunt, beautiful, and blood-thirsty.

It’s pretty much impossible to try to write about a Jean Rollin film, they are much better suited to explain themselves. The king of erotic-horror (read: lesbian vampires), Rollin’s films are often bad, sometimes un-watchable, but always visually stunning. These art films recall the look of other European “horror” films of the era but remain, ques cu sa?, resoundingly French. With soft-core porn stars as actresses and plenty of nudity, Fascination is about two seductive women who are part of an aristocratic vampire cult. Without a doubt, Fascination is one of Rollin’s dreamy best.

Morricone Youth is a New York City septet formed in 1999 dedicated to performing and recording old film and television soundtrack and library production music.