Fascination is a 1979 erotic horror film from controversial cult director Jean Rollin, considered one of his best. Set in 1916, it 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. The film’s most striking sequence has Eva slashing her way through a group of armed peasants with a large scythe. Filled with Rollin’s typically heady mix of sex, violence, and hallucinatory visuals, Fascination may be the most accessible introduction to his unique body of work.It focuses on a thief who seeks refuge in a remote château where two mysterious women with potentially sinister intentions are residing.

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