sundiallove’s review published on Letterboxd:
Spooktober : 26/31
Disturbing & Intense
Reed & Redgrave are bold!
“Satan is ever ready to seduce us with sensual delights.”
Religious mania and mob mentality!
Confess! Confess! Confess!
“Forgive me father for I have sinned”
“I have had unclean thoughts”
Sexual repression is dangerous!
Father Grandier (Oliver Reed ) is accused of driving a nunnery into a lustful rage. A horny hysterical nun with a crooked neck brilliantly brought to life by (Vanessa Redgrave) is tainted and accused of being possessed by the devil. A priest accused of witchcraft!
Trial by torture! Devil! witch! heretic!
[This is not the Director’s Cut it’s a rather tame cut and I can only imagine how disturbingly epic that uncut version would be]