Daughters of Satan

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"A secret cult of lust-craved witches torturing with fire and desire!"
  • R
  • 1972
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 4.5  (1,247)

Daughters of Satan is a 1972 horror-thriller movie directed by Hollingsworth Morse and starring Tom Selleck, Barra Grant, and Tani Guthrie. The movie follows James Robertson (Selleck), an American expatriate living with his wife and daughter in the Philippines, who buys a painting of three witches from a local antique shop. Unbeknownst to him, the painting is cursed and soon strange things start to happen to him and his family.

The movie opens with Robertson and his family moving into a new house in the Philippines. Robertson is an artist who has come to the Philippines to work on his paintings, which he hopes to sell back in the United States. While exploring the local antique shops, he comes across a painting of three witches and decides to buy it for his collection. The painting is said to be cursed, but Robertson dismisses this as mere superstition.

As soon as Robertson brings the painting back to his house, strange things start to happen. He suffers from bizarre nightmares and his daughter is attacked by a snake. His wife, Chris (Grant), attributes these incidents to local superstition and dismisses Robertson's concerns. However, as the events escalate, it becomes clear that something sinister is at work.

Robertson starts to investigate the history of the painting and discovers that it was created by a cult of witches who were burned at the stake centuries ago. He begins to suspect that the cult is still active and that they are targeting him and his family. Robertson seeks help from a local priest, Father Elena (Guthrie). Together, they try to uncover the truth about the curses and the witches who painted the cursed portrait.

The movie has a slow-paced build-up to the climax, as the mystery surrounding the cursed painting gradually unfolds. The portrayal of the Philippines as a place of superstition and dark spirituality is one of the most intriguing aspects of the movie. The movie also explores the cultural divide between the Americans and the locals, with Robertson trying to navigate his way through the unfamiliar landscape.

Tom Selleck delivers a solid performance as the troubled artist trying to unravel the mystery behind the cursed painting. He convincingly portrays the character's growing paranoia and terror as he realizes that he and his family are in danger. Barra Grant is also impressive as the skeptical wife who initially dismisses Robertson's concerns. Tani Guthrie's portrayal of the local priest adds a layer of cultural authenticity to the movie.

The movie's climax is intense and satisfying, as the truth behind the painting and the curses is finally revealed. The horror elements are subtle and effective, relying more on suggestion than overt violence. The movie's theme of supernatural evil lurking just beneath the surface of everyday life is a timeless one that still resonates with audiences today.

Daughters of Satan is a well-crafted horror-thriller that is elevated by strong performances and an intriguing plot. The movie's exploration of cultural differences and supernatural forces will appeal to fans of horror movies, as well as those who enjoy suspenseful drama. The movie may not be as well-known as other horror classics from the era, but it is definitely worth watching for fans of the genre.

Daughters of Satan is a 1972 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.5.

Daughters of Satan
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    4.5  (1,247)