Sie tötete in Ekstase (She Killed in Ecstasy) (1971)





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Cult filmmaker Jesus Franco directed this erotic horror film using the pseudonym "Frank Hollmann." The plot concerns Dr. Johnson (Fred Williams), who is driven to suicide after being exiled from the medical profession for his unorthodox experiments involving human embryos. Blaming the medical board, Johnson's distraught, psychotic widow (Soledad Miranda) hunts down the doctors one by one, murdering them by methods both sadistic and sexual. Paul Muller, Ewa Stroemberg, and Howard Vernon co-star, while Franco appears as Dr. Donan, who meets a gruesome torture death at the end of the film. A distinctive visual style, replete with surrealistic photography by Manuel Merino, sets this film apart from scores of similar sex-horror entries flooding the market in the early 1970s. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi
Art House & International , Cult Movies , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Fred Williams
as Dr. Johnson
Ewa Strömberg
as Dr. Crawford
Jesús Franco
as Dr. Donan
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Critic Reviews for Sie tötete in Ekstase (She Killed in Ecstasy)

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Full Review… | April 1, 2010

I recommend this sleaze only to men who like to wear raincoats while attending an adult theater.

Full Review… | September 14, 2007
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August 16, 2005

Audience Reviews for Sie tötete in Ekstase (She Killed in Ecstasy)

In Jess Franco's remake of The Bride Wore Black. Newlyweds Dr. Johnson, (Fred Williams) and his wife, (Soledad Miranda) are awaiting reports of a decision regarding his questionable experiments, but is branded a criminal and expelled from the medical society instead. Hoping to get over the devastated loss, she takes him away to a small island paradise, the fact that they haven't let up on him makes his torment much greater and eventually commits suicide. Vowing to take revenge, she sets off to seduce and kill the members of the Board one-by-one. As she gets closer and closer to completing her revenge, the mental anxieties of carrying them out almost bare down on her more than anything. While Franco is a hit and miss film maker his films with Soledad Miranda are some of his best work. Despite the obvious low budget and what seems like some rushed shooting( on a side note this film was shot at the same times as Vampyros Lesbos as both films have the same cast and locations) he pulls off a soild film despite a few glaring plot holes but of course the real reason to see the film is for Soledad Miranda. She was real talent that was taken away from us way too soon. Too sum up, this isn't a film for everyone but I feel its worth watching due to Miranda alone.

David Ladd
David Ladd

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Not too shabby of a film, featuring puzzling musical cues, strange camera placement and frequent nudity by lead Soledad Miranda. Worth a look on cable, for the campy sleaze factor.

Bill Bryant
Bill Bryant

Nice giallo type film from Franco's surrealistic years. Hallucinatory and erotic exploration of revenge. The killings are rather bland especially in the their complete absence of gore effects--a slashed throat is represented by a simple line of blood. Otherwise, an enjoyable film for fans of Franco's surrealistic thrillers.

Al Miller
Al Miller

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