Automotive Holiday Deals Books Holiday Gift Guide Shop Men's Athletic Shoes Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon $5 Albums egg_2015 Fire TV Stick Beauty Deals Martha Stewart American Made Find the Best Purina Pro Plan for Your Pet Amazon Gift Card Offer minions minions minions  Amazon Echo Starting at $84.99 Kindle Black Friday Deals Classics and Essentials in CDs & Vinyl Outdoor Deals on HTL
Buy New
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Only 1 left in stock.
Sold by Badlands DVD and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Devil's Nightmare has been added to your Cart
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $1.74
Learn More
Trade in now
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: RareFlix-N-Classix
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Devil's Nightmare

30 customer reviews

Additional DVD options Edition Discs
New from Used from
(Oct 21, 1998)
"Please retry"
DVD Video
$34.95 $30.95
Watch Instantly with Rent Buy

Best of 2015
This Year's Top Products Shop the Editors' picks at Amazon including Movies, Music, Games, and more. Learn more
$34.95 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details Only 1 left in stock. Sold by Badlands DVD and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

This is the first time this slice of demented Belgian/Italian sleaze has been available in it's full widescreen glory. Featuring a collection of shifty aristos, grumpy servants and a saucy homicidal succubbus played by the lickable Erika Blanc--this is seventies gothic at its campiest best.

Seven travelers stranded in the Italian countryside accept the hospitality of a kindly castle lord, but what horror awaits them: the family has a curse on it that dooms the eldest daughter of each generation to become an agent of the devil, and guess who's coming home. After a striking opening scene (involving a Nazi officer in 1944 overseeing the birth of his child, which turns out to be... an accursed daughter!), this horror tale drags along at a glacial pace until the visitors settle in enough to take a little time out for sex, which serves as an appetizer to sadistic murders. The guests, ostensibly representative of the Seven Deadly Sins, die in appropriately thematic twists at first, though after gluttony, greed, and lust the point gets stretched. This low-budget example of horrotica has its entertaining moments, an appropriately lurid style (courtesy of Belgian director Jean Brismee), and even an appearance by former French matinee idol Jean Servais (Beauty and the Beast). Included are trailers for this and three other Italian exploitation films and an extended introduction by British horror hostess Eileen Daly (which was actually recorded for a different film!), a black-leather Elvira with a whip and a penchant for kink that may not be to the tastes of all audiences. -Sean Axmaker

Special Features


Product Details

  • Actors: Erika Blanc, Jean Servais, Daniel Emilfork, Jacques Monseau, Lucien Raimbourg
  • Directors: Jean Brismée
  • Writers: Jean Brismée, Pierre-Claude Garnier, Patrice Rhomm
  • Producers: Pierre-Claude Garnier, Zeljko Kunkera
  • Format: Color, Letterboxed, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Image Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: October 21, 1998
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6305071454
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #104,412 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Devil's Nightmare" on IMDb

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 29, 1999
Format: DVD
Lost in a dim forest, a group of seven tourists on a bus make their way to a lonely castle that is, by lucky chance, prepared to receive guests. Their host is the Baron von Rhoneberg, a successful alchemist and ex-Luftwaffe general with a past. The castle is also inhabited by two ticked-off servants and a beautiful and mysterious female who happens to be a nymph of Satan, a succubus. After dinner, the six of herd begin to make complete pigs out of themselves -- fornicating in the hallways, attempting to steal the Baron's gold and to eat him out of house and home. Not to worry, one by one each of the tourists meets gruesome death at the hands of the succubus that parallels the seven deadly sins -- lust, avarice, lust again, gluttony, and being a cranky jerk (wait, that's five, no three, never mind). Or do they? Although a common complaint about the Devil's Nightmare, the logical structure of the narrative is actually fairly sound (watch it again! -- maybe if the seminarian woke up with a shout?). Highly atmospheric with some cool lab scenes, this film really delivers the chills. The tameness of the murders -- poison, a pit of gold dust, guillotine, iron maiden, exfenestration -- is offset the over-the-top relish with which the succubus commits them. The eerie facial talents of the (no, I mean really) exquisite Erica Blanc as she morphs from seductress to succubus, sexbomb to slayer. Daniel Emilfork, one of Frederico Fellini's stock weirdoes, is the height of creepy as the Prince of Darkness in what is definitely an homage to Bergman's Death. Like Orson Welles in The Third Man, his screen appearances are brief but his presence remains palpable throughout. Veteran French actor Jean Servais is suitably distressing as the cursed scion of the von Rhoneberg family.Read more ›
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Jolley HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 22, 2003
Format: DVD
Devil's Nightmare is a pretty impressive Belgian gothic horror film from 1971. The movie begins with a Nazi officer's wife giving birth during the collapse of the Third Reich; when he finds out the child is a girl, the officer, Baron von Rhoneberg, is rather displeased and shows his unhappiness in a pretty compelling way. Then we jump to the present day to find seven tourists forced to seek a night's shelter at the castle of von Rhoneberg (apparently Belgium had no hotels in 1971). Personally, the sight of the castle door opening all by itself would be enough to convince me to just sleep on the bus, but the seven tourists all rush inside to escape a sudden rainstorm. Along with the melancholy and mysterious Baron, the guests are welcomed by a sour puss of a serving lady and a rather grim butler type who has served the Baron since World War II. This guy delights in telling the guests just who died in what way and in what year in each of the bedrooms he assigns them. The tourists are not exactly rays of sunshine themselves. There is a greedy woman and her cheating husband, an ornery old man, a seminarian studying to become a priest, a pretty disgusting tour guide, a lazy blonde lady, and an especially lovely flirt whose hobby is collecting men. The castle is a perfectly gothic little setting, featuring an attic with a good selection of implements of torture, dark and intricate hallways, gloomy towers and balustrades, an alchemist's lab, etc.-basically everything a spooky old castle needs to have. Later that night, a sultry redhead arrives in the form of Erika Blanc, whose character turns out to be a little unusual.Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Thomas M. Sipos VINE VOICE on June 8, 2006
Format: DVD
Mainstream critics made much of Seven (1995, aka Se7en) for its "innovative" twist on the serial killer oeuvre: A killer who took inspiration from the Seven Deadly Sins.

Not so innovative.

Innovative to big Hollywood studios. Innovative to ignorant mainstream critics. But for those who follow indie, low-budget, and foreign horror ... been there, done that.

More precisely, it was The Devil's Nightmare that did it. Not with a serial killer, but with a succubus (Italian actress Erika Blanc). No reason succubi can't take inspiration from the Seven Deadly Sins while committing slaughter.

In the film (The Devil's Nightmare is its most common US title, The Devil Walks at Midnight its most recent), a family of German aristocrats endures a centuries-old curse. Seems the first-born daughter in every generation becomes a succubus for Satan. She seems not to particularly target family members, so there's no reason this should be a big problem, but the family has long done the right thing by killing first-born daughters at birth. But it's 1945, and the Allies are bombing Germany, and confusion reigns. The Baron (Jean Servais), an officer in Hitler's army, kills the wrong daughter.

Flash-forward to 1971, and the prodigal first-born daughter returns to the family castle.

As luck would have it, that very night a busload of tourists is stranded at the castle. And coincidentally, each tourist is guilty of one of the Seven Deadly Sins. After slinking about in revealing dresses, the succubus begins killing the tourists, one by one. The women too. That's rare for succubi, as most only target men. And she's got help.
Read more ›
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews


There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Want to discover more products? Check out these pages to see more: the devils 1971, curse of the devil