Jean Brismee's The Devil's Nightmare (1971) (aka La Plus Longue Nuit de Diable) isn't a film well known outside of the Eurohorror cultists. Directed by a virtual unknown, it is mostly remembered as a star vehicle for sex-icon Erica Blanc (Kill, Baby...Kill!, The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave). Her darkly sensual looks and frighten performance lend a solid center, around which a spooky, thoughtful film was built.
A tour bus full of colorful characters breaks down on the backroads of the German countryside. The passengers manage to find lodgings for the night at an aging castle, only to discover the place is, of course, cursed and haunted. With the arrival of a last, mysterious guest, the night takes a turn for the deadly.(read more...)