El sádico de Notre-Dame (1979)

An ex-priest escapes from an asylum and kills people in God’s name.

This is a Jesus Franco masterpiece. His voyeuristic use of the camera coupled with the many versions of the film that exist. DEMONIAC is the watered down US version. EXORCISM is a pretty hard version but I prefer THE SADIST OF NOTRE DAME where the main character of Vogel is more of a madman. There is even a hard core version of the film. This is a personal film that shows Franco’s subtle acting ability and his fetishism that is so prevalent on the screen. Add to that the vivacious and incredibly gorgeous Lina Romay and you have what is a Euro Trash classic that must not be missed.

Alternate Titles
Demoniac
Exorcisms 1981, USA video title
Le Meurtrier de Notre-Dame France
Ripper of Notre Dame
Date: June 15, 2021