Lorna is a popular nightclub performer whose acts aren't for the faint of heart. She routinely performs S&M type fantasies full of simulated murder sex and torture. Her husband owns the club and begins to worry about Lorna's mental state after she begins to have increasingly bizarre and frightening dreams. Destined to be a divisive piece of cinema, Jesus Franco's Succubus is a strange, surreal horror film far more interested in atmosphere and mood than narrative. Succubus is like a dream, with Lorna's perception of reality becoming more and more hard to decipher as the film progresses. What is real and what is not becomes almost unimportant, as the viewer is transported into surrealistic nightmare of Lornas where she is this demon, intent on devouring her living lovers. Too many times Franco seems to written off as merely a director of Skin Flicks, which quite frankly is just unfair and ridiculous, especially with how tame Succubus would be considered by today's standards. The visual compositions, direction and mood are all top notch, with Franco's ability to distort the viewers perceptions being quite masterful in approach. To say I grasped what Jesus Franco's intentions are with Succubus would be insincere, but honestly I'm not sure how much it matters, as Franco's undeniable talent shines through in this confusing, yet intoxicating endeavor.
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