Night Has a Thousand Desires (1984)
aka Night of 1,000 Sexes
aka Mil Sexos Tiene la Noche
Genre: Horror | Thriller | Erotic
Country: Spain | Director: Jess Franco
Language: Spanish | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Cinemascope 2.35:1 | Length: 92mn
Bdrip H264 Mkv – 1280×720 – 23.976fps – 1.77gb
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087723/

A telepathic nightclub act becomes the backdrop for murder. Mil Sexos is a remake of Nightmares Come at Night, which had already been remade as Voodoo Passion. This is probably the best version of the three. But despite using the same plot all three films are completely different. Franco, is less concerned with the essentials of narrative than with mood and style. Lina Romay stars as a nightclub mind reader who finds herself under the influence of sinister forces and nightmares of bloody deaths.

Lina Romay, chubby like she just walked out of an Anders Zorn-painting, plays Irena (Female Vampire flashbacks, anybody?) who’s part of a kind of hypnosis nightclub act with the magician Fábian. He’s not a very nice guy and uses his hypnotic powers to use poor Irena as an instrument of vengeance, sleeping with and killing off his enemies. Or is the whole set up just part of her nightmares? An unusually good, hypnotic (in both meanings of the word) sleaze flick that really shows what Franco can achieve with extremely limited resources – some hotel rooms, a handful of actors (the same old faces that’s in all films from this period), a film camera and some re-used Daniel White music. Man, I really love this stripped down Golden Films stuff when it’s done right and this films is much closer in spirit to, say, Macumba Sexual than Mansion of the Living Dead. Parts of the film are almost delirious.

There’s a thick, intimate atmosphere and interesting experimental photography. Some scenes are almost bordering on the poetic, for example we have a beautifully shot long kiss filmed through a glass door, bathing in sunlight. Say what you want about Lina’s acting capacity but here she gives all she’s got, somewhat reprising her roles in Female Vampire and Doriana Gray. Even though the story itself is more similar to Nightmares Come at Night. Highly recommended!

Nighhass.jpg

Night Has a Thousand Desires (1984)