Written by: Pier A. Caminnecci
Directed by: Jess Franco
Starring: Michel Lemoine, Janine Reynaud, Jack Taylor, Howard Vernon, Adrian Hoven
- From Necronomicon to Succubus – Interview with Director Jess Franco
- Back in Berlin – Interview with Star Jack Taylor
Released by: Blue Underground
My Advice: Only if you need to confuse the cat.
Lorna Green is the toast of the decadent international jet set as the star of a sadomasochistic cabaret. She is an object of icy desire that men and women want to experience. But her stage life is bleeding into her real life. Her dreams are filled with games of madness and murder. The borders between dreams and reality are breaking down. Her manager/lover William may be helping taking down the bricks for some nefarious purpose. So is Lorna a pawn or is she really the Queen?
There are two features on the disc, an interview with the director Jess Franco and another interview with star Jack Taylor. Franco gives a good rundown of the process making the film. The inspiration was supposedly from his reading of the Necronomicon, which I find doubtful since the movie has no tentacles whatsoever. Franco freely admits he ran rampant while making the film and is honest about he wanted to break boundaries. The other interview with Taylor is short but he takes us on a quick tour of locations in Berlin from the movie and how much they’ve changed. While the interviews add some context to the film, only pick up Succubus if you have a serious need for surrealism