The Sect (1991)

The Sect review for by 24 Hours to Midnight: The Blog!

Jamie Lee’s big sister Kelly stars in this 1991 Italian film co-written/produced by Dario Argento and directed by Michele Soavi (Dellamorte Dellamore). The film opens with bunch of tripped out hippies hanging out in the desert during the “Summer of Love”. They are visited by Damon, who while dressed like Jesus quotes a bunch of Rolling Stones lyrics at them, smokes a joint and then brutally murders them in a satanic ritual.

We then flash forward to Frankfurt, Germany in 1991 where we meet Miriam, a schoolteacher with a pet bunny. One day while driving she accidentally hits an old man who she takes in as a guest. He puts an earwigesque bug up her nose while she is sleeping. Then shit gets weird.

Although The Sect (which is also known as La Setta, The Devil’s Daughter and Demons 4) borrows heavily from Rosemary’s Baby and the plot is sometimes muddled, the stunning visuals and messed up dream sequences alone make this worth watching at least once. Just be warned that you may end up humming “Horse With No Name” for hours afterwards.

There aren’t any English trailers on YouTube, so here it is in Italian:

…and a link for the English version: