An atmospheric, sub-hallucinogenic venture into the world of the unknown. The enigma facing a young woman is the identity of her father. Unfortunately for her, she becomes drawn into a small Romanian underworld of brooding menace, darkness, torture chambers, and bizarrely over make-over'ed vampires. The moody undertones and well chosen locations are certainly a bonus, as is the comically funny finale.
In Ballyconnen, Emmy Baudine (Siobhan McKenna) is a beautiful but disturbed young woman who works for the local priest. When the carnival comes to town, she encounters a handsome young boxer called Dan (Maxwell Reed) and lays his face open with her fingernails when he expects sexual favours from her. Hurriedly packed off by Father Corcoran (Liam Redmond) to Yorkshire, Emmy is taken in by a farming family and manages to suppress the strange feelings of fascination and repulsion that she experiences in the presence of the opposite sex. Until, that is, the carnival comes to town and brings with it the vengeful Dan...
Another gruesome case involving a woman who's a sole survivor of a brutal massacre. A local constable questions the woman about her whereabouts and what might have happened the night before. As he gets the young woman to talk, she spins a tale of debauchery, madness and people so vile that you wished that they'll never see daylight again. Why is this woman so reluctant to talk? Who else might be involved in this ghastly murder? How will this bumbling cop get any solid leads or useful clues from this shell shocked woman?
How to understand - where is good and where is evil? Who can be trusted, and who needs to be circumvented per kilometer. Elder Ivan, who was revered as a saint, turns out to be a murderer. And the city beauty Adelaide with strange habits is a ray of light in the village kingdom. Ordinary residents, peasants and serfs of the 19th century faced a difficult choice - is everything really, as they see it, or is there something more hidden behind obvious things?
The police suspect a young teenager who was horrifically abused by her family and raped by her father of finally snapping and slaughtering them all.
Once again, the Daughter of Darkness has been put behind bars for yet another one of her infamous crimes. But help is on its way: Her assistant ties a string with a piece of coal and paper to a snake's tale and sends the glistening predator up the drainpipe to the prison window. The Daughter of Darkness informs her helper about the time and place for her imminent transferral to another prison, and when the plans work out, the underground mastermind is off to new adventures. (The film is part of a series of four independent works produced by Filmfabrikken Denmark from 1915-1917. This is a fragment from the fourth film in the series.) (stumfilm.dk)
Mayuka is a girl who appears one day and claims to be Tenchi's daughter. As the initial shock wears off, everyone in the Masaki household gets used to Mayuka's presence. However, things only become more interesting as Washu tries to discover Mayuka's background. What Washu found involves demon, the Prince of Jurai, and unrequited emotions.