In Secta Siniestra, Frederick, a retired mercenary is found in bed with another woman and as a result is blinded by his deranged and spiteful wife, who is then confined to an asylum. Deciding to start a new life and family with his mistress, Helen, but finding that he is unable to successfully impregnate her, Frederick consults with a fertility doctor who agrees to assist in helping them conceive a baby. But unknown to the happy couple, a member of a Satanic sect decides that Helen will be the perfect mother for the Antichrist and intervenes!
A diamond in the rough of early 80s Euro-horror, then 72 year old filmmaker Ignacio F. Iquino’s (directing as Steve McCoy) SECTA SINIESTRA, or, Bloody Sect, barely saw any kind of release outside of its native Spain, despite liberally ‘borrowing’ plot elements from Rosemary’s Baby, with touches of The Exorcist. Brimming over with every key element of Eurosleaze, including surprisingly mean spirited and brutal killings, Satanic possession, loads of nudity, zoom-happy cinematography, absurd plot twists and a pounding score, SECTA SINIESTRA is long overdue to join the ranks of the craziest offerings from Bruno Mattei or Joe D’Amato. Vinegar Syndrome is thrilled to resurrect this forgotten gem from Spain’s sleaziest and most entertaining era in film production and presents the impossible to see SECTA SINIESTRA on Blu-ray for the first time, newly restored in 2k from its original 35mm camera negative.
Directed by: Ignacio F. Iquino
Starring: Emma Quer, Carlos Martos, Diana Conca, Concha Valero
1982 / 86 min / 1.85:1
• Region Free Blu-ray/DVD combo
• Newly scanned & restored in 2k from its 35mm original camera negative
• Audio commentary with film historian and author Kat Ellinger
• Promotional stills gallery
• Reversible cover artwork
• Original Spanish language soundtrack
• Newly translated English subtitles