Daughters of Satan (1972)

USA, 1972
35mm film, “color by DeLuxe”, mono, English

An American horror film directed by Hollingsworth Morse. Production began on 23 March 1972 1Daily Variety 7 April 1972 p.12 and it was released on a double bill with Superbeast (1972), the two films having been shot back-to-back in the Philippines.

Plot Summary

American antiques dealer James Robertson living in Manila buys a painting depicting witches being burned at the stake. One of the women in the paiting bears a striking resemblance to his wife, Chris who is gradually possessed by the spirit of the witch.


Directed by: Hollingsworth Morse
© United Artists Corporation MCMLXXII [1972]
United Artists [logo]
Produced by: Aubrey Schenck
Associate Producer: Vicente Nayve
Screenplay by: John C. Higgins
From a Story by: John Bushelman
Director of Photography: Nonong Rasca
Film Editor: Tony DiMarco
Music Composed and Conducted by: Richard LaSalle
Sound Recording: Levy Principe
Wardrobe: Vicente Cabrera
Make-Up Artist: Fred C. Blau Jr
Hairdresser: Carmelita Sioson
Set Design and Construction: Hernando Balon

Tom Selleck (James Robertson)
Barra Grant (Chris Robertson)
Tani Phelps Guthrie (Kitty Duarte)
Paraluman (Juana Rios)
Vic Silayan (Dr Dangal)
Vic Diaz (Carlos Ching)
Gina Laforteza (Andrea)
Ben Rubio (Tommy Tantuico)
Paquito Salcedo (mortician)
Chito Reyes (guerrilla)
Bobby Greenwood (Mrs Postlethwaite)

Alternative Titles

Akuma no musume-tachi – Japan
As Filhas de Satã – Brazil
Satans dotter – Sweden
Die Töchter Satans – West Germany
Дочери сатаны – Russia

Extracts included in
Out of this World Super Shock Show (2007)
Trailer Trauma 2: Drive-In Monsterama (2016)



  • Cinema TV Today no.10010 (9 December 1972) p.29 – credits, review
  • Daily Variety 7 April 1972 p.12 – credits (Film production chart)
  • Filmfacts vol.15 no.22 (1972) pp.549-550 – reprinted reviews
  • Films and Filming vol.19 no.5 (February 1973) pp.54-55 – credits, review
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.221 no.21 (19 May 1972) p.13 – credits
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.40 no.470 (March 1973) p.50 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Variety 4 October 1972 p.18 – credits, review


  • Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror (2nd edition) by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.250 – credits, review
  • Film Review 1973-74 by F. Maurice Speed (ed) p.216
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis p.81
  • Horror Films of the 1970s by John Kenneth Muir pp.179-181 – credits, synopsis, review