The Iron Rose

Jean Rollin, 1972, 85 mins

AKA La Rose de Fer

This is one of Rollin’s rarest films, and a true treat for fans. Centred on a young couple who make love in an abandoned tomb and find themselves trapped for the night among the graves and crypts of a massive cemetery. The pair frantically try to escape the haunted grounds but all in vain as they are slowly overtaken by hysteria and finally death.

‘The Film’s uniquely peculiar atmospherics have gained it a cult following… some consider it on a par with the original Carnival of Souls| as among the simplest and creepiest of macabre films.’ – New York Times