Morgane et ses Nymphes (1971)
The biggest problem comes in the form of Yael, who does not want Françoise to become Morganne's new favorite. She and the other favorites, Sarah and Sylviane work to get Françoise out of the picture. Françoise tries to escape, only to learn she does not have the magic to summon the boat, but Gurth does.
During the final scene where Anna and Françoise are to give their souls to Morganne, Françoise decides to seduce Yael. Afterwards Gurth gets lowered into the pit for having the girls perform on each other for his own amusement. There is some twisted irony in there.
Françoise gets his ring to summon the boat and then a horse. But it doesn't matter because once Françoise sees an old woman and a dead one she realizes she would rather be young and beautiful forever. She calls out to Morganne who comes to get her. They walk back to the boat but stop by the farm house where Anna and she had spent the night. Inside still sleeping she sees Anna and Yael (at least I think it is Yael) sleeping in each other's arms, happy. Françoise smiles.
Ok so. Is this horror?
Again there are plenty of elements of horror even if the movie is not scary. Françoise does give up her soul to stay immortal and live with Morganne forever. Judging by the number of women here it seems she is not lacking in volunteers. Morganne is not an unkind witch, she does let Anna and Yael go off to live their own "happily ever after".
The girls though are still victims of Morganne, or are they all co-dependent on each other. Morganne needs them to live and they need her so they can remain forever young; trapped even in a moment in time. In the end that might make more horrific than any number of monsters or slashers.
Many have commented on the surrealistic nature of this film, and that is true. It is like Françoise has passed over into a mytic land. Sort like Mist of Avalon, if Morganne had been a lesbian.
Tally 25 movies, 22 new.
Game ideas: Obviously Morgane Le Fey is still alive and living on the Isle of Avalon. I would fix this with Mists of Avalon and even a bit of my own Daughters of the Flame to get some interesting.