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The Night of the Damned

The Night of the Damned

The Night of the Damned is a 1971 film directed by Filippo Ratti.

Plot

The married couple Jean and Danielle Duprey receive a letter from a prince, an old friend of Jean's. The letter is in the form of a riddle, which references Les Fleurs du mal by Charles Baudelaire, which the prince gave him years ago. The Dupreys decide to leave and go to the prince's castle where Rita Lernod, the prince's wife, tells them that her husband is very ill. The prince appears to be afflicted with a disease unfamiliar to his doctors. The prince says that the disease affects everyone in his family for three generations, over thirty-five years of age. The couple find a strange painting featuring someone dying at the stake which disturbs Danielle.