This one rides the lines between many genres. It is a fairy tale, a Sapphic sexploitation piece, a supernatural horror, and at its base a sort of women in prison bordering on nunsploitation film.
Two young women, Françoise (Mireille Saunin) and Anna (Michèle Perello) are traveling through the French countryside. They stop at a tavern populated by men look like they are from the middle ages and a creepy hunchback dwarf. The innkeeper brings there drink, then warns them to leave. Before they notice, the dwarf has shuffled off. Returning to their car, the girls become lost, seemingly driving in circles. They find an abandoned farmhouse and decide to spend the night, keeping each other warm in an interesting fashion.
Come morning, only Françoise is around. She looks for Anna to no avail. She does, however, discover the dwarf who beckons her to follow. He leads her to the island castle of Morgana le Fay (Dominique Delpierre). The dwarf has vanished, but Françoise finds herself amongst Morgana's handmaidens, and discovers that not everything is how it seems.
The movie is a little slow paced, but beautifully shot. They take great advantage of the local scenery and usable parts of the castle. Despite the fantastical elements, it fits in with standard WIP protocol quite nicely. Morgana is obviously the warden, and Gurth (the dwarf) plays the head guard role. Morgana's three handmaidens are more "trustees" and act as HBIC together. Françoise as the new girl has captured the lust of Morgana, and the three HBICs, Yaël, Sylviane, and Sarah, decide to take things into their own hands. Also, Gurth is none too happy about his position.
The movie is not overly graphic, except a bit during the climactic lesbian orgy scene where Françoise makes her escape with the assistance of Gurth and the three handmaidens. The Mondo Macabro transfer is beautiful, and apparently taken from a very good print. There are very few film flaws, and everything is clear and sharp.
This is a great film for horror, Eurosleaze, LGBT, or Women in Prison fans, as it is not clearly any of those. Fans of legs and/or pervy dwarves will also be pleased.