Lisa and the Devil
Directed by Mario Bava
Mario Bava's most unusual film follows a tourist pulled into a hellish mystery. Elke Sommer (BARON BLOOD) stars as a tourist in Spain who, upon seeing the image of a bald, grinning devil in an ancient fresco, wanders away from her group and finds herself drawn into a confounding labyrinth of mystery "” lured ever deeper by a mysterious figure (Telly Savalas) who may in fact be the fresco's Satan made flesh. Will she escape? Or become Satan's bride? Bava's diabolical thriller is flavored with the dreadful imagery and tormenting logic of an endless nightmare. Contains strong language, sexual scenes, violence and gore.
Mario Bava's most unusual film depicts a tourist pulled into a hellish mystery.
Cast: Elke Sommer, Telly Savalas, Sylva Koscina
Savalas is amazing as always the ambience and feel is certainly gothic and creepy. I think a little more character development for Elke Sommer's Lisa is needed tho.
Should come with a rape warning. Great movie until an exploitative rape scene ruins it.
I agree with Gdhi11. Savalas is great, Elke Sommer's character is not explored so she comes off boring and confused. This movie is beautiful to look at, it has a gothic romance sort of feel to it. Bava leaves you guessing about everything. If you like movies that leave you asking "what the f@ck did I just watch?" this one is your ticket. 3/5 for the kills and the beautiful imagery.
One of Bava's better films.
Absolutely brilliant. A new favourite from the era.