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
Masterful direction, beautiful music, very stylish and surreal as well as confusing and incoherent . It lacks the chills and the gore of other Bava's film, but over all a great giallo. Score. 7 corpses on the floor out of 10
It's gorgeous, it's dreamy, it's... kind of awful , if you try to take the central melodrama in any way seriously. One wonders how much the nightmare-logic weirdness was by design, and how much was just the result of a troubled production. Either way, I'm sold.
Boring as Hell!
Visually stunning. Completely bonkers. Disturbingly nightmarish. What's not to love?
Most confusing plot I have ever had the joy to experience. Its like a maze come to life with the added sappy romance only a movie of that time period can have.