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
confusing but oozing that eerie Bava atmosphere.
Love me my Telly and good old classic. The movie was great and never tired of watching.
Love Telly and some good old movies. Great film.
If you like the “put it together yourself” quality of Lynch films like “Lost Highway” and “Mulholland Drive,” you’ll enjoy this dreamlike thriller. Arthouse for sure, but not impenetrable—that said, every viewer will leave with a different theory. I loved it. Reminded me of Twilight Zone’s “After Hours.”