The Whip and The Body
Directed by Mario Bava
A sadistic count (LORD OF THE RINGS' Christopher Lee) becomes a vengeful ghost who torments the living in Italian horror godfather Mario Bava's gothic nightmare. Famous for playing Dracula for Hammer Studios, Lee was the perfect choice to play Kurt Menliff, the sadistic son of a wealthy Count, who returns to the family castle, much to the dismay of his family and the beautiful woman with whom he shares a fondness for the lash. When Kurt is found murdered, his vengeful spirit cannot be contained by the grave, and he returns to Menliff Manor for revenge.
A sadistic count (Christopher Lee) becomes a vengeful ghost who torments the living.
Cast: Christopher Lee, Daliah Lavi, Tony Kendall
I love this film! It's spooky, sexy and scary. Mario Bava's gothic erotic horror is winning my horror heart tonight. Daliah Lavi and Christopher Lee are perfection. It's a beautifully colored and shot film.
At one point I rolled my eyes so hard that I had to seek medical attention. Love you long-time Mario, but this film fell flat for me.
Just couldn't get into it.
Everything in this is just beautiful! Love the set, decor, clothes,ect. It's also quite sad really.
as long as all you're wanting is a gothic 70s ghost bdsm movie, you're gonna love it!