Lisa and the Devil is simply too audacious to be dismissed out of hand. ... But the U.S. cut, The House of Exorcism, is mostly a tragedy.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Contains some of Bava's most lush cinematography.
Who loves ya, Beelzebub? Why, Kojak... er, Telly Savalas, of course! The lollypop licking Lucifer shadows lovely Lisa throughout this lesser-known, more unusual of Italian giallo master Mario Bava's oeuvres
The Bava art on full display, voluptuous and oneiric
Lisa and the Devil is the real deal, a masterfully poetic journey into darkness and dislocation that is long overdue in finding the audience it so desperately deserves.
| Original Score: 4/4
The film seems to b a deliberate attempt on Bava's part to craft an art-house movie in horror film drag.
It might take a few viewings before the full beauty (not to mention the plot) makes itself clear, but Lisa and the Devil rewards those repeated viewings richly.
Incredibly dreary horror opus.
| Original Score: 1/5
Boring, nonsensical horror flick.
| Original Score: 2/5