La frusta e il corpo (The Whip and The Body) (1963)
Average Rating: 6.8/10
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Release Date: Aug 29, 1963 Wide
Average Rating: 3.5/5
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Marred by controversy at the time of its release, this horror fantasy from Italy's legendary horror director Mario Bava centers on the twisted desires of a nobleman's son (Christopher Lee). Lee is ostracized by his father for his dalliances with a servant girl (who later commits suicide), but is allowed to return to the fold by his brother, whose lovely wife (Dahlia Lavi) immediately becomes the object of Lee's mad lust. Lee is later found murdered, along with several other victims from the
Aug 29, 1963 Wide
Mar 8, 2005
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Many Mario Bava fans consider this to be one of his best, and it's certainly a contender with its effectively stylish rendering of a pulpy ghost mystery.
The Whip and the Body is a gothic horror fantasy that finds Bava at the peak of his visual prowess.
Someone sent me this on tape. I may speak to them again one day.
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