A vengeful witch and her fiendish servant return from the grave and begin a bloody campaign to possess the body of the witch's beautiful look-alike descendant. Only the girl's brother and a handsome doctor stand in her way.
Dr. Eswai is called by Inspector Kruger to a small village to perform an autopsy on a woman who has died under suspicious circumstances. Despite help from Ruth, the village witch, Kruger is killed and it is revealed that the dead woman, as well as other villagers, have been killed by the ghost of Melissa, a young girl who, fed by the hatred of her grieving mother, Baroness Graps, exacts her revenge on them. Dr. Eswai, along with Monica, a local nurse, are lured into a fateful confrontation at the Villa Graps. Written by
Doug Sederberg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
my personal favorite of bava's films, though perhaps not technically his best. haunting tale of a town living in superstition and a scientific medical man there to look into bizarre death. spectacular mix of supernatural and gothic horror, impeccably shot as is always true of bava. the swing shot and strange chase scene are pinnacles of excellence. one of horror's true classics...
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