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In the Folds of the Flesh (1970)
"Nelle pieghe della carne" (original title)

 -  Drama | Thriller | Horror  -  2 May 1970 (Italy)
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The guests of a villa are killed off one by one by their hosts. Incest, decapitations and a cyanide bath feature amongst the other bizarre delights.

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Complete credited cast:
Eleonora Rossi Drago ...
Lucille
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Falesse / Ester (as Anna Maria Pierangeli)
Fernando Sancho ...
Pascal Gorriot
Alfredo Mayo ...
André (as Alfredo Majo)
Emilio Gutiérrez Caba ...
Colin
María Rosa Sclauzero
Víctor Alcázar ...
Michel
Giancarlo Sisti ...
Giovane André
Gaetano Imbró
Luciano Catenacci ...
Antoine (as Luciano Lorcas)
Bruno Ciangola
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A fleeing felon believes he sees a body being buried in the garden of a Swiss villa one night just before his arrest. Thirteen years later, he's released from prison and comes back, thinking he can blackmail the three people there: a governess and her son, and the daughter of the missing (and presumed dead) owner of the estate. The daughter rules the roost. She may also be unhinged, going into murderous trances when men take her in their arms. Men menace women; sexual assaults are close at hand. Everyone seems to have their own horrifying memories. Is there a mystery to unravel? Will the dying end? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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2 May 1970 (Italy)  »

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Dans les replis de la chair  »

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ESP 14,868,409 (Spain)
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WOW. Fan-f'in-tastic, Melodramatic, Nonsense!
22 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is completely over the top! Why and how it escaped getting played around the world, on the midnight circuit, is beyond me. It's like someone made a soup out of a Spanish Soap Opera, a Giallo, Gothic Thriller, and a Film Noir... It's loaded with ridiculous double crosses, kinky incest (is it incest?), countless decapitations, pet vultures, plot twists that make little to no sense, random Freudian Psychology, and extraneous WWII Concentration Camp flashbacks! The score is over-dramatic, as is the acting, and just about everything else. It certainly can't be taken seriously, but that's what's so appealing. Don't be fooled though, if it's the Classic Bava, Martino or Argento-esque formula you're looking for, that's not what you'll get. Despite that it is often listed and cited as a Giallo. This movie came out in 1970, when the genre was just beginning to take root, so while it's certainly got all of the necessary elements to be classified as 'Gialli', the elements are scattered, appearing in different places in the plot than is common to the traditional Giallo formula. That said, it could be of interest to hardcore fans in that respect. That's how I came upon it, and I'm not upset. Think something along the lines of Luciano Ercoli's "Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion" or even Lucio Fulci's "Perversion Story," only much more ridiculous! Wonderfully ridiculous, psychedelic and melodramatic. Wow.


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