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

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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 ...
Falesse / Ester (as Anna Maria Pierangeli)
Fernando Sancho ...
Pascal Gorriot
Alfredo Mayo ...
André (as Alfredo Majo)
Emilio Gutiérrez Caba ...
María Rosa Sclauzero
Víctor Alcázar ...
Giancarlo Sisti ...
Giovane André
Gaetano Imbró
Luciano Catenacci ...
Antoine (as Luciano Lorcas)
Bruno Ciangola


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 <>

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Release Date:

2 May 1970 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Dans les replis de la chair  »

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ESP 14,868,409 (Spain)

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1.85 : 1
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A trippy exploitation classic!
22 July 2002 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

On a dark and stormy night an escaped convict on the run witnesses a beautiful woman burying a body while a young boy looks on. He is captured by the authorities and returned to jail. Flash forward to several years later where the boy, now a young man, lives in a villa with his Mother and a girl who is either his lover or his sister, it's hard to say. His Mother was the mistress of a criminal who disappeared years before. Or is that "disappeared"? Is everything as simple and straightforward as it first appears? A guest arrives claiming to be a long lost relative. Are they telling the truth or do they suspect something about a hidden secret? So begins 'In The Folds Of The Flesh' an almost forgotten Spanish exploitation thriller that continually twists and turns. Full of surprises, trippy imagery, and an unexpected Nazi flashback, this is recommended to fans of Jess Franco's classic 'Succubus' and similar 60s/70s European sexploitation. It may not reach Franco's over the top absurdity and sheer strangeness, but it has a lot of fun trying, and I enjoyed it a great deal.

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