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Lisa and the Devil (1973)
"Lisa e il diavolo" (original title)

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Surreal goings-on at a Spanish villa in this poetic horror fairytale, which was crassly re-edited into The House of Exorcism (1975) for US release.

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Cast

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Sophia Lehar (as Silva Koscina)
Alessio Orano ...
Max
Gabriele Tinti ...
George (the chauffeur)
Eduardo Fajardo ...
Francis Lehar
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Countess
Franz von Treuberg ...
Shopkeeper
Kathy Leone ...
Lisa's friend
Espartaco Santoni ...
Carlo
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Storyline

Lisa is a tourist in an ancient city. When she gets lost, she finds an old mansion in which to shelter. Soon she is sucked into a vortex of deception, debauchery and evil presided over by housekeeper Leandre. Written by Niz

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Every corner of the soul is lost to the icy clutch of the supernatural!

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Horror | Mystery

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Release Date:

8 December 1976 (Sweden)  »

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Lisa and the Devil  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

ESP 7,464,204 (Spain) (3 September 1999)
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Quotes

Sophia Lehar: I prefer ghosts to vampires, though. They're so much more human; they have a tradition to live up to. Somehow they manage to keep all the horror in without spilling any blood.
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To Mirna
Composed by Carlo Savina
Sung by Edda Dell'Orso
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Surreal horror from Pappa Bava
29 June 2004 | by (Maryland) – See all my reviews

I love Italian films from the 60s and 70s. I picked up Lisa and the Devil on DVD and then realized that the House of Exorcism is a re-edited, totally different version of Lisa and the Devil. I feel like I need to see the House of Exorcism now.

If you like Bava films, then you will surely enjoy Lisa and the Devil. This is a surreal piece of film making in that you are not quite sure what is reality and what is in the mind of the characters. There is no over the top gore, but Bava uses camera work and generates a creepy atmosphere. I may not reccomend

this film to Mario Bava "first timers" or "gore hounds". While I love to watch a Fulci or Bruno Mattei zombie fest anyday, I still enjoy a classic Bava film the same way I enjoy classical music. They both hit a chord, but a different chord.


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