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The Devil Watch (1973)
"Baba Yaga" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Horror  |  20 September 1973 (Italy)
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A photographer finds herself falling under the spell of a witch.

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George Eastman ...
Arno Treves
Isabelle De Funès ...
Valentina Rosselli
Ely Galleani ...
Annette
Daniela Balzaretti ...
Romina
Mario Mattia Giorgetti ...
Carlo, Hippie in the Demonstration (as Mario Giorgetti)
Sergio Masieri ...
Sandro
Angela Covello ...
Toni
Cesarina Amendola ...
Baba Yaga's Neighbour
Mario Paolo Giordani
Carla Mancini
Giorgio Pellizone
Lorenzo Piani
Natalie E. Spleptzow
Rodolfo Zola
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Strange things have been happening to Valentina, a young and beautiful professional photographer, ever since she made the acquaintance of Baba Yaga, a mysterious older woman who gave her a lift home late one night. For one thing, Valentina has been having weird, kinky nightmares. For another, one of Valentina's cameras seems to have acquired a deadly curse. And then there was that visit to Baba Yaga's house, where Valentina discovered bizarre relics, including a dominatrix doll, and a bottomless pit in the living room. Valentina comes to realize that Baba Yaga is a witch who is out to possess her - body and soul. Written by Eugene Kim <genekim@concentric.net>

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Baba Yaga, Devil Witch  »

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hip, haunting, and of its time
12 July 1999 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

From the beginning, with a credits sequence set against a background of stark, stylized black and white illustrations while we hear the driving yet haunting theme song, this movie grabs you. If you are already a fan of the "giallo" genre, you will be delighted by this film. If you're not, or don't know the genre, don't expect much in the way of a coherent plot or continuity, just lose yourself in the studied weirdness of the individual sequences. This film is particularly interesting as it has a certain "hip" and even political sensibility that gives it a real late 60s/early 70s feel. Neat music!


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