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The Devil Witch (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 ...
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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Anne Heywood was originally cast as Baba Yaga but withdrew before filming and was successfully fined by the studio. See more »

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References The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) See more »

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Very interesting Euro horror
30 July 2007 | by (Chile) – See all my reviews

I saw it last night for the first time and thought it was spectacular! Filled with style and inventive camera work that could leave Argento in shame, the movie had a bizarre, interesting story. The pace was slow and lethargic (similar to Franco's Succubus and Vampyros Lesbos); the music was excellent, including a melancholic jazz tune and a stylish rock score; and the acting was above average: Carroll Baker, as opposite of what many reviewers said, shines in the role of the evil witch (and looks very attractive also), and Isabelle de Funes was a nice revelation. Cult favorite George Eastman is also good in is supporting role. For the sleazy guys, there was also some mild S&M and some T&A, but nothing worth mention . Too bad the director only made this film, as he looked very talented. A 8/10 from me.


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