6.6/10
85
7 user 2 critic

A Diary of a Murderess (1975)

La encadenada (original title)
A beautiful young woman sets her sights on an aging millionaire. She seduces him, and moves into his mansion with him. She soon tires of him, though, and after she gets rid of him, she goes after his son

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Louisa is a young and attractive woman who wants to make a living for herself in Rome, but soon falls prey to some very shady characters that force her into prostitution.

Director: Giovanni d'Eramo
Stars: Marisa Mell, Farley Granger, Francisco Rabal
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Sadistic no-count killer Nanni Vitali and three other equally brutish hoodlums escape from prison. The foul foursome embark on a savage rape, murder, and robbery spree. Vitali even abducts ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Grieco
Stars: Helmut Berger, Marisa Mell, Richard Harrison
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A magistrate judge and his young beautiful wife are on holiday at a sea-side resort where mysteriously some of the guests and locals are being brutally murdered in the same fashion as ... See full summary »

Director: Jorge Grau
Stars: Fernando Rey, Marisa Mell, Máximo Valverde
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A priest becomes involved in demonology and exorcisms.

Directors: Franco Lo Cascio, Angelo Pannacciò
Stars: Richard Conte, Françoise Prévost, Patrizia Gori
Marta (1971)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A wealthy landowner haunted by the spectre of his dead mother has a fling with a beautiful fugitive who bears a striking resemblance to his missing wife, who may have been murdered.

Director: José Antonio Nieves Conde
Stars: Marisa Mell, Stephen Boyd, Jesús Puente
Mafia (1968)
Certificate: M Thriller | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Rosa Nicolosi is not the widow of Salvatore Colasberna, the man murdered in the beginning of the movie, but she is in fact the wife of Paolo Nicolosi, the only eyewitness of the murder. ... See full summary »

Director: Damiano Damiani
Stars: Claudia Cardinale, Franco Nero, Lee J. Cobb
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An insurance scam lands a man on death row for murdering his wife. What everyone doesn't know is she really isn't dead.

Director: Lucio Fulci
Stars: Jean Sorel, Marisa Mell, Elsa Martinelli
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A couple, lost in thick fog, take refuge in an old mansion next to a cemetery. Strange things start to happen.

Director: Francisco Lara Polop
Stars: Ida Galli, Analía Gadé, Lisa Leonardi
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Piero Sciumè
Stars: Marisa Mell, Philippe Leroy, Lea Massari
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A woman, a survivor of a failed murder attempt by a person dubbed "The Half-Moon Killer" by the police, and her husband must find the connecting thread between herself, six other women, and... See full summary »

Director: Umberto Lenzi
Stars: Antonio Sabato, Uschi Glas, Pier Paolo Capponi
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

In this version of the famous story of the London serial killer, Jack not only likes to kill prostitutes but he is a cannibal as well.

Director: José Luis Madrid
Stars: Paul Naschy, Patricia Loran, Renzo Marignano
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A police lieutenant suddenly faces the consequences of his choice to part for the local mobs.

Director: Fernando Di Leo
Stars: Luc Merenda, Richard Conte, Delia Boccardo
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Gina / Elisabeth
...
Alexander
Anthony Steffen ...
Richard
Richard Baron ...
Bernardo
Lili Muráti ...
Louisa
Carla Calò ...
Mother Superior (as Carol Brawn)
Beni Deus ...
Charles
...
Nun
Queta Ariel ...
Nun (as Ketty Ariel)
Juan Ribó ...
Mark
Edit

Storyline

A beautiful young woman sets her sights on an aging millionaire. She seduces him, and moves into his mansion with him. She soon tires of him, though, and after she gets rid of him, she goes after his son

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

sex | murder | female nudity | See All (3) »

Taglines:

When you plan a murder don't write it down...your victim might read it!

Genres:

Thriller

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

4 May 1975 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Diary of an Erotic Mistress  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Made in 1974, the film didn't premiere until late 1975. See more »

Connections

Featured in Sur les traces de ma mère (2016) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Excellent Giallo like thriller
29 June 2007 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

La Encadenada aka Diary of an Erotic Murderess(1975) Manuel Mur Oti

Alexander (Richard Conte)a very wealthy widower wants to hire a young woman to take care of his troubled son Mark, who is prone to fits of violence ever since the death of his mother left him mute. Gina (Marisa Mell, Seven blood stained orchids,One on top of the other) introduces herself as a writer looking for a job that will allow her time to write her book about the local Galician Witches, she is also a psychologist and with such qualifications she is hired. Gina however is a charlatan and a confidence trickster with a lengthy criminal record out to gain what she can from a man with too much money. She learns very quickly the troubles that torment Mark and immediately she is calling him "Mon petit cherie" the term of endearment used by his mother towards him, this has the effect of getting her into his confidence, Mark however is soon just as infatuated with her as he was his mother and forcefully tries to cement their relationship. Alexander also falls for the charms of the new employee and Gina sees her chance to play one against the other. Gina finds a diary from the deceased mother that is full of tales of her husbands abuse and her virtual position of being a sex slave to her master,also there in is her plans to kill him off in gruesome ways so that her and her son could enjoy the tyrants wealth at their leisure. Gina's plans are interrupted though when her own abusive husband Richard (Antonio De Teffè,Crimes of the Black Cat, The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave) turns up,he knows what she's up to and threatens to reveal all to her new employer and to the authorities unless she can provide him with just a little of the wealth he knows is inside the Manor, she agrees, Richard however tries to sell the jewels he is given to the same vendor that sold them originally to Alexander, he confronts her and tells her to leave,but his true feelings towards her can not let her leave. Alexander is soon dispatched in his bathtub, but before Gina and Mark can enjoy their new found wealth after the demise of Alex, a stranger turns up called Charles who introduces himself as the bastard son of Alex and as such the beneficiary of half his father's estate, he then astounds her by saying he has been investigating her on his father behalf and recounts to her all the details of her seedy past, his demands are clear she has to become his sexual slave, she agrees, but its not long however before old Charles is dispatched in the the same way as his father, Gina suspects Mark, but then the final shocking twist of the diary becomes very evident.

Diary of an Erotic Murderess reminded me a little of the Conte/Fenech film Secrets of a Call Girl in that both have an underused Conte, a female icon of Italian cinema and very misleading titles, of course the film did originally have plenty of sex scenes but they were all sadly removed, the sight of the exotic Mell in a state of undress would truly have been a highpoint of the film.The film is a hybrid of many Italian genres and is hard to define, the stately manor which also boasts a former Templar monastery on its grounds adds sufficiently to the mood and would suggest a Gothic origin, but it is also firmly in the bloodless giallo realm too. Mell with her catlike features is a delight and her performance is excellent, Conte, one of my favorite actors is good too although the voice which I'm pretty sure wasn't his is a little off putting.Carlo Savina's very romantic score is very sumptuous and reminiscent of many a Morricone opus. It's a good little thriller though and recommended to all fans of Italian Giallo/Mystery thriller films.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Late night fun with Mell douggman99
Discuss A Diary of a Murderess (1975) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?