A priest, Sven, and his wife Anna live in a lonely vicarage in northern Sweden. Anna has been suffering from nervous trouble. With them lives her "self-sacrificing" friend Hedvig. Hedvig is... See full summary »
A priest, Sven, and his wife Anna live in a lonely vicarage in northern Sweden. Anna has been suffering from nervous trouble. With them lives her "self-sacrificing" friend Hedvig. Hedvig is a complicated character. At first sight she exposes dark sides. She has sworn her self to the devil, by carving a bloody cross onto her body. Hedvig is successfully performing a lot of sorceries, several of them with a strong erotic meaning Thus she sneaks naked to the priest's bed during night. Leaning over him she kisses his body. Sven is moving uneasily in his sleep but does not wake up. Carefully she sits astride him. There is a night of lust. Anna fins herself soon entangled in a net of wickedness. It is surrounding her from all sides, still it is gliding away, always impalpable. There are cases of violent death, declared "natural" in spite of many question marks. There is a heavy atmosphere of fright, hatred and eroticism in the beautiful vicarage... Written by
Stefan Nylen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Swedish erotic horror (with emphasis on the former)
This is one of those Swedish films that is only currently available in its native dialogue, so I had to rely on the bizarre visuals (and written plot synopses from bilingual Swedes) to try to fathom exactly what the hell is going on. A woman (Anita Sanders),who apparently was in some kind of institution, returns home with her husband to her friend/maid (Solveig Anderson). The younger woman, however, is now practicing witchcraft. She wreaks all kinds of strange havoc with voodoo dolls and then uses her powers to seduce BOTH the religious husband and the neurotic wife. It all ends--as these things inevitably do--in a long satanic orgy.
This movie is interesting mainly for the two lead actresses and the director, Torgny Wickman. Solveig Anderson would probably be a lot more well known in Swedish erotica of that era if only she had not appeared in all her English-friendly films (i.e. "Swedish Wildcats", "Thriller", "Wide Open") with Christina Lindberg, who made even this Swedish beauty seem pretty ordinary-looking by comparison. Anita Sanders, on the other hand, was mainly active in Italian exploitation flicks. She appeared in the early Tinto Brass interracial-sex film "Nerosubianco (Attraction)" and she played former Miss Teen Italy Gloria Guida's ridiculously young-looking mother in "Quella Eta Malizia". Free from the erotic shadows of Christine Lindbeg and Gloria Guida respectively, these two do manage to generate quite a bit of heat together (which might explain why they're wandering around out in the snow wearing short miniskirts in one scene).
Torgny Wickman is most famous for his "Language of Love" sex documentaries, which broke a lot of barriers in their day, but seem pretty quaint today. His fictional film "Anita" with Christina Lindberg as a crazed nymphomaniac has gotten a legitimate English-language release and quite a bit of attention recently, but his earlier study of teenage nymphomania, "Eva, the Half Virgin" (with Anderson in the title role) has so far been neglected. As a Swedish horror film, this certainly won't make anybody forget about "Let the Right One", but as an EROTIC horror film it certainly works alright.
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