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22 November 1974 (Italy) See more »
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Creepy movie plenty of horrible and disgusting images See more (39 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Carla Gravina ... Ippolita Oderisi

Mel Ferrer ... Massimo Oderisi

Arthur Kennedy ... Bishop Ascanio Oderisi
George Coulouris ... Father Mittner

Alida Valli ... Irene
Mario Scaccia ... Faith Healer
Umberto Orsini ... Dr. Marcello Sinibaldi
Anita Strindberg ... Greta
Remo Girone ... Filippo Oderisi
Ernesto Colli ... Possessed Man
Bruno Tocci ... Possessed Man's Friend
Beatrice De Bono ... Woman healed by statue
Vittorio Fanfoni ... (credit only)
Luigi Antonio Guerra ... (credit only)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dolores Calò ... Woman Begging by the Statue (uncredited)
Luciano Foti ... Oderisi Servant (uncredited)
Ulla Johannsen ... Blonde Party Guest (uncredited)
Lea Lander ... Mariangela (uncredited)
John Francis Lane ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Alba Maiolini ... Old Woman Praying by Statue (uncredited)
Giuseppe Marrocco ... Oderisi Servant (uncredited)

Directed by
Alberto De Martino 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gianfranco Clerici 
Alberto De Martino 
Vincenzo Mannino 

Produced by
Edmondo Amati .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
Bruno Nicolai 
 
Cinematography by
Joe D'Amato  (as Aristide Massaccesi)
 
Film Editing by
Vincenzo Tomassi 
 
Art Direction by
Uberto Bertacca 
 
Makeup Department
Euclide Santoli .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Alfredo Nicolai .... production manager
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Adolfo Troiani .... camera operator
 
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Peter Fernandez .... voice director (English version)
 

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Also Known As:
"L'anticristo" - Italy (original title)
"Blasphemy" - USA (poster title)
"The Tempter" - USA (dubbed version)
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112 min
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Argentina:X (original rating) | Argentina:18 (re-rating) | Australia:R | Finland:(Banned) (1975) | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | Norway:18 (1975) | Portugal:M/18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 (uncut DVD version) | UK:18 (video rating) (cut) | USA:R
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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Creepy movie plenty of horrible and disgusting images, 30 September 2008
Author: ma-cortes

This filthy and spooky movie concerns about Hipolita (Carla Gravina), she's a invalid young with unsettling problems from his mother died for a car crash in an accident along with her father (Mel Ferrer) and then she resulted paralyzed . She only has understanding for his brother (Remo Girone) . Her mental problems and intervention a doctor (Umberto Orsini) lead to an act of possession by an ancestor framed as a witch by the Inquisition . Eventually she's deeply possessed and starts seducing a young and other local men only to murder them . Hipolita becomes possessed and a strange exorcism seems to be the only solution to stop the craziness and heal the young invalid . An exorcism carried out by a Father exorcist (George Colouris) results to be the mean to save her but the events go awry .

This exploitation picture displays eerie horror , witchcraft , grisly killings , bestiality , satanism and lots of blood and gore . Large cast with American actors working in Italy , such as Arthur Kennedy , Mel Ferrer , and George Colouris . Revolting , scary scenes and nasty images take place on orgy scenes with goat included . Packs luxurious scenarios with a lush corridor plenty of sculptures and careful cinematography showing glamorous sets by known Joe DÁmato , though cheesy special effects on the levitation scenes . Creepy and adequate to terror musical score composed by Ennio Morricone and conducted by Bruno Nicolai . The motion picture was regularly directed by Alberto De Martino . He's an Italian craftsman , working from the 60s in all kind of genres and B movies . As he directed Peplum (Secret seven , Spartan gladiators , Invincible gladiator , Valley of stone men) , Spaghetti Western (Django shoots first , Providence , Charge of seven cavalry) , Warlike (Dirty heroes) , European spy genre (OK Connery , Operation Lady Chaplin) , and Terror (Miami Golem , Horror , Holocaust 2000) , among others.

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