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Enter the Devil (1974)

L'ossessa (original title)
R | | Horror | December 1978 (USA)
The story in this horror movie revolves around a strange religious icon and the demonic sexual influence it exerts on a young art student. After a gory dream sequence in which the woman ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stella Carnacina ...
Danila
Chris Avram ...
Mario
Lucretia Love ...
Luisa
Ivan Rassimov ...
Gabriele Tinti ...
Luisa's lover
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Father Xeno
Gianrico Tondinelli ...
Carlo
Umberto Raho ...
Psychiatrist
Giuseppe Addobbati
Piero Gerlini ...
Rev. Antonio
Maria Teresa Piaggio
Edoardo Toniolo
Luigi Antonio Guerra
Giovanni Di Benedetto ...
(as Gianni De Benedetto)
Elisa Mantellini
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The story in this horror movie revolves around a strange religious icon and the demonic sexual influence it exerts on a young art student. After a gory dream sequence in which the woman imagines herself being nailed to a cross herself, the statue eventually comes to life and begins to sexually torment her. Written by Ørnås

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Absolutely dreadful US title for this fine piece of Euro exploitation cinema
2 April 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Absolutely dreadful US title for this fine piece of Euro exploitation cinema, L'Ossessa. Directed by Mario Gariazzo who wrote or directed many such Italian movies including Play Motel, Sister Emanuelle and Vacanze per un Massacro, this is obviously an Exorcist rip-off but done with great panache. Stella Carnacina, as the possessed one, does not make a false move, as she rants, seduces, screams and spews throughout. She is on the screen most of the time and always looks menacing or appealing. There is much violence and sexual activity but also much background church activity that is most authentically portrayed and lends much power to the possession scenes. It is also these scenes of religious activity quietly (or not so quietly) being mocked that must upset a lot of people. In the US, apparently, the TV personality, Elvira, used to make much fun of the film and there are prints with her many intrusions. It is easy to see why because there do seem comic moments but it seems to me these come after one or another tremendous bout of energetic raving from young Stella and whilst they may have seemed appropriate in the original script, the way the possession scenes have been shot, they seem inadequate. When we have just watched the most astonishing and vigorous scenes of blasphemy, for the doctor or relative to reflect 'she seems a little worse' or 'I think it must be psychological' seem far from suitable and should have been ratcheted up when it was clear the activity was going to be so sensational. For those who think they may not enjoy this, they are probably right but for those who think they might - YOU WILL!


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