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Byleth (Il demone dell'incesto) (1972)

| Drama, Horror | 2005 (USA)
A boy is possessed by Byleth, the demon of the incest. He wants to madly love his sister, but his tragic end will be the natural epilogue of this morbid tale.



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Duke Lionello Shandwell
Claudia Gravy ...
Aldo Bufi Landi ...
Franco Jamonte
Tony Denton
Fernando Cerulli ...
Silvana Pompili ...
Marzia Damon ...
Gisella (as Caterina Chiani)
Franco Marletta
Antonio Anelli ...
Il prete
Carla Mancini
Alessandro Perrella
Bruna Beani ...
(as Bruna Baini)


A boy is possessed by Byleth, the demon of the incest. He wants to madly love his sister, but his tragic end will be the natural epilogue of this morbid tale.

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A boy is blinded with incestuous passion.


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Bizarre but beautiful cult oddity
7 July 2008 | by (Beverley Hills, England) – See all my reviews

This strange cult oddity has been all but forgotten since its release in 1972, and I'm not really surprised at that - as while it certainly is a film with some merit, it's also really bizarre and I have no idea who the target audience might be. The name of the title is a demon, who apparently also happens to be the king of hell and who can curse a man to live in incest. Lionello is a man who has been punished by the demon and thus lusts after his own sister; which is not good news for her husband Giordano. If I had to liken this film to other films I've seen, I'd put it in with the likes of Valerie and Her Weekend of Wonders and The Reincarnation of Isabel as all these films are low on plots but high on weird goings on that don't always make a great deal of sense. This film does not benefit from a constantly intriguing narrative but there is usually just about enough going on to ensure that the film doesn't become boring. Director Leopoldo Savona creates a good style for the film and it does look very nice indeed. The film benefits from a handful of beautiful women who don't seem to mind taking their clothes off, which is also nice and care is taken with the locations also. It soon becomes apparent that the plot is not really all that important; but it is at least worthwhile and the script does bother to tie things up at the end. Overall, this is a decent if strange watch and while I wouldn't recommend anyone goes out of their way to find it; it is at least worth seeing.

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