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Mill of the Stone Women (1960)

Il mulino delle donne di pietra (original title)
In 19th century Holland, a professor of fine arts and an unlicensed surgeon run a secret lab where the professor's ill daughter receives blood-transfusions from kidnapped female victims who posthumously become macabre art.


Giorgio Ferroni


Louis Sauvat (dialogue), Pieter van Weigen (short story)




Cast overview:
Pierre Brice ... Hans von Arnim
Scilla Gabel ... Elfie Wahl
Wolfgang Preiss ... Dr. Loren Bohlem
Dany Carrel ... Liselotte Kornheim (as Danny Carrell)
Herbert A.E. Böhme ... Prof. Gregorius Wahl (as Herbert Boehme)
Liana Orfei ... Annelore
Marco Guglielmi Marco Guglielmi ... Ralf
Olga Solbelli Olga Solbelli ... Selma
Alberto Archetti Alberto Archetti ... Konrad


Hans arrives in a town near Amsterdam to write a story on the reclusive sculptor, Professor Val, who lives on an island in the old mill house the locals call the Mill of the Stone Women. Hans meets the professor's beautiful and seductive daughter, and begins feeling passion for her despite his true love for Lisa Lotta. Slowly he becomes aware of the nefarious experiments being conducted by Val and his furtive assistant Dr. Boles, and local women continue to disappear. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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20 March 2004 | by GafkeSee all my reviews

This is a nice, creepy film, reminding me of a cross between "ReAnimator" (without the humor), "House of Wax" and the "Twice Told Tales" episode with Vincent Price as the father of an untouchable daughter.

A young man staying at an old windmill-turned-wax museum is seduced by the strange and beautiful young daughter of the man who runs the mill, himself an eccentric old scientist. (is there any other kind?) But he, his daughter, and the family doctor who cares for and loves her, are all hiding a terrible secret...and there's a reason why the wax statues of famous villainous women all look so lifelike! When the pretty, innocent girl from the nearby village, (whom our hero has fallen in love with, despite the best efforts of Creepy Girl) goes mysteriously missing, it's off to the mill to learn the terrible truth!

This is a dreamy, sometimes slow-moving, but never disappointing film which features a great "acid trip" sequence and the surprising nudity of several buxom young hotties. Should not be missed by fans of the colorful Italian, Hammer- esque genre. Wonderfully atmospheric and genuinely creepy. Great stuff!

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5 September 1962 (France) See more »

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