A vengeful witch and her fiendish servant return from the grave and begin a bloody campaign to possess the body of the witch's beautiful look-alike descendant, with only the girl's brother and a handsome doctor standing in her way.
Dr. Eswai is called by Inspector Kruger to a small village to perform an autopsy on a woman who has died under suspicious circumstances. Despite help from Ruth, the village witch, Kruger is killed and it is revealed that the dead woman, as well as other villagers, have been killed by the ghost of Melissa, a young girl who, fed by the hatred of her grieving mother, Baroness Graps, exacts her revenge on them. Dr. Eswai, along with Monica, a local nurse, are lured into a fateful confrontation at the Villa Graps.Written by
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Melissa Graps, the ghost girl, is played by a boy, billed as 'Valerio Valeri.' See more »
In the United States, an edited version of this film was released as "Curse of the Living Dead" as part of "Living Dead" triple feature aimed at drive-ins. Other releases, including home video, under the title "Kill Baby, Kill" are the more complete version. See more »
Mario Bava is a master of moods and visuals, and the film, Operazione Paura, is no exception. It has all the imprints of a visual master at work, vivid and surreal atmospherics combined with a genuinely interesting storyline that unfolds slowly like an engaging gothic novel.
For fans of Bava, this film is not to be missed. Check it out.
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