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Night of the Devils (1972)

La notte dei diavoli (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery | 29 April 1972 (Italy)
The patriarch of a wealthy family fears that he will show up one day in vampire form. Should this happen, he warns his family not to let him back in his house, no matter how much he begs them.

Director:

Giorgio Ferroni

Writers:

Eduardo Manzanos (story) (as Eduardo M. Brochero), Romano Migliorini (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Gianni Garko ... Nicola
Agostina Belli ... Sdenka
Roberto Maldera ... Jovan (as Mark Roberts)
Cinzia De Carolis ... Irina
Teresa Gimpera ... Elena
Bill Vanders Bill Vanders ... Gorca Ciuvelak (as William Vanders)
Umberto Raho ... Dr. Tosi
Luis Suárez Luis Suárez ... Vlado
Sabrina Tamborra ... Mira
Rosita Torosh ... Nurse (as Rosa Toros)
Stefano Oppedisano Stefano Oppedisano ... Male Nurse
Maria Monti Maria Monti ... The Witch
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In this adaptation of Tolstoy's story the Wurdulak, a mentally ill patient known as Nicola (Gianni Garko) flashes back to horrifying experiences that he encountered while driving through the country. Upon damaging his car, Nicola sets out for help, only to meet a mysterious family that lives in total fear of someone or something. This evil force slowly penetrates the household and thrusts each of its members into a frenzy of absolute terror! Written by Zach R.

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A witch and some Varadluks at the Yugoslavian countryside!
22 June 2002 | by fetmenfulSee all my reviews

Nicolas is found wandering aimlessly at a beach and is taken to a hospital where his horrific story is told through flashbacks; He have a car accident in the Yugoslavian countryside and finds a house where he gets shelter for the night. He hears strange noises during the night and in the morning he's told about the witch that lives in the forest. The witch killed Yorga's borther (Yorga is the father in the family he stays with) and the brother came back at exactly 6 pm the next day, transformed into a Vardaluk (some sort of zombie). Nikolas falls in love with Sdenka, Yorga's daughter, and stays with the family. Yorga decides to confront the witch and his son Jovan is prepared for the worst. Just like Jovan feared Yorga returns the next day at 6 pm precise and a lot of really bad things starts to happen.

This is an interesting movie with a good story, scary music and nice sets but it is a bit to slow moving. The flashback-to-present way of telling the story is pretty effective. There are some memorable scenes like the torture fantasies in the beginning and when Helene's fingers are cut of by Nicolas' car door. There are some nudity and sex. The twist ending is great! Some curiosity: The good-looking Agostina Bella (Sdenka) plays the jealous chambermaid in Ivanna. I give this one 7/10.


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