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Malabimba (1979)

Bimba's mother has just been murdered mysteriously and the family is holding a seance to contact her spirit. As soon as the mystic finds her spirit things go crazy.


Andrea Bianchi (as Andrew White)


Piero Regnoli (screenplay)


Cast overview:
Katell Laennec Katell Laennec ... Bimba Caroli
Patrizia Webley Patrizia Webley ... Nais
Enzo Fisichella Enzo Fisichella ... Andrea Caroli
Giuseppe Marrocco Giuseppe Marrocco ... Adolfo Caroli (as Giuseppe Marrocu)
Elisa Mainardi ... The Medium
Giancarlo Del Duca Giancarlo Del Duca ... Giorgio
Pupita Lea Scuderoni Pupita Lea Scuderoni ... Bimba's Grandmother (as Pupita Lea)
Mariangela Giordano ... Suor Sofia (as Maria Angela Giordan)


After the matriarch (Daniela) of once rich and influential aristocratic Caroli family dies, her nearly bankrupt family decides to hold a seance in their decrepit castle and contact her spirit. Unfortunately, they contact instead the malicious and possibly demonic spirit of their evil, hedonistic and decadent late cousin Lucrezia that, after assaulting and messing a bit with those present at the summoning, ends up possessing the dead woman's virginal teenage daughter Bimba. Bimba suddenly becomes overtly sexual and starts acting out in a completely unhinged, aggressive and sexually provocative manner in front of her family and their guests, all while brutally insulting them. She tries to satisfy her confusing demonic urges with masturbation but quickly moves on to seducing those around her, starting with her deathly ill uncle Adolfo, who's unable to stop her from performing fellatio on him which leads to his death during the incestuous act. Meanwhile, his buxom young wife and Bimba's ... Written by lament

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A Teen Temptress Consumed By the Depraved Lust of Satan!


Adult | Horror

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Release Date:

22 September 1979 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Malicious Whore See more »

Filming Locations:

Abruzzo, Italy See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Filmarte See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Mariangela Giordano contracted a 106 degree fever during the making of this film. See more »


The Medium: Puttana!
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Alternate Versions

The original version was a hardcore, X-rated film. Most prints are the edited softcore version. See more »


Referenced in Malabimba Uncovered (2007) See more »

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sleazy possession film that is pretty entertaining
18 December 2004 | by FieCrierSee all my reviews

Surprisingly sleazy! I was expecting a giallo film for some reason, but it is not that.

After a séance in which the presence indicates itself to be foul-mouthed, accusatory and randy, things get even dirtier. A young woman exhibits the same behavior. Perhaps she's possessed, or perhaps it's her frustrations and acting out against repressed desires.

Some reviews mention a scene with a grandfather, but the video box of the copy I saw refers to the father, but the subtitles in the movie refer to Uncle Adolpho. Perhaps different copies subtitle that scene differently.

The movie takes some ideas from The Exorcist, but seems more Gothic than that, and it was also pretty explicit.

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