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Il bosco 1 (1988)

The story of a hideous monster who takes the form of a beautiful, seductive woman who in a torrent of special effects, beauty and monster transform into a climax of pure evil. For years ... See full summary »


Andreas Marfori


Andreas Marfori

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Complete credited cast:
Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni ... Cindy (as Coralina C. Tassoni)
Diego Ribon Diego Ribon ... Tony
Luciano Crovato Luciano Crovato ... Algernoon
Elena Cantarone Elena Cantarone ... Arva
Stefano Molinari Stefano Molinari ... Fango


The story of a hideous monster who takes the form of a beautiful, seductive woman who in a torrent of special effects, beauty and monster transform into a climax of pure evil. For years this monster woman has cursed a small village, and to this day her deadly grasps holds the peaceful residents in fear. This ferocious, feminine fury possesses a shocking sensual appetite and she can only satisfy her lust when passion consumes her, by striking where a man is most vulnerable.... and the results are deadly! Written by Wouter Nederlof <toksie@dds.nl>

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The nightmare that grabs you where you least expect it!




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English | Italian

Release Date:

1 September 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Horror Queen See more »


Box Office


ITL 500,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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Referenced in Best of the Worst: Our VHS Collection (2019) See more »


Evil Clutch
Lyrics by Andreas Marfori
Music by Adriano Maria Vitali
Performed by Elisabetta De Palo
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Had all the elements to be great, fails miserably
4 October 2011 | by udar55See all my reviews

A vacationing couple (Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni and Diego Ribon) head up into the Alps and end up running into a lady who begs them for help from some attacker. They drive her to a small village, she runs away, they meet a local crazy with a voicebox who warns of witches, they go camping, run into the woman again and get attacked by her. Oh, and this femme fatale has a large claw that extends from her groin and tries to kill people. This Italian film is heavily influenced by THE EVIL DEAD, but you can see director Andreas Marfori just doesn't have the talent to pull it off. It is like he watched Raimi's film with no translation. It is a shame as the film has many things going for it (nice camera work, great locations, tons of gore), but Marfori just can't get it to gel thanks to his incredibly wonky staging. He also overdoses on the use of the steadicam. The final scene with Coralina walking away from the carnage while followed by the steadicam goes on so long that it becomes a joke. Just when you get tired of it, the director then cuts to her continuing to walk with the camera in front of her for another minute or so. Jeez, such a shame.

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