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Sex of the Witch (1973)

Il sesso della strega (original title)
In a secluded mansion, the Hilton patriarch curses his family on the hour of his death. Soon, many of the heirs are murdered by a strange killer under the instructions of a witch who knows the secret of the Hiltons.

Director:

Angelo Pannacciò (as Elo Pannacciò)

Writer:

Angelo Pannacciò (as Elo Pannacciò)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Susanna Levi Susanna Levi ... Susan (as Susan Levi)
Jessica Dublin ... Evelyn Hilton
Sergio Ferrero Sergio Ferrero ... Ingrid-man
Camille Keaton ... Ann
Franco Garofalo ... Tony (as Christopher Oakes)
Donald O'Brien ... Inspector (as Donal O'Brien)
Gianni Dei ... Simon Boskin
Augusto Nobile Augusto Nobile ... Edward
Maurizio Tanfani Maurizio Tanfani ... Nath
Marzia Damon Marzia Damon ... Gloria
Irio Fantini Irio Fantini ... Assistant Inspector
Ferruccio Viotti ... Notary
Giovanni Petrucci Giovanni Petrucci ... Johnny (as Giovanni Petti)
Annamaria Tornello Annamaria Tornello ... Ingrid (as Tornello Annamaria)
Simone Santo Simone Santo ... Thomas Hilton
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A rich, cynical wine-grower is cursing his family in the hour of his death, in particular his children whom he loathed for their material greed. Shortly after his burial, one by one, his relatives, are dying of unnatural causes. Soon, the police is investigating the dead man's sister who is said to be a modern witch with supernatural powers. Written by Weschingsdieder

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

20 March 1974 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Sex of the Witch See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Big fat juicy slab of Eurotrash oozing with sleazy goodness

Who can resist a flick whose title, translated into English, is "The Sex Of The Witch?" From the first scene you know you're in for a slippery but solid ride. The aged patriarch lies on his deathbed, surrounded by his family. As he receives last rites, the camera cuts to another part of the house, where the servants are having sex astride the old man's coffin. Nothing like a bit of the old Thanatos-Eros touch to keep the workers happy.

To eliminate any possible confusion, I'll mention that the plot outline as listed on the IMDb page is incorrect: this is not about an archeology student, and there is no medallion. There is a witch, however, casting spells with the aid of potions. Here's where the trick of the film's title comes in: the witch, Ingrid, casts a spell over a young man, who becomes possessed by Ingrid's evil will, and thereby, her tool of revenge.

This film has everything the fan of Eurotrash looks for: abundant nudity and sexual situations, hallucinatory sequences accompanied by bad early 70's rock music, nonsensical supernatural storyline, tasty splash of blood & gore, moodily lit baroque settings, with the whole gorgeous package punctuated by a distinct odor of perversity. The actors & actresses are good-looking, with ultra-groovy mod wardrobe, and hooker-heavy make-up on the women. Annamaria Tornello alone is adorned with sufficient eye makeup to cover the eyelids of every actress in Italy in 1973. Acting is capable all around. We are in exceptionally good hands with director Angelo Pannacciò, whose entire career was an impressive edifice of horror, filth & exploitation. Journeyman film composer Daniele Patucchi contributes a simple yet effective harpsichord based score. Cinematographers Maurizio Centini and Girolamo La Rosa both made Eurosleaze their exclusive focus, and handle their task with stylish expertise. In all, a satisfying viewing experience for lovers of trash, Italian style! Recommended.


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