Thursday, May 17, 2012
LA BAMBOLA DI SATANA (1969)
Early giallo starring the pretty Erna Schurer (who I previously remember seeing in 1976's Deported Women of the SS Special Section). She plays a young woman who is entitled to an inheritance, so she goes to the old ancestral castle, of course - where else. Once she gets there we hear some jazz music and wolves howling. There's a bunch of creepy people, including an old crazy hag in a wheelchair holding a baby doll. Someone starts putting something in Erna's drink, and that gives her erotic dreams. Meanwhile, someone in a hood kills a couple cast members. Eventually Erna ends up in the torture chamber in the basement. There doesn't seem to be a whole lot going on in this movie plot-wise - I couldn't really understand it, since I don't comprehend Italian. The only other name in the cast I recognized was Aurora Bautista - she was in Eugenio Martin's Nightmare Inn (1973). An average viewing experience.