The Devil's Lover (1972)

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Creepy tale about a sorrowful night passed in a nightmarish castle, so the house of the demon. Many horror elements are mixed with erotic atmosphere.


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5 December 2018 | Bezenby
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| Hmmm
This title basically sat on my 'can't find it' list for ages until it appeared on Youtube a week ago. Sadly, it didn't turn out to be such great shakes. Hmm...shame.

The confusing plot starts off with Rosalba Neri and her two mates parking outside a castle supposedly haunted by the devil when the attendant tells them they're closing, Rosalba uses her Neri charms not only to get inside but also manages to get a meal and a bed for the night!

While changing into a nightdress, Rosalba spots a strange painting on the wall that seems to depict herself screaming in pain and on fire. Just like anyone who sees a picture of themselves in a strange castle they've never been to before, this sets Rosalba up for a good night's sleep that seems to transport her back hundreds of years to a medieval equivalent of Eastenders.

This is where things get really confusing because it seems like Rosalba is now a virginal bride-to-be with (I think) two friends in the village but two separate sisters, but her friend back in modern times is now a jealous love rival who still loves Rosalba's groom, so the love rival uses her suitor Robert Wood to try and destroy Rosalba's relationship with the groom. The only thing that makes sense is Edmund Purdom as a randomly teleporting guy dressed as a flamboyant Klu Klux Klan member!

Edmund comes sniffing around Rolba and promises her all the sensual delights on offer if only she'll sell her soul to him or something, but before we get to that bit there's a long sequence where a witch lures either Rosalba's two friends or her sisters into a cave to be pounced on by two horny men and two drunken women that turns into a lesbian scene before a vampiress turns up and puts the bite on both of them. Then they turn up later and put the bite on Rosalba, but then this entire plot point is immediately forgotten about as we get back to Edmund teleporting while fighting Robert Wood.

Lacking in any excitement whatsoever, Lucifera: Demon Lover actually had me nodding off at certain points through all the drama and staring. Rosalba just sort of stares into space for the most part and although Edmund Purdom is alright, he doesn't really feature until later in the film. The ending renders the entire thing pointless too!

Strangely, director Lombardo seems to favour top heavy women, but seems to botch nearly every aspect of this film, including a tongue removal. Strictly amatuer hour all the way. It's short though!

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Release Date:

26 January 1972

Language

Italian


Country of Origin

Italy

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