A young rich orphan loses his fiancée to voodoo doll mischief on the part of his housekeeper who is jealous of his attentions. He digs his girlfriend up, cleans her out, stuffs her, and puts her in bed at the mansion. Following this, he tries out and disposes of a series of young maidens, trying to find the right replacement for her, and the disapproving housekeeper helps him with the disposals.
Joe D’Amato, (birth name: Aristide Massaccesi) (December 15, 1936 in Rome – January 23, 1999 in Rome) was a prolific Italian filmmaker who directed little less than 200 movies, usually at the same time acting as producer and cinematographer, and sometimes providing the script as well. While D’Amato contributed to many different genres (such as the spaghetti western, the war movie, the swashbuckler, the peplum, and the fantasy film), he mainly devoted himself to the exploration (and exploitation) of cinematic eroticism and voyeurism, both soft- and hardcore. Still, he probably gained greatest fame through a few notorious horror movies which he made early on in his career.
D’Amato was familiar to the environment of cinema through his father who worked as an electrician at Cinecittà. He began his career in 1961 as camera operator (often working under cinematographer Franco Villa). Then, starting with Pelle di Bandito in 1969, he regularly worked as director of photography for directors… read more
Joe d'amato made an awful lot of trash in his career (most of it) but there are a few gems in his filmography with his tale of twisted, obsessive love, cannibalism and necrophilia being one of them. Great music from Goblin, and decent performances from a the pretty much unknown cast and a macabre atmosphere you only find in Italian horror