The Devil’s daughters find their fates conflicting in this satanic shocker from Italy. The Prince of Darkness seduces four gorgeous women, spreading his seed so that his scourge may take human form. When Almarisa discovers that she is literally the spawn of Satan, her intense self-loathing prompts her down the path of destruction. Daria, on the other hand, couldn’t be more delighted with her diabolical roots. Using her powers to toy with mankind, the mischievous hell spawn soon finds herself confronted by a dubious exorcist who may possess the power to banish her to the underworld forever.
Pier Carpi (1940-2000) only directed two films (UN OMBRA and POVERO CRISTO), but had a substantial resume in the arts, with work in fumetti (comics), including the Italian versions of Mickey Mouse, Batman, and Superman. He created and wrote for the fumetti HORROR, and had a hand in the renowned DIABOLIK publication. His creative wings also embraced authorship, and he won various literary and journalism awards in his career. Carpi had an interest in esoteric, satanic and religious subjects, as exemplified by such works as LE SOCIETA SEGRETE (THE SECRET SOCIETIES), I MERCANTI DELL’OCCULTO (MERCHANTS OF THE OCCULT), RASPUTIN ULTIMO PROFETA (RASPUTIN THE LAST PROPHET) CAGLIOSTRO (which was made into a film in 1974 by Daniele Pettinari). UN OMBRA NELL’OMBRA is, in fact, based on a book of his that appeared a couple of years before the book’s filming began, although the script may have been developed first, as the IMDB mentions, accurately or not, that Carpi had tried to get the story filmed… read more