Ha ha ha. LOL. Etc. What a charming boogeyman of a boondoggle. The skull. Of the Marquis de Sade. As talisman. Bringer of demons. Seducer-back of those who dare seduce it. Peter Cushing (himself veritable skeleton). Entreating skull. Beckoning his undoing. Ripe / rife w/ character actors. Adorably serious-minded in its indelible British way. Silly as hell, but there is a great scholarly essay in there somewhere.