G Castellari's Only Horror Project! Mega Rare! with Leonora Fani
Italian Title: SENSITIVITA
then changed to KYRA LA SIGNORO DE LAGO [Woman of the Lake]
also released as DIABLA and HOUSE BY THE EDGE OF THE LAKE
director: Enzo G Castellari
starring: Leonora Fani · Vincent Gardenia · Wolfango Soldati · Patricia
Adriani · Massimo Vanni
university student Lillian returns to her family's country lakeside villa
where her mother had drowned. Although she was a child at the time, Lillian
has a vivid recollection of her mom being pulled under the water by a
witch. Regardless of her original motive for returning, she seems more
interested in having sex with the local guys. But there's a problem...
whenever Lillian achieves an orgasm, her partner will soon experience
a fatal accident (drowning, car accident, etc). Naturally, there's
lots of gossip in the town about this strange and slutty girl, but it
doesn't stop the parade of willing sex partners. Further, a childhood
friend named Lilith is always spying on Lillian during her fuck sessions.
Lilith enjoys masturbating to the spectacle. And then, there is a witch
named Kyra who is stalking them both. It all crescendos into a spectacular
catfight (maybe the best ever shot for a film).
film is directed by Enzo G Castellari, one of the A-List genre filmmakers,
best known for his Spaghetti Westerns KEOMA
OF THE BEARS. This remains his only venture into horror cinema.
Interestingly, his producers had offered him the ZOMBIE FLESH EATER project,
but he turned them down (it would, instead, be helmed by Lucio Fulci and
successfully released in the States as ZOMBIE).
A short while later, Castellari was on vacation north of Venice with actor
Vincent Gardenia's family when - seemingly on a lark - he began shooting
scenes from Leila Buongiorno's script. Castellari convinced actress Leonora
Fani to join them (she had just finished the GORE
IN VENICE movie a few miles away). The problem, however, was his
heart really was not in the project and - after lots of improvising, off-the-cuff
shooting and spur of the moment rewrites - the vacation ended and the
film was abandoned. A few months later, Castellari asked his friend [director]
Alfonso Brescia to complete the project. Perhaps that's why much of this
film makes little sense. However, the texture is still there. Castellari's
touch is unmistakable.
Italian film with English subtitles; fullscreen format (4:3), uncut version
(80 minutes), DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT. Extras include
for Mature Audiences