SEXORCIST [L'Ossessa] (1974) directed by cult-fave Roy Garrett
Violated! Possessed by Satan!
Incredible Euro-Trash from Cult Fave Roy Garrett
Original Italian Title: L'OSSESSA
also known as ENTER THE DEVIL and EERIE MIDNIGHT HORROR SHOW
and THE TORMENTED
director: Mario Gariazzo (as Roy Garrett)
starring: Stella Carnacina · Chris Avram · Lucretia Love
· Ivan Rassimov · Gabrielle Tinti · Luigi Pistilli
pretty young artist named Danila is hired to restore a life-size wooden
statue of Jesus. The poor girl also has some severe sexual hang-ups
caused mostly from watching her high-society mother, Luisa, getting
whipped and brutalized by her domineering lover. While refurbishing
the wooden Christ, she becomes possessed by Satan trapped inside. The
statue comes to life, rapes the girl, and fills her with evil. Danila
- now out of control - curses and attacks mom, attempts to seduce her
father, vomits green goo, and then meets Father Xeno for an exorcism.
entertaining genre cinema - probably the best of the Italian Exorcist
rip-offs - with an exceptional cast (punctuated by beautiful 30
year old Lucretia Love playing the mother of 22 year old Stella Carnacina!
Hmm. Odd, but who cares?).
Mario Gariazzo had a varied career, drifting from genre to genre without
ever settling into a particular style or technique (although he did
seem to have an obsession with lurid photographer stories). Mario initially
got established, using the alias Robert Paget, in a string of Spaghetti
Westerns, (best known for DRUMMER
OF VIOLENCE and AQUASANTA
JOE) before dabbling in many other cult formats from SciFi (EYES
BEHIND THE STARS) to sexy lowbrow SciFi (VERY
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE FOURTH KIND), from the cannibal/ jungle
SLAVE) to decadent erotica (INTRIGUE
OF LOVE), and from a remarkably trashy Giallo (PLAY
MOTEL) to this sleazy possession film. Mr Gariazzo died from
cancer in March 2002 at age 71. Exploitation cinema misses him.
An Italian film
in English language; widescreen format (16:9), uncut (88 minutes), DVD
encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT. Extras include theatrical
Recommended for Mature Audiences