Nude For Satan, Luigi Batzella (as Paolo Solvay), 1974, 91 mins
AKA Nuda Per Satana
Late at night, Dr. Benson drives through the countryside and stumbles upon a car crash, where he finds a wounded young woman named Susan. He gets Susan in his car and seeks shelter for both of them in a nearby castle. He is greeted at the door by Evelyn, who looks exactly like Susan, and is invited to stay the night. The doctor soon discovers that his host is not the only one in the castle, and that this beautiful woman is concealing a terrifying secret.
In Satan’s world, time and space do not follow ordinary logic.
“in its core it’s something quite original and disturbing… Classic Italian weirdness”
The Sinful Nuns of Saint Valentine, Sergio Grieco, 1974, 93mins
Lucita has been locked away in a convent by her family in order to keep her away from her lover, Esteban. The pair make plans to elope, but Esteban is accused of heresy before Lucita can escape. Hiding in the convent, Esteban discovers the horrifying depravity of the convent’s abbess, Sister Incarnation. Can Esteban rescue his love from this madhouse before the inquisitor discovers what is going on and has everyone executed?
“Romeo and Juliet, nunsploitation style!”
Black Magic Rites, Renato Polselli, 1973, 98 mins
AKA The Reincarnation of Isabel
In the late-1300s, the beautiful and innocent Isabella is tortured and burned at the stake for supposed witchcraft, in front of her lover who swears revenge. A group of vampires keep Isabella’s remains, waiting until they can resurrect her. The newly-wed new owners of the castle arrive, clearly in the dark as to the virgin sacrifices occuring underneath them, and things kick off. What follows is a series of frenzied and crazed depictions of torture, burnings, and SM sex; Italian style, in what has to be one of the most bizarre horror films ever made.
“very sexy (there’s abundant nudity), very gory, and has a nonstop general feeling of weirdness and gloom”
Viewers in Germany who are unable to stream Black Magic Rites can watch Nude for Satan here, and The Sinful Nuns of Saint Valentine here.