Damiano Damiani, Italy, 1966, Arrow Films, Horror

Loosely based on a novella by Carlos Fuente, Damiano Damiani’s THE WITCH follows the plight of playboy historian Sergio, who answers an ad from the wealthy Consuelo Lorenta to take care of her library and sort out her late husband’s erotic memoirs. Initially temped to stay by the old woman’s strikingly beautiful daughter, Aura, Sergio subsequently finds himself unable to leave, and only one of a number of desperate men who have fallen into a deadly honey trap. One of the most unique films to come out of the latter end of the heyday of the Italian Gothic, THE WITCH takes an avant-garde approach to the genre, mixing in elements of free jazz and hints of psychedelia and the occult for good measure.

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  • 109
  • B/W
  • 2.35:1


  • DCP