Sex of the Witch (1973)

So wait — did this movie rip off the poster for Byleth Demon of Incest or what? Yes, while the rest of the world is asleep at 6:46 AM on a Saturday morning, I’m trying to figure out Italian horror film posters. Such is my life.

Seriously, take a look at this poster and realize — it’s the exact same art.

Well, in this movie, the Hilton family gathers at their mansion as their patriarch dies. As he passes, he curses the family, who are soon beset by a witch and her killing machine who starts to wipe them out one by one, as she knows their secret.

Meanwhile, as they’re giving the old man his last rites, his servants are doing the horizontal lambada on his coffin.

There’s a lot of murder but plenty more nudity, including a scene where two girls make out while a goldfish is, well, played with. Then the color drops out while some hippy rock plays. And oh yeah, Camille Keaton from I Spit On Your Grave shows up and she confessed that she had no idea what the movie was about the entire time she was acting in it.

Donald O’Brien (Dr. Butcher, M.D.Mannaja2020 Texas Gladiators) claimed that the budget was so low that he had to wear his own clothes. That said, not many people in this keep their clothes on.

Look for Gianni Dei, who would later play Patrick in the Italian sexual reimagining of the Australian movie Patrick that would be known as Patrick Still Lives. I still have no idea how that happened.

Vinegar Syndrome included this movie in the box set Camille Keaton In Italy along with Tragic Ceremony and Madelaine.

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