House of Exorcism (1973)
Der Teuflische
The Devil and the Dead
The Devil in the House of Exorcism
El Diablo Se Lleva a los Muertos
The House of Exorcism
Il Diavolo e i Morti
La Casa dell'Esorcismo
Lisa and the Devil
Lisa e il Diavolo

Nomination Year: 2003
SYNOPSIS:  This is a very bizarre Italian film starring Telly Savalas and Elke Sommer. This film is to The Exorcist what Time of the Apes was supposed to be to Planet of the Apes, in other words, a poor-quality ripoff. Elke gets possessed and goes on this strange interior journey...or something. It's really hard to tell what. Maybe the demon is reminiscing about the past. Or not. I can't even figure out if Telly is supposed to be the Devil or just a creepy butler who collects life-sized dolls.

"Wanna Run That By Me Again?"

Splitting Headaches and Funerals
Telly waxes eloquent. I missed him. The mannequin/dummy makes an appropriate audience.

"Let's Up The Rating To 'R'"

"Take Me, Michael!"
Disturbing. Drugs, a corpse in the bed, ew.

Best One-Liner

Eat This!
It was both disturbing and funny to hear squeaky-clean Elke do a character that swears and vomits so profusely. The priest is praying at her bedside, saying the Lord's Prayer. He's just gotten to the part about "Give us this day our daily bread..." when she pukes all over him. She says, "THERE'S your fucking daily bread. Eat it!"

Smithee Award Winner! "Cutting Butter With A Chainsaw"

That Run-Down Feeling...
This clip's pretty hilarious. She runs over, then backs over, her husband about four times.

Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame
Telly Savalas Reknowned for his total baldness, he played "Kojak" 
Elke Sommer Gorgeous glamour gal of the '60's and '70's, once voted Woman of the Year 
Director Claim to Fame
Mario Bava Considered a genius by some 
Alfredo Leone  

Bryan Cassidy

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