Le Amanti del Mostro (1974)

Amanti del Mostro, Le (1974, ITA) C-84m. ** D: Sergio Garrone. Starring Klaus Kinski, Katia Christine, Marzia Damon, Stella Calderoni. After her father's death, Christine goes to claim her inheritance, a castle. Her husband Kinski is about to discover the laboratory downstairs, where Christine's father used to conduct experiments with animal blood, resulting in a kind of Jekyll/Hyde schizophrenia. One of the last gothic horror chillers produced in Italy, this one is unusually soft-spoken but eventually too low-key for its own good. Still, this obscure title is worth seeking out for genre fans and those of Kinski, who seems ideally suited to this role. Director Garrone made a similar film simultaneously, which is called MANO CHE NUTRE LE MORTE (1974). The two films are sometimes mixed up. English title: LOVER OF THE MONSTER.


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