Whip and the Body

Rating: 8/10

I finally got around to watching this highly regarded Mario Bava film and it is definitely one of his better efforts. I am not sure I love it as much as some his other films, but his work tends to grow on me with subsequent viewings. There is a lot to like about the style in this movie. The colored lighting and mood is, as usual, fantastic. Christopher Lee’s hands should get a lifetime achievement award at the next Oscars. The only real downside for for me is that the ghost story plot just is just not as interesting to me as the killer-on-the-loose story that is more typical in his giallo films.

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