Tuesday, December 25, 2012
This Italian/Spanish film starts out with a crud-faced lady(Polish actress with the cool name of Magda Konopka) killing a doctor to obtain his youth serum. She becomes beautiful and younger looking but the downside is that she becomes kinda homicidal at times. Though technically she wasn't above killing anyway since she already did it so no big deal. I always assumed this was a superhero movie along the lines of DANGER:DIABOLIK because of the masked character on all the posters but apparently that is just an outfit that our main character wears while stripping. This film was based on an earlier comic book but it's definitely no superhero, or super-villain, type of a thing. I've seen this movie referred to as a giallo which would be really stretching the definition of that word. I think I would just call it a Euro-thriller. It tends to delve a little too much into the police procedural area for my liking but it's still an OK movie. You get a cat-fight, some murders, a few bare breast shots and they throw in a couple of neat plot twists at the end. Without giving it away the very end is really absurd and unbelievable. This whole thing might have been a better watch for me if they went for a more straight forward giallo or at least stuck to the horror elements more. Despite the title Satan never shows up nor does any devil-worshiping go on.