Lisa And The Devil (Lisa e il diavolo) (The Devil in the House of Exorcism)
Lisa And The Devil (Lisa e il diavolo) (The Devil in the House of Exorcism) (1973)

After being dissatisfied with Mario Bava]'s original cut of {$Lisa and the Devil, producer Alfredo Leone decided to capitalize on the continued popularity of The Exorcist and inserted a handful of exorcism scenes (shot with the… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: May 16, 2000
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Lisa and the Devil is simply too audacious to be dismissed out of hand. ... But the U.S. cut, The House of Exorcism, is mostly a tragedy.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

The Bava art on full display, voluptuous and oneiric

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Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

It might take a few viewings before the full beauty (not to mention the plot) makes itself clear, but Lisa and the Devil rewards those repeated viewings richly.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Contains some of Bava's most lush cinematography.

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Dustin Putman
DustinPutman.com

Lisa and the Devil is the real deal, a masterfully poetic journey into darkness and dislocation that is long overdue in finding the audience it so desperately deserves.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Incredibly dreary horror opus.

Staci Layne Wilson
Horror.com

Who loves ya, Beelzebub? Why, Kojak... er, Telly Savalas, of course! The lollypop licking Lucifer shadows lovely Lisa throughout this lesser-known, more unusual of Italian giallo master Mario Bava's oeuvres

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Steve Biodrowski
ESplatter

The film seems to b a deliberate attempt on Bava's part to craft an art-house movie in horror film drag.

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Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (cleveland.com)

Boring, nonsensical horror flick.


Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
A tourist finds herself staying overnight at a Spanish villa managed by a butler who is the spitting image of Satan as pictured on a local fresco. Builds to a… More
Michael Gildea
Lisa and the Devil sucked in ways I can only hope to describe. If the haggard characters aren't mucking the whole thing up, Telly Savalas with his… More
Tim Salmons
I won't sit here and pretend that Lisa and the Devil made a whole lot of sense as a story, even with the so-called "superior" version of the… More
Eric Broome
This lurid horror film from a past-his-prime Mario Bava exists in two versions. Thankfully, I saw the superior cut, which apparently lacks some schlocky… More
Robert C
Was able to see the actual "Lisa & The Devil" version of the film. I found that amongst the horribly cheesy costumes (Elke excluded) and over… More
Ryan Marshall
Mario Bava has made great films; and then he's made Lisa and the Devil, an alluring assault on the senses that in turn goes deep into those of the titular… More