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: January 1, 1973
DVD Release Date: May 16, 2000
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Critic Score: 58% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Anton Bitel

Mario Bava's elegantly perverse mystery traps its heroine in its design.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Contains some of Bava's most lush cinematography.

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Dustin Putman

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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Steve Biodrowski

This rating is for the alternate version of the film, THE HOUSE OR EXORCISM - an abomination that ruins the wonderful original by adding irrelevant exorcism scenes.

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Staci Layne Wilson

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

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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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

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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Flixster Audience Score: 50% 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