The Whip and the Body (Drink Special: a $5 shot of Fernet-Branca.)

Mon Oct 2
  • Mon Oct 2
7:30 pm $5 SHOT

Midnite weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnite)!

Drink Special: a $5 shot of Fernet-Branca. Viva l'Italia!

Director: Mario Bava Run Time: 92 min. Format: DCP Rating: R

Release Year: 1963

Starring: Christopher Lee, Daliah Lavi, Gustavo De Nardo, Harriet Medin, Ida Galli, Jacques Herlin, Tony Kendall

Steeped in sadomasochism and lushly photographed in the vivid hues for which the director is known, Mario Bava’s THE WHIP AND THE BODY is a Gothic thriller that far surpasses the API Edgar Allan Poe films that it was intended to emulate.

Christopher Lee (Dracula: Prince of Darkness) stars as Kurt Menliff, the sadistic son of a wealthy Count, who returns to the family castle, much to the dismay of his family, their servants, and the beautiful woman with whom he shares a fondness for the lash (Daliah Lavi). When Kurt is found murdered, it brings no peace to those who had feared him, as his vengeful spirit cannot be contained by the grave, and he returns to torment those unfortunate enough to remain within Menliff Manor.

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