Byleth: The Demon of Incest (1972) Belgian Poster
Better known for historicals – The Mongols (1961), Arms of the Avenger (1963) and westerns – God Will Forgive My Pistol (1969) and Apocalypse Joe (1970), writer / director Leopoldo Savona had also worked as an assistant with Luigi Zampa, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Riccardo Freda.
Byleth, which he also wrote, was set in 19th century Italy, where a long separated brother and newly-wed sister are reunited. But the brother who has been cursed by sex demon Byleth, has lusted after his sister since he was a boy. What’s more, there’s a serial killer loose who targets naked women (naturally) with a three-pointed blade. Short on sense and big on gothic atmosphere and nudity, it’s let down by a hurried dénouement.
Aka: Les démons sexuels / Trio der Lust / Sexual Demons
Condition: VERY FINE
Cast: Mark Damon, Claudia Gravy, Aldo Bufi Landi, Silvana Cerulli and the outrageously prolific Carla Mancini - Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970) who appeared in 57 films of 1972 alone!