Review: Satan’s Baby Doll (1982)

A huge modern day castle inhabited by an ill-tempered drug-addict of a father, a dead mother in the cellar with spastic cramps, a lesbian nun, a crippled parapledgic uncle who’s also a peeping Tom, a possessed, sleepwalking teenage daughter, a sleazy doctor and a mad hen-sacrificing servant. You guessed it: Italian exploitation time again…

“SATAN’S BABY DOLL” (La Bimba di Satana)

Director: Mario Bianchi
Stars: Jaqueline Dupré, Mariangela Giordano, Marina Hedman
Distributor: Shameless
Runtime: 75 mins

“What’s wrong with me? I’ve had enough. I’m hallucinating.”

When Maria dies, there starts a haunting in the big castle, as all our characters seem to have had some sort of sexual connection with the diseased. Bodies now start to pile up.

This is so bad! It seems like a cheap remake of the already cheap “Malabimba”. The story is just a long boring euro-sleaze with lots of long scenes of self-touching, a stupid plot and scares that definitely don’t work. The whole story is taking place inside the walls of a castle, and little seems to make sense. A typical cheeze-fest from Italy. The soundtrack is mesmerizing (but a bit repetetive) though!