Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Whip and the Body

The Whip and the Body is a 1963 Mario Bava gothic horror film starring Christopher Lee. Marriage, betrayal, jealousy, suicide, revenge, madness possession.... A ghost, perhaps. "You can't stop the hand of fate."

Images Journal calls it "the great director’s most romantic, overwrought, macabre, and sexually provocative film." Slant Magazine gives it 3 1/2 out of 4 stars. 1000 Misspent Hours gives it a positive review. Weird Wild Realm thinks it's hokey.

DVD Talk describes it as "a startlingly original scare show with an unexpectedly adult theme".


  1. I looked this up on Netflix and it can be rented, but it sounds awful to watch. Says it is based on a true story. I would pass on this one.

    1. I watched it for Mario Bava and Christopher Lee. They threw a bit of everything in there.