Satan's Baby Doll / La bimba di Satana (1982)

3.0 out of 5

A young girl becomes possessed by the spirit of her vengeful nymphomaniac mother in this hare-brained remake of Andrea Bianchi's Malabimba: The Malicious Whore from Mario Bianchi. It seems mommy dearest had affairs with just about everyone in the huge Gothic castle she called home, and this seems to make everyone fair game for brutal murder; usually after a spot of preliminary hanky-panky, naturally.

However, the real villain of the piece turns out to be the girl's father, played by late western veteran Aldo Sambrell, the monstrous overlord of the castle who's a bit too partial to his paraplegic brother's prescription skag and trying to get into the pants of impossibly sexy novice nun Solo, as played by Burial Ground's Mariangela Giordano.

Every bit as sleazy as it sounds, Satan's Baby Doll is an enjoyable bit of late night fun that actually wouldn't go badly on a double bill with something like Burial Ground. Some black magic, a mummy attack and plenty of highly questionable eroticism add up to a pleasing exploitation experience for the dyed-in-the-wool trash addict.

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