Un angelo per Satana (1965)

Italy, 1965
93m
35mm film, black and white
mono, Italian

An Italian horror film directed by Camillo Mastrocinque.

Plot Summary

A statue is found in a small Italian village at the end of the 19th century. Soon, bodies start turning up and the superstitious locals come to believe that statue is cursed. Are they right? Or is someone just using their believes to cover up their crimes?

Credits

Crew
Director: Camillo Mastrocinque
© [not given on screen]
Discobolo Cinematografica
A Liliana Biancini production
Screenplay by: Giuseppe Mangione, Camillo Mastrocinque
Based on a Novel by: Luigi Emmanuele
Director of Photography: Giuseppe Aquari
Editor: Gisa Radicchi Levi
Music: Francesco de Masi
French Version: Record Film
French Version Artistic Direction: Martine and Gérard Cohen
Special Effects: Antonio Ricci
Art Director: Alberto Boccianti

Cast
Barbara Steele (Harriet de Montebruno)
Anthony Steffen [real name: Antonio de Steffè] (Roberto Morigi)
Ursula Davis [real name: Pier Ana Quaglia] (Rita)
Aldo Berti (Dario)
Maureen Melrose [real name: Marina Berti] (Illa)
Vassili Karamesinis [real name: Vassili Karis] (Vittorio)
Betty Delon
Mario Brega (Carlo Lionesi)
Claudio Gora (Conte Montebruno)
Halina Zalewska
Antonio Corevi
Livia Rossetti
Antonio Acqua (gardener)
Giovanna Lenzi

Alternative Titles

Un Ange pur Satan – French title
An Angel for Satan – English language title
Ein Engel für den Teufel – German title

References

Periodicals

  • Absurd no.5 – credits, review

Books

  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.175 – credits, review
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films: A Checklist by Donald C. Willis pp.24-25 – credits
  • Italian Horror Films of the 1960s: A Critical Catalog of 62 Chillers by Lawrence McCallum pp.7-9 – credits, review
  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.13 – credits
  • The Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Handbook by Alan Frank p.13 – credits, review
  • Scream Queens: Heroines of the Horrors by Calvin Thomas Beck pp.310-311 – review
  • Spaghetti Nightmares: Italian Fantasy-Horrors as Seen Through the Eyes of Their Protagonists by Luca M. Palmerini and Gaetano Mistretta p.163 – credits
  • Unsung Horrors by Eric McNaughton & Darrell Buxton (eds) pp.260-261 – illustrated review (by Chris Underwood)