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Byleth (Il demone dell'incesto) (1972)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror | 2005 (USA)
A boy is possessed by Byleth, the demon of the incest. He wants to madly love his sister, but his tragic end will be the natural epilogue of this morbid tale.

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Leopoldo Savona

Writers:

Norbert Blake (screenplay), Norbert Blake (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Mark Damon ... Duke Lionello / Barbara's brother
Claudia Gravy ... Barbara / Lionello's sister
Aldo Bufi Landi Aldo Bufi Landi ... Giordano / Barbara's husband
Silvana Pompili Silvana Pompili ... Floriana / Giordano's cousin
Marzia Damon Marzia Damon ... Gisella / Maid (as Caterina Chiani)
Fernando Cerulli ... Doctor
Franco Jamonte Franco Jamonte
Tony Denton Tony Denton
Antonio Anelli Antonio Anelli ... Il prete / The priest
Franco Marletta Franco Marletta
Carla Mancini Carla Mancini
Alessandro Perrella Alessandro Perrella
Bruna Beani ... (as Bruna Baini)
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The Duke Lionello Shandwell is delighted that his sister Barbara has returned home, after being away for a year in Venice, to his lonely ancestral castle in the Roman countryside. His happiness is disrupted when she reveals that she has since gotten married to Giordano. Although he doesn't fully show it around others, Lionello is deeply disturbed by his sister's new union, and it's not in a protective big brother sort of way. While his sister and brother-in-law stay with him, Lionello sometimes retreats into a tormented, depraved, and jealous state, spying on them making love, harboring repressed aggression towards Giordano. Barbara is a red head, and meanwhile a giallo-esque killer is going around killing red heads. Could it be Lionello venting his aggressions over his unrequited love for Barbara, or is it something more demonic? Written by lament

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A boy is blinded with incestuous passion.

Genres:

Drama | Horror

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Byleth: The demon of incest See more »

Filming Locations:

Elios Film, Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Production Co:

Agata Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Italian Gothic sleaze.
8 May 2010 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

A young man possessed by the demon spirit of incest since he was a boy is morbidly in love with his sister.Toss in some female victims,all killed naked with a three-points blade and the fact that this was the first time incest themes were documented in an Italian horror film this way and you have sleazy winner.So I finally watched X-Rated Cult DVD of "Byleth" and I must say that I enjoyed this Gothic mood piece.Strange and atmospheric little horror film that is beautifully shot and has a great score.There is plenty of atmosphere until the climax,which is a big disappointment.Plenty of soft-core sex and full-frontal nudity kept me constantly interested.7 out of 10.


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