AN ANGEL FOR SATAN (1966)
(a.k.a. UN ANGELO PER SATANA)
Article #1343 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 11-17-2004
Posting Date: 4-16-2005
Directed by Camillo Mastrocinque
Featuring Barbara Steele, Claudio Gora, Ursula Davis
When a statue is dredged up from the bottom of the ocean, a woman who bears a resemblance to it starts to act strangely, and pretty soon, murders are being committed.
Most of this plot description comes from other summaries of the plot, which I checked as soon as I realized that my print was in Italian without subtitles. I found enough info to help me out, so sorting this one out was a much easier job than trying to work on LE MONDE TREMBLERA. First of all, this movie uses much more visual storytelling, and it’s also helpful if you’re familiar enough with Italian horror and know the favorite themes of that particular subgenre. It also helps that Barbara Steele was a very expressive actress; even if you don’t know what she’s saying, you can read quite a bit from her expression. I managed to glean enough of the story that a reviewing may actually help to elicit some of the details further. Still, I wish it was subtitled; this does appear to be one of the better Italian horrors of the period.