Directed by: Mario Bava, Alfredo Leone
Stars: Telly Savalas, Elke Sommer and Sylva Koscina
Country: Italy,West Germany,Spain
Also known as: Lisa e il diavolo, A Casa do Exorcismo, Besatt av djevelen, Der Teuflische, Det förbannade huset, Dom egzorcyzmów, El diablo se lleva a los muertos, I Lisa & o Satanas, Il diavolo e i morti, La casa dell’esorcismo, Lisa és az ördög, Lisa and the Devil, Lisa et le diable, Lisa och djävulen, Lisa und der Teufel, Manaajan talo, Paholaisen kourissa, The Devil and the Dead, The House of Exorcism
Tourist Lisa Reiner faints on the street and is taken to hospital. She shows disturbing sings of demonic possession, so a priest, Father Michael, is brought in to perform an exorcism. However, he first tries to investigate how she became possessed by the devil in the first place. Despite the fact that her personality has now completely blended together with the demonic entity within her, she none the less tells him about the horrific experiences she lived through in the mansion of a twisted Spanish aristocratic family with a dark secret and the devil she met there.
This re-structured version of Mario Bava’s Lisa and the Devil features additional scenes not included in the original version and was completed by producer Alfredo Leone (who was credited with the pseudonym Mickey Lion) after the commercial success of 1973’s The Exorcist. Taking the original story in entirely new directions, The House of Exorcism adds the horror of diabolical possession to an already potent mixture.