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The Frightened Woman 18 rating

A rich sadist kidnaps a woman to subject to his elaborate S&M games, but she soon turns the tables... Piero Schivazappa's erotic thriller explodes with eye-popping psychedelic production design.

Drama 1969 86 mins

Director: Piero Schivazappa


The beautifully sensuous Dagmar Lassander stars as Maria, the living sex toy of Dr Sayer (Philippe Leroy) who delights in killing women at the point of orgasm. Sayer’s prolonged campaign of degradation pushes Maria right to the edge of death but the spell she casts on him will lead to the most extraordinary climax of a lifetime!

Stylish, imaginative and deliciously twisted, Piero Schivazappa's kitschy '60s erotica-fest boasts a parade of incredible pop-art sets and production design, marking it as one of the most visually alluring delights from the golden era of Italian cult cinema.