“This Austrian movie sounded interesting because the main actors are John Phillip Law and Florinda Bolkan! And it is indeed very strange , J.P. Law is an engineer who visits a small town to work out plans to build a highway through that area. The superstitious inhabitants are very upset about this plan and let him feel he`s not welcome . Somehow they got a sorcerer (!!!) in the village who plays bad tricks+illusions on J.P. Law . Florinda Bolkan is a student of that magician , learning nature-bound witchcraft . Of course , she falls in love with the engineer , which leads to more trouble … The major theme of the movie nature vs. technical development , but it is really surreal at many moments , even throwing in some nudity + a little gore! A weird mix of horror , social-criticism and “Heimatfilm”! Too bad it is unpopular outside Germany ( it`s pretty unknown here , too) … a really obscure gem”.
In order to unmask a pathological killer who is targeting the beautiful centrefolds of Playbirds magazine, a sexy policewoman Lucy Sheridan puts her life and reputation on the line by sleeping with millionaire publisher Harry Dougan.
A look at a dysfunctional family dominated by the controlling madness of its matriarch, Eve. Her reluctant husband and their three daughters make doomed efforts to cope with Eve's demands, while also trying to get on with their own lives.