Witchcraft ’70 – Italy, 1969

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Witchcraft ’70 is a 1969 Italian mondo shockumentary feature film originally titled Angeli Bianchi… Angeli Neri (“White Angel, Black Angel”). It was directed by Luigi Scattini (Sweden: Heaven and Hell) and features a notable soundtrack by Piero Umiliani. In the UK, the movie was released as The Satanists.

The US release featured additional sequences by exploitation director Lee Frost (The House on Bare Mountain; Mondo Freudo; The Thing with Two Heads).

The film features Church of Satan leader Anton LaVey and his wife Diane LaVey, African witchcraft, devil worship in Highgate Cemetery and Indian Kali worship. The Italian version was narrated by Alberto Bevilacqua whilst the English language release featured the voice of exploitation regular Edmund Purdom (Absurd; PiecesDon’t Open Till Christmas). 

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Thanks to: Luigi Scattini blog | Malastrana VHS

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