Monday, November 23, 2009
Mill of the Stone Women
From Giorgio Ferroni, the guy who directed Night of the Devils, comes Mill of the Stone Women. This is a pretty great Italian/French co-production with a very morbid and bleak atmosphere. There is some padding by way of a couple of redundant scenes and cornball "we-must-explain-crap-we-don't-need-to-explain" dialogue but otherwise a great film. Cinematography by Pier Ludovico Pavoni is bright, colorful and razor sharp. Performances by leads Pierre Brice and Scilla Gabel are fantastic. Mill of the Stone Women would make a great double feature with any of Barbara Steele's Italian gothics of the time.