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The Devil's Honey (1986)

Il miele del diavolo (original title)
A young woman abducts and subjects a doctor to various sexual torture acts whom she holds responsible for the death of her boyfriend.

Director:

Lucio Fulci

Writers:

Jaime Jesús Balcázar (screenplay) (as Jesus Balcazar), Jaime Jesús Balcázar (story) (as Jesus Balcazar) | 7 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Brett Halsey ... Dr. Wendell Simpson
Corinne Cléry ... Carol Simpson
Blanca Marsillach ... Jessica
Stefano Madia ... Johnny
Paula Molina ... Sandra (as Paola Marina)
Bernard Seray ... Nicky
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Storyline

Dr. Wendell is troubled surgeon with a nagging wife, Carol, and stressful hospital job, who botches a surgery on an injured young man, Johnny, who then dies under his care. The man's dangerously disturbed girlfriend, Jessica, abducts the doctor and holds him captive at her apartment and subjects him to mind games and sexual torture because she holds him responsible for the death of her boyfriend which triggers hidden repressed memories about Jessica and Johnny's times together, while Dr. Simpson finds himself pervasively drawn to this strange young woman holding him captive. Written by lament

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Having a lover is dangerous. but losing a lover is deadly.

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Thriller

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R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Spain | Italy

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

21 August 1986 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Dangerous Obsession See more »

Filming Locations:

Venice, Veneto, Italy See more »

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| (video)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Telecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 81711 delivered on 1-8-1986. See more »

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Featured in Fulci's Honey: An Audio Essay by Troy Howarth (2017) See more »

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The Devil's Honey
28 December 2009 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Devil's Honey, The (1986)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Bizarre film for Fulci sees him in more of a Jess Franco type of territory. In the film, a woman (Blanca Marsillach) loses her mind after the death of her boyfriend. Even though it was his fault, she blames the doctor (Brett Halsey) who was operating on him when he died. Soon the woman kidnaps the doctor and plans to torture him both physically and sexually. This certainly isn't the type of film you'd expect someone like Fulci to make especially during this period in his career. Throughout this decade we were getting non-stop violence and gore but that's all cut out here and in its place is non-stop nudity and bizarre sex scenes. The first twenty-minutes of this film features one sex scene after another and it appears they each get more and more bizarre. Fulci's THE NEW YORK RIPPER was pretty perverse but so is this film and that includes a scene where the boyfriend "satisfies" the woman by putting his trumpet up to her private parts and playing. The sex scenes never reach the hardcore stage but Fulci handles them pretty well, although he never quite reaches a full erotic mode. The biggest problem for me was the actual screenplay and the entire revenge aspect. One could compare this film to Franco's SHE KILLED IN ECSTASY but that movie worked a lot better because we understood the woman's need for revenge. That's not the case here for a couple of reasons. The first being that the man is a complete jerk to her so we really don't care when he dies. The second reason is because the woman is simply blaming the wrong person for his death. There's no way around that and it's hard to buy into anything she's doing because you simply don't agree with her. Halsey, a soon to be Fulci regular, does a pretty good job in his role but there's no question that the film belongs to Marsillach who really digs deep into her character. The two work quite well together and certainly make the film a lot better than it really has the right to be. The brisk 78-minute running time moves pretty well and the jazz score is quite nice as well. Fans of Fulci will certainly want to check this one out but others probably won't find too much entertainment here.


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