Plot & Details
Horror legend Lucio Fulci directed this outrageous erotic thriller about sexual revenge. Jessica (Bianca Marsillach) loses her kinky boyfriend Johnny when he dies on the operating table after a motorcycle accident. She holds Dr. Wendell Simpson (Brett Halsey) responsible and takes him captive at a beach-front house. Simpson is a bit strange himself, painting prostitutes' pantyhose red before he can get excited, but Jessica outdoes him in every way. During the days of his captivity, Simpson must eat dog food, submit to hot wax torture, and -- worst of all -- listen to Jessica reciting ridiculous poetry in the nude. The audience also gets to see Jessica's flashbacks of life with Johnny, including a bisexual threesome in a movie theater, a rape by pistol, and a staircase sodomy scene intercut with images of a dog jumping against a house's back door. Compounded by dialogue like "My name is Jessica...but you can call me fear!", Il Miele del Diavolo stands as one of Fulci's most laughable failures, although the erotic content is steamy enough for undemanding viewers.