Mantis in Lace (1968)
aka Lila

Genre: Horror | Thriller | Erotic
Country: USA | Director: William Rotsler
Language: English | Subtitles: None
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 | Length: 87mn
Dvdrip H264 mkv – 720×546 – 23.976fps – 1.40gb

A topless dancer attracts, seduces, then murders the men she sleeps with. She does it with a twist, however; she kills them with garden tools.

Director William Rotsler gleefully pours on the abundant gratuitous nudity and tacky gory violence (the blood looks just like red paint — and probably was exactly that). Laszlo (“Easy Rider”) Kovac’s garish, kinetic cinematography, a couple of lengthy simulated sex scenes, the wonderfully wiggy psychedelic freak-out sequences (poor Lila has horrific visions of a laughing fat jerk holding bananas and dollar bills!), some pot smoking, the hypnotically funky theme song, and the hilariously dated hip slang (“Groovy pad you got here; it’s a little kinky, but it’s out of sight”) are all completely far-out, man! Busty’n’lusty 60’s skinpic starlet Pat Barrington of “Orgy of the Dead” fame performs two sizzling hot bump’n’grind numbers on stage to a rowdy crowd. Russ Meyer film regular Stuart Lancaster has a nice part as a wannabe helpful psychologist. An enjoyably sleazy soft-core psycho sexploitation hoot.


Mantis in Lace (1968)