"No Need for Wax in These Sculptures"

Films: Mill of the Stone Women (1960)

Alias: None

Type: Natural

Location: Haunted Home

Height/Weight: That of an average human.

Affiliation: Neutral, leaning on Evil

Summary: Once again, we have an old creeper who's sacrificing women to keep his one true love, in this case another daughter, a beautiful one. Of course, her life also depends on it, so at least it's not a superficial motive this time.

History: Professor Gregorius Val had a very sickly daughter named Elfi. In order to keep her alive, he inherited his great-grandfather's mill, and it became known by the locals as the Mill of the Stone Women. This was because sculptures of various women were there...made from the dead bodies of those Val had stolen blood from to replace Elfi's "bad blood".

Notable Kills: Nothing special.

Final Fate: Val ultimately dooms his own project when he stabs the guy carrying the required cure for his daughter’s condition, which breaks on the floor. Elfi dies for a final time, and Val burns his mill with him and her in it, having soared over the despair-event horizon.

Powers/Abilities: None.

Weakness: Anything contentional.

Scariness Factor: 3-Val is ultimately trying to save his daughter, sure, but his means are just wrong. It doesn't help that he screws with the heads of those who manage to get in on the scheme, making their plights look like madness.

Trivia: -This was the first Italian horror film shot in color.

-There is no adapted short story by anyone named Pieter van Weigan. The opening credits just made that fluff up.

Image Gallery

The leering is the least of our worries.

Spoilers, much?!

Thankfully, no vampires take residence in the mill.
Petrified monster? They look fine! Aside from being, well, dead.

Become among the stone. Among the dead.

Trust us, it isn't that bad. Marginally.

"Drops of Blood" doesn't have the same ring to it.

Nothing left but the voices and the flames.

More like the STONE museum. I'm sorry.

Of COURSE the villain has a monocle.