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Tamara (2005)

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Tamara Riley (Jenna Dewan-Tatum) is the unpopular girl at school.  Frumpy and obsessed with witchcraft, she has also caused her school's sports team quite a bit of hassle after writing an article for the local paper about steroid use.  Her only allies are her English teacher Bill Natoly (Matthew Marsden), on whom she harbors quite a crush, and a female acquaintance named Chloe (Katie Stuart).  To top it off her home life largely involves avoiding the insults and occasional roaming hands of her alcoholic father (Chris Sigurdson).

Bill tries to do what he can to encourage and protect Tamara from jocks Shawn (Bryan Clarke) and Patrick (Gil Hacohen) and Shawn's girlfriend Kisha (Melissa Marie Elias), but decides to back off after Tamara mistakes his words of encouragement and tries to kiss him.  Kisha observes this, and with the help of AV club president Roger (Marc Devigne), the boys decide to throw a party as a thin disguise for luring Tamara to a hotel with the promise that Bi…

Lisa and the Devil (1973)

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Lisa (Elke Sommer) is a German tourist visiting a small village in Spain.  During the tour she sees a medieval fresco on the side of the church that shows the Devil taking away the dead, and hears a local legend that the only reason the fresco still exists is that it is protected by the devil.  Shortly after, she leaves her friend and enters a shop where she meets Leandro (Telly Savalas), who happens to be the spitting image of the Devil in the fresco.

Frightened, Lisa flees, only to get lost on her way back to the main square.  During her wanderings, she runs into Leandro again, this time carrying a life-size puppet of a man - a man she soon meets in the flesh, who calls her Elena and whom she appears to kill during the altercation.

Still lost as night falls, she encounters a wealthy couple, Francis (Eduardo Fajardo) and Sophia Lehar (Sylva Koscina), who offer to give her a ride.  Their chauffeur George (Gabrieli Tinti) warns that the car is about to overheat, and it does just that …