Cinema: Skeleton in Tulle

Hand in the Trap. Once upon a wedding night, a bride hid from her husband. She hid in a wooden chest that was shaped like a coffin-and then, to her horror, found that she could not lift the lid. She called and called, but no one could hear her. They looked and looked, but no one could find her. Twenty years later, they found what was left of her: a skeleton in tulle.

A grisly fable. It is known to folklore as "The Bride of Modena," and it is elaborated with decadent exuberance in this...

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