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Bloody Moon (1981)

Die Säge des Todes (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 17 April 1981 (Spain)
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Girls are killed at a language-school in Spain.

Director:

Jesús Franco

Writer:

Erich Tomek (screenplay) (as Rayo Casablanca)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Olivia Pascal ... Angela
Christoph Moosbrugger Christoph Moosbrugger ... Alvaro
Nadja Gerganoff ... Manuela
Jasmin Losensky ... Inga
Corinna Drews ... Laura (as Corinna Gillwald)
Ann-Beate Engelke Ann-Beate Engelke ... Eva
Peter Exacoustos Peter Exacoustos ... Antonio
María Rubio María Rubio ... Countess Maria Gonzales
Antonia García Antonia García ... Elvira
Beatriz Sancho Nieto ... Rita
Alexander Waechter ... Miguel
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Storyline

Miguel, a young man with a horribly disfigured face, goes on a rampage at a masquerade party and rapes a girl. He then brutally hacks up the young woman with a pair of scissors. Miguel is institutionalized at a mental asylum for five years. Afterward, he is released into the care of his sister, Manuela. Along with their wheelchair bound mother, they operate a boarding school for young woman, called Europe's International Youth-Club Boarding School of Languages, on the Spanish resort of Costa Del Sol. Miguel is intrigued by Angela, a long-haired brunette, whom he first saw on the train ride from the sanitarium. The creepy Miguel follows her around. Miguel meets with Manuela to request that they resume their incestuous relationship. She reminds him that it was this relationship that made him emotionally unstable five years earlier. She says they cannot because nobody understands them: "Only if we could get rid of everyone, then things could go back to the way they were." Then Angela's ... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Don't Panic... It only happens once in a... Bloody Moon


Certificate:

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Country:

Spain | West Germany

Language:

German | Spanish

Release Date:

17 April 1981 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Bloody Moon See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The producers originally wanted to shoot this film in Germany. See more »

Goofs

The knife stabbed into Eva's back has its blade tip emerge through her left nipple. When Eva's corpse is later shown hanging in Inga's wardrobe, her left nipple is untouched and the blade tip is protruding from her lower sternum. See more »

Quotes

Manuela: No, Miguel. I'm your sister. We shouldn't start again. Don't you see that people wouldn't let us love each other. It's that... don't you see... it's everybody that's around us, staring at us and judging us.
[gasps]
Manuela: I'm so afraid. Miguel, I'm terribly frightened. If we could just get rid of everyone around us. Then things could be as they were.
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Alternate Versions

The Japanese video tape contains much more gore than the banned German video versions, although it's not absolutely complete. For example, during the murder with the large saw there are more close-ups and bloody details in the Japanese version but the German version offers some other (but not that gory) pictures. See more »

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Standard early 80's slasher.
8 November 2004 | by insomniac_rodSee all my reviews

I found this title as "Colegialas Violadas" (Violated School-girls); a title that is far from the movies' purpose. When I first watched this one I was very pleased mainly because I had fun. There are plenty of disturbing moments like the infamous saw decapitation.

The masked killer concept started two years before the movie when John Carpenter's "Halloween" stormed the genre.

The opening sequence gave me the creeps the first time and I think it's the most frightening moment in the movie.

There's plenty of gore but not in great quality. The make-up is very lame but you can't ask much from an 80's slasher. Even worse, I could only get a cut version.

The whole situation to undercover the "real" killer is pretty interesting for a slasher flick with no pretensions.

Watch it only if you're an avid slasher fan and you'll enjoy it, that's for sure.

7/10.


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