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La semana del asesino (1972)

R | | Crime, Drama, Horror | June 1973 (USA)
A young man, Marco, working as a butcher, accidentally kills a taxi driver. His girlfriend Paula wants to go to the police so he has to kill her too. He then has to kill his brother, his ... See full summary »

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Marcos
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Paula
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Néstor
Charly Bravo ...
Esteban
Fernando Sánchez Polack ...
Señor Ambrosio (as Fernando Sanchez Polak)
Goyo Lebrero ...
Taxista
Vicky Lagos ...
Rosa
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Jefe de personal
Rafael Hernández ...
Agustín (as Rafael Hernandez)
José Franco ...
Tendero (as Jose Franco)
Valentín Tornos ...
Obrero (as Valentin Tornos)
Antonio Orengo ...
Camarero
Antonio Corencia ...
Obrero burlón
Antonio del Real ...
Obrero burlón (as Antonio Fernandez del Real)
José Félix Montoya ...
Vigilante de servicio (as Felix Jose Montoya)
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A young man, Marco, working as a butcher, accidentally kills a taxi driver. His girlfriend Paula wants to go to the police so he has to kill her too. He then has to kill his brother, his brother's fiancée and her father, who have become suspicious. He gets rid of the bodies by taking them to a slaughter house... Written by Mattias Thuresson

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When the butcher goes berserk....

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Cannibal Man  »

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Despite the English title ("The Cannibal Man"), this is not a film about cannibalism. The correct translation of the original Spanish title is "The Week of the Killer". See more »

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Good Spanish horror movie!
13 June 2006 | by (Albuquerque New Mexico) – See all my reviews

A butcher was just having a date with his girlfriend until he cause some problems with a Taxi driver then he kills him and his girlfriend, he is going over the brink of insanity. He now goes on a killing spree creating some serious crimes and stuffing some parts of the bodies into the meat factory where it can be processed into what we eat.

Despite the title "Cannibal Man", it's not really about the man being a cannibal but it's really a psychological horror drama and a character study about a man who's been driven to the edge of his insanity. There is some shocking graphic murders which made this movie banned in other countries, the film is a sick and twisted look at a psychopath's mind with good acting and is very dark.

Also recommended: "Maniac" ( 1980), "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Series & 2003 remake", "Caligula", "Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer", "High Tension", "American Psycho", "Driller Killer", "The New York Ripper", "Wolf Creek", "Eaten Alive! ( 1980)", "Cannibal Ferox", and "Jungle Holocaust" ( a.k.a. Last Cannibal World).


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