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The Mad Butcher (1971)
"Lo strangolatore di Vienna" (original title)

 -  Horror  -  May 1974 (USA)
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After being released from a mental hospital, Otto returns to his old job as a butcher. He tries to adjust to his new life, but after a bitter argument with his wife, he accidentally kills ... See full summary »

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Otto Lehman
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Berta Hensel
Brad Harris ...
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Giacomo Pergola
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Claudio Trionfi
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After being released from a mental hospital, Otto returns to his old job as a butcher. He tries to adjust to his new life, but after a bitter argument with his wife, he accidentally kills her. Fearing he will be sent back to the hospital, he grinds up her body and sells it as sausages. As friends and relatives start asking questions about her disappearance, they too start ending up in the butcher's display case. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The words "Buon appetito" appear over the final shot, a close-up of the sausages made when Victor Buono falls into the meat-grinding machine. After a few seconds, the letter "O" is added, changing the caption to "Buono appetito." See more »

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Black comedy with cannibalism and butchery.
21 September 2010 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

After being released from a mental hospital Otto returns to his old job as a butcher.He tries to adjust to his new life,but after a bitter argument with his wife he accidentally kills her.Fearing he will be sent back to the hospital he grinds up her body and sells it as sausages.As friends and relatives start asking questions about her disappearance they too start ending up in the butcher's display case."The Mad Butcher" is an enjoyable black comedy with tasty main performance of Victor Buono.It's loosely based on two criminal cases of German serial killers/butchers Georg Grossman and Fritz Haarman.8 out of 10.Meat is meat and human sausages are human sausages.


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