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May 1974 (USA) See more »
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Meat is Meat, But This Sausage is Special! See more »
Plot:
After being released from a mental hospital, Otto returns to his old job as a butcher. He tries to adjust to his new life... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Victor Buono ... Otto Lehman
Franca Polesello ... Berta Hensel
Brad Harris ... Mike Lawrence
Dario Michaelis ... Inspector Klaus
Karin Field ... Hanna Lehman (as Karen Field)
Luca Sportelli ... Karl Brunner
Hansi Linder ... Frieda Ulm
Tina Buranzo (as Tina Buronzo)
Giacomo Pergola
Dino Peretti
Claudio Trionfi
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dick Randall ... Police officer (uncredited)

Directed by
Guido Zurli  (as John Zurli)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dag Molin 
Dick Randall  (as Robert H. Oliver)
Karl Ross  story

Produced by
Gene Corso .... executive producer
Dag Molin .... producer
Dick Randall .... producer
 
Original Music by
Alessandro Alessandroni  (as Alex Alexander)
 
Cinematography by
Enrico Betti Berutto  (as Enrico Betti)
 
Film Editing by
Graham Lee Mahin 
 
Art Direction by
Francesco Di Stefano  (as Frank Di Stefano)
 
Costume Design by
Gloria Cardi 
 
Makeup Department
Lilli Bridges .... hair stylist
Diana Green Rose .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fabian Tucker .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Ted Case .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Ron Post .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hank Betz .... camera operator
 

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Also Known As:
"Lo strangolatore di Vienna" - Italy (original title)
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Runtime:
83 min | UK:84 min | USA:81 min
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Featured in Extra Weird (2003) (V)See more »

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4 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Not great, 6 March 2004
Author: darknessbeauty666 (darknessbeauty666@hotmail.com) from The blackend depths of my soul

This film is certainly a way to kill 80 minutes, but I don't know if I'd recommend it too much. Like so many other movies in this genre, it has an interesting idea. A butcher who's just got out of a mad asylum, people start going missing and his sausages are tasting extra nice. Surprisingly, there is very little gore in this movie, but it was the seventies, so liberal amounts of female nudity were thrown in for good measure. Moving to the bad points though, and this movie has quite a few of them. The acting is terrible, the music is awful, the camera work is sometimes unbareable, and, unlike other horror movies of the 70s, this has not aged well.

This movie is worth a watch if you are a fan of black comedy with horror touches from the 70s, for others, you will find this a waste of time.

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