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Bell from Hell (1973)
"La campana del infierno" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  1 October 1973 (Spain)
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A young man is released from an asylum and returns home for revenge on his aunt and her three daughters, who had him declared insane in order to steal his inheritance.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Renaud Verley ...
Juan (John in English version)
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Marta
Alfredo Mayo ...
Don Pedro
Maribel Martín ...
Esther
Nuria Gimeno ...
Teresa
Christina von Blanc ...
María (as Christine Betzner)
Saturno Cerra ...
The Shepherd
Nicole Vesperini ...
Don Pedro's Wife
Erasmo Pascual ...
Priest
Antonio Puga ...
Don Pedro's Hunting Partner
Juan Cazalilla ...
Don Pedro's Hunting Partner
Tito García ...
Don Pedro's Hunting Partner
Rosetta Vellisca ...
The Shepherd's Daughter
Ángel Blanco ...
Dr. Junqueiro
Susana Latour ...
Juan's mother
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A young man is released from an asylum and returns home for revenge on his aunt and her three daughters, who had him declared insane in order to steal his inheritance. Written by Arthur Workman <arthur49@user1.channel1.com>

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Horror | Thriller

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ESP 23,656,574 (Spain)
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Director Claudio Guerín Hill fell from the tower housing the title bell on the last day of shooting and was killed. The film was completed by Juan Antonio Bardem. See more »

Quotes

[Juan ties Esther's wrists and ankles]
Esther: [laughing] This is a new game!
Juan: In every tragedy, there is an innocent victim. In this case - you're it.
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Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

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5 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a pretty well done film of its ilk. As is the case with most of these, we have the deep psychological, "Psycho" like motivations. The problem with this one is that we can't answer if we have a true victim or sociopath? Are we to take this young man's trials as an excuse? He spent time in an institution. Did he crack, or was he relatively sane, filled with revenge? Who's to know. What we have is a slaughterhouse film, full of horror and carnage. There is an enjoyment in seeing those who are evil get theirs, but, then, there are normal courses. This movie is pretty well filmed although I think some of the cinematography is a little trite (close up, long shot), but there are some startling images and a fair amount of imagination. The sound on my print is terrible, making the initial conversations virtually impossible to understand. Maybe this one might be worth some restoration.


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