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Writers:
Santiago Moncada (story)
Santiago Moncada (screenplay)
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Release Date:
1 October 1973 (Spain) See more »
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Plot:
A young man is released from an asylum and returns home for revenge on his aunt and her three daughters... See more » | Add synopsis »
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2 wins See more »
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Mysterious and exciting horror film compellingly directed by Claudio Guerin who died during its shooting See more (37 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Renaud Verley ... Juan (John in English version)

Viveca Lindfors ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Layton

Directed by
Claudio Guerín 
Juan Antonio Bardem (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Santiago Moncada (story)

Santiago Moncada (screenplay)

Produced by
Robert Ausnit .... associate producer
Claudio Guerín .... producer
 
Original Music by
Adolfo Waitzman 
 
Cinematography by
Manuel Rojas 
 
Film Editing by
Magdalena Pulido 
 
Production Design by
Eduardo Torre de la Fuente 
 
Set Decoration by
Eduardo Torre de la Fuente 
 
Costume Design by
Maiki Marín  (as Maiqui Marín)
 
Makeup Department
Vicenta Palmero .... hair stylist
Julián Ruiz .... key makeup artist
Antonio Segovia .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Ricardo Bonilla .... unit production manager
Luis Laso .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sinesio Isla .... assistant director
Miguel Suárez .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Juan de la Flor .... property master
Horacio Rodríguez .... assistant set decorator
 
Sound Department
Luis Castro .... sound effects
Tomás del Barrio .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
José Luis Aguilar .... second assistant camera
Julio Leyva .... assistant camera (as Julio Martín Leyva)
Simón López .... still photographer
Domingo Solano .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
María Teresa Iglesias .... seamstress
 
Editorial Department
José María Biurrún .... second assistant editor
María Teresa Mateos .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Demetrio Bravo .... second production assistant
Isabel Ruiz Capillas .... shooting secretary (as Maribel Ruiz Capillas)
Luis Vázquez .... production assistant
 

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Also Known As:
"La campana del infierno" - Spain (original title)
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Spain:106 min | USA:93 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia:
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:
Esther:Did you practise free love?
Juan:Yes.
Esther:I want to start but mother won't let me.
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Mysterious and exciting horror film compellingly directed by Claudio Guerin who died during its shooting, 9 June 2013
Author: ma-cortes from Santander Spain

This mythical film "La Campana del Infierno" (The Bell Of Hell) is a psychological thriller more than a Spanish Fantaterror film. Brilliantly directed by Claudio Guerin , resulted to be a damned picture , specially when turned out to be his untimely swan song since he died by mysteriously fall or jumped to his death from the central bell tower constructed for the movie and being eventually completed by distinguished fellow Juan Antonio Bardem . This near-legendary Euro-Cult item deals with an insane inmate of an asylum (Renaud Verley) is released and returns home for vengeance on his aunt (Viveca Lindfors) and her three daughters (Maribel Martín, Nuria Gimeno, Christina Von Blanc) who had him declared crazy in order to take his inheritance . The young man punishes his aunt and three daughters , with bees and hooks . Who will escape the terror ? . The most shocking horror of all time is finally here ¡

Thrilling as well as elegant film that contains suspense , intrigue ,cutting-edge set pieces and some terror elements . In 1973 Guerin produced and directed this French-Spanish film titled Bell from Hell (La cloche de l'enfer in France), a horror story , highly valued in its period . Guerin in a penetrating style makes a highly appropriate and bright filmmaking , he invite us into an active participation of a cruel game in which the protagonist seeks a peculiar vendetta . A few elements well developed he manages to create a mysterious atmosphere , a mixture among magical dreamlike scene of three sisters entry through the fog, and, of course without giving up a certain amount of cruelty and eroticism ; adding a touch fantasy . Interesting , suspenseful story and screenplay well written by prolific Santiago Moncada . Atmospheric as well as evocative cinematography by Manuel Rojas , filmed on location in Noia, Padrón,Betanzos ,Coruña, Galicia, and Estudios Roma, Madrid, Spain (interiors) . Very good support cast such as Viveca Lindfors , Tito Garcia , Erasmo Pascual as a priest and the extraordinary participation of Alfredo Mayo as a lewd old man , among others. Strange as well as adequate musical score by Adolfo Waitzman .

This very hard to find motion picture was stunningly directed by Claudio Guerin , realizing a personal staging . He had previously directed shorts , documentaries and his first film titled ¨House of the Doves¨ with Carmen Sevilla and Ornella Muti . However his sad and mysterious death cut his promising career . As he died in an accident during the filming of his second movie . In Noya church had built a second bell tower attached to a passage of real wood . Preparing a complicated plan, Guerin wanted to jump from the catwalk to a cantilever of the church, but lost his balance and fell into the void from twenty meters high ; died before reaching the hospital . Distinguished director Juan Antonio Bardem completed filming the last sequence about 7 minutes .

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