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The Swamp of the Ravens (1974)

El pantano de los cuervos (original title)

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Cast overview:
Ramiro Oliveros ...
Dr. Frosta (as Raymond Oliver)
Marcia Bichette ...
Fernando Sancho ...
Antonia Mas ...
Dr. Moore (as Toni Mas)
Bill Harrison ...
Dr. Krojer
César Carmigniani ...
Inspector's Assistant (as Cesar Carmichael)
Marcos Molina ...
Richard (as Mark Mollin)
Gaspar Bacigalupi ...
Police Coroner (as Gaspar Galupi)
Frosta's Assistant (as Domingo Valdi)
Melba Centeno ...
(as Melba Senta)
Marcos Navas 'Cartucho' ...
(as Marcos Nova)
Fabiola Vallejo ...
(as Fay Valls)
Mónica Jurado


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7 September 1975 (USA)  »

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The Swamp of the Ravens  »

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The birds in the film are vultures or buzzards, not the titular ravens. See more »


Richard: Never, never will you fly from me, lifeless heart that doesn't beat after all I have such feelings for a dead robot, while remembering The past and all its love. Wherever you may find yourself I wish you were dead, my own robot, my own, my lady. Don't stare at me with those eyes of horror. You've thrown out my love for you to end us. You've torn yourself apart while in your fits of angry rages, the love flowing lifeless from your body. With these eyes of brightness which fill up the darkness, ...
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A wild necrophile ride!
23 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

This truly exemplary vomit of unbound euro-weirdness is rendered in living, lurid colour by fiendishly tasteless director Manuel Cano who's knack for nut-ball visuals is given ample room in his grimy opus 'The Swamp of The Ravens'. While there are many references to Edgar Allan Poe the film owes a huge debt to H.P Lovecraft's immortal short story 'Re- Animator'. (There are also a few similarities to Stuart Gordon's landmark film; especially in the way the 're-brained' awaken in such a full-voiced fashion!) Much like Lovecraft's grimpen tale, the disgraced medic continues his debased experiments with circumventing the finality of brain death, and perfecting his troublesome elixir death, in a suitably Gothic locale; a moldering, cadaver-infested swamp seemingly overrun with these truly gross-looking Raven / vulture hybrids constantly shrieking as if at the brink of death themselves. The morbid and suitably weird psychedelic pan-pipe soundtrack by Joaquin Torres doing much to increase the already monumental levels of brain-tweaking oddness! (There is this one wildly incongruous montage featuring a series of especially malefic-looking stillborn babies in jaundiced pickle jars which is in delightfully bad taste!) 'The Swamp of The Ravens' is delirious, psychotronic madness that should appease the gibbering necrophile that lurks deep inside all of our murky synaptic folds!

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