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It Happened at Nightmare Inn (1973)

Una vela para el diablo (original title)
R | | Horror | 1973 (Spain)
Two sisters running a small hotel in Spain kill female tourists whose morals do not meet their strict religious standards.

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(as Eugene Martin)

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(screenplay), (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Marta
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Laura Barkley
Esperanza Roy ...
Verónica
Víctor Alcázar ...
Eduardo (as Vic Winner)
Lone Fleming ...
Helen Miller
Blanca Estrada ...
Norma (as Blanche Estrada)
Carlos Piñeiro ...
Luis (as Charley Piñeiro)
Loreta Tovar ...
May
Montserrat Julió ...
Beatriz
Fernando Villena ...
Médico
Fernando Hilbeck ...
Alcalde
Herminia Tejela
Mery Leyva ...
(as Mari Leiva)
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Two sisters running a small hotel in Spain kill female tourists whose morals do not meet their strict religious standards. Written by Erik Adelfred <eca_97@edu.ats.dk>

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(Blu-ray)

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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Pert, pretty British tourist turns up at a small Spanish inn to be with her sister who is nowhere to be found. She then confronts the two loony sisters who run the establishment and know more than they let o
14 September 2000 | by (cincinnati, ohio) – See all my reviews

Though obviously inspired by PSYCHO, this truly deranged Spanish shocker features several gruesome sequences which makes the film way ahead of its time. The atmosphere is quite sinister and very threatening. Judy Geeson(of TO SIR, WITH LOVE fame) does well in her role as the pretty blonde heroine, and Aurora Batista and Esperanza Roy are indeed the most menacing inn-keepers since Mr. Norman Bates. In fact, the film's only real drawback is the poor dubbing that makes it resemble one of those cheesy Euro-Hercules flicks. Available on video for the longest time only in an old edited television version, the missing footage has finally been restored to home video. The video title of the film is: IT HAPPENED AT NIGHTMARE INN.


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