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Killing of the Dolls (1975)

El asesino de muñecas (original title)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Rocha ...
Paul
Inma de Santis ...
Audrey (as Inma de Santy)
Helga Liné ...
Condesa Olivia
Elisenda Ribas ...
Marta
Marina Ferri ...
Chica de la rosa (as Marina Ferry)
Lupe Rocha ...
Catherine
Salvador Buchila ...
René
Alejandra Del Río
Marta Flores ...
Invitada de la fiesta
Susana Taber ...
Hippie rubia
Isabel Gallardo ...
Invitada de la fiesta
Rebeca Romer ...
Invitada de la fiesta
Gaspar 'Indio' González ...
John (as 'Indio' González)
Antonio Moreno
Enric Majó ...
Hippie (as Enrique Majó)
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3 February 1975 (Spain)  »

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just ratchets up the weirdness
13 August 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I'm probably being rather generous here, but I enjoyed the film and found David Rocha's performance so bizarre it was mesmerising. Director Michael Skaife wrote and acted but only directed two other films. Rocha make a reasonable number of films, including a small part in Bunuel's That Obscure Object of Desire and not much larger part in Naschy's Night of the Werewolf. But back to the surreal film before us and that extraordinary performance by Rocha. Many horror films allude to manikins and dolls by way of introducing something of the uncanny but here there is barely a scene without one or the other or lots and Rocha seems to have been asked to move as if he too were some plastic zombie. Effective and strange and the teaming of him with a young lad who looks more like a young girl just ratchets up the weirdness. There is a back story surrounding his upbringing and the presence of a countess underplayed by Helga Line and of course there is death and destruction. indeed the film starts at a pace it barely lets up as we helter skelter from mangled dolls and manikin heads to the real thing. The music varies from sublime to something you might expect in a TV quiz show but never mind, there is surely enough here to keep the lover of the obscure well happy.


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