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Spasmo (1974)

 -  Mystery | Thriller  -  August 1976 (USA)
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Christian (Robert Hoffman) and his girlfriend are taking a walk on a deserted beach when they discover a woman's body lying. A closer look proves that she's alive. The next day Christian ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Robert Hoffmann ...
Christian Bauman
Suzy Kendall ...
Barbara
Ivan Rassimov ...
Fritz Bauman
Adolfo Lastretti ...
Tatum, the killer
Monica Monet ...
Clorinda
Guido Alberti ...
Malcolm
Mario Erpichini ...
Alex
Franco Silva ...
Luca
Maria Pia Conte ...
Xenia
Luigi Antonio Guerra ...
Boy - in the 'incipit'
Rosita Torosh ...
Woman in car
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Christian (Robert Hoffman) and his girlfriend are taking a walk on a deserted beach when they discover a woman's body lying. A closer look proves that she's alive. The next day Christian meets her again at a yacht party and they fall in love. Later at a nearby motel, something weird happens as they prepare to go to bed together: An intruder breaks in and starts beating Christian who accidentally shoots him with his own gun. A few hours later they find out that the corpse is missing and a series of weird incidents takes place. Written by Ørnås

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Beyond "Psycho" SPASMO!

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George A. Romero shot approximately ten minutes of Cinemascope footage inserted into the United States release of the film, depicting the killings. See more »

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Boy - in the 'incipit': [Seeing his car had been stolen] Oh...
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spasmo..SPAsmo..spaSMO...SPASMO!!!!!!!!
7 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Quite possibly the weirdest 'Giallo' movie I've ever seen is this Umberto Lenzi Spasmo. I'll try to give you a glimpse of the plot. It's about love dolls, wait, no. It's about two brothers. Hmmm.. let me start over. It's about a killing that wasn't a killing. Oh, I give up Spasmo is Spasmo. There that should tell you enough. It's not something one would care to sit through more then once as the surprising lack of blood and sex, makes one focus on the plot more closer. And that's the problem right there. what IS the plot of Spasmo?? It's driving me mad I tell you MAD.. spasmo..SPASMO!!! It does have a vaguely hypnotizing effect to it though.

My Grade: C-

DVD Extras: An Umberto Lenzi interview (which helped me try to decipher it); Stills gallery; Theatrical trailer; Trailers for "Eaten Alive", "Seven Bloodstained Orchids", and "What have you done to Solange?"


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