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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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Mystery | Thriller

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Efialtis  »

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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 »

Quotes

Christian Bauman: It's all so absurd, meaningless. And what's absurd is dangerous.
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Referenced in Paura: Lucio Fulci Remembered - Volume 1 (2008) See more »

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Bad giallo variation
24 June 2002 | by (Firenze, Italy) – See all my reviews

Full of fetish images of inflatable love dolls hanged on trees or covered in blood, this madness of a movie is about the incoming insanity over a young industrial captain, who probably provoked the death of his father several years before. Not really bloody (most of the killings are strangling, and worst of all viewed all together at the end of the movie), not very sexy, not particularly stylish, without any unforgettable scenes and even with a very bland soundtrack, this movie is not a worthy successor of Argento giallos


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