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The Beasts' Carnival (1980)
"El carnaval de las bestias" (original title)

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A hit man working for the Yakuza double crosses his employers and flees with a cache of diamonds from the latest heist. Injured and hiding in the mountain regions of Spain, with Japanease ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Naschy ...
Bruno Rivera
Eiko Nagashima ...
Mieko
Lautaro Murúa ...
Don Simón
Silvia Aguilar ...
Mónica
Azucena Hernández ...
Alicia
Kogi Maritugu ...
Taro (as Kogi Maritugu)
Roxana Dupre ...
Raquel (as Roxana Dipre)
Pepe Ruiz ...
Don Serafín
Paloma Hurtado ...
Woman dressed as Marie Antoinette
Luis Ciges ...
El Palanqueta
Ricardo Palacios ...
Don Carmelo, the priest
Rafael Hernández ...
Man dressed as Superman
Tito García ...
Compinche de El Palanqueta
Ramón Centenero
Alexia Loreto ...
Ramona
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A hit man working for the Yakuza double crosses his employers and flees with a cache of diamonds from the latest heist. Injured and hiding in the mountain regions of Spain, with Japanease assassins in hot pursuit, he takes refuge in the home of a local Doctor and his two daughters, who nurse him back to health and hide him from his pursuers, taking drastic and murderous measures to protect him, for they have plans of their own in store for their current guest. Written by Humberto Amador

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Paul Naschy as a non-werewolf
17 August 2010 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Paul Naschy (born Jacinto Molina) was Spain's most famous horror star, best known for the role of the lycanthropic Waldemar Daninsky, whom he played a total of 12 times in movies released between 1968 and 2004. Along the way, Naschy - who died of pancreatic cancer last year - acted in a couple of non-werewolf movies, including "El carnaval de las bestias" (alternately called "The Beasts' Carnival" and "The Human Beasts" in English). This one concerns a man (Naschy) who gets shot by some Japanese gangsters whom he betrayed and gets taken in by a mysterious doctor and his daughters...and later discovers that they have a gross passion.

I guess that I didn't like this one as much as Paul Naschy's other flicks, partially due to the rather vague plot, and also just because I prefer watching Naschy grow fur and fangs. But even so, it was an OK movie. Just see if you want to eat meat after watching it.

I wonder what the result would have been had Paul Naschy ever worked with Pedro Almodóvar.


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