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Die Säge des Todes (1981)

Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 17 April 1981 (Spain)
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Girls are killed at a language-school in Spain.



(screenplay) (as Rayo Casablanca)


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Cast overview:
Christoph Moosbrugger ...
Laura (as Corinna Gillwald)
Ann-Beate Engelke ...
Peter Exacoustos ...
María Rubio ...
Countess Maria Gonzales
Antonia García ...


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Jesús Franco was initially told by the producers that Pink Floyd was going to do the score for this film. See more »


(spoilers) When Inga is decapitated by the circular saw, an obvious plastic head is used...the mannequin (or whatever the head is really attached to) doesn't even face the saw. Inga looks at it from the side of the slab she's tied to whilst screaming, but as soon as the plastic head comes into the scene, the head faces upwards rather than left or right. See more »


Manuela: No, Miguel. I'm your sister. We shouldn't start again. Don't you see that people wouldn't let us love each other. It's that... don't you see... it's everybody that's around us, staring at us and judging us.
Manuela: I'm so afraid. Miguel, I'm terribly frightened. If we could just get rid of everyone around us. Then things could be as they were.
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Standard early 80's slasher.
8 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

I found this title as "Colegialas Violadas" (Violated School-girls); a title that is far from the movies' purpose. When I first watched this one I was very pleased mainly because I had fun. There are plenty of disturbing moments like the infamous saw decapitation.

The masked killer concept started two years before the movie when John Carpenter's "Halloween" stormed the genre.

The opening sequence gave me the creeps the first time and I think it's the most frightening moment in the movie.

There's plenty of gore but not in great quality. The make-up is very lame but you can't ask much from an 80's slasher. Even worse, I could only get a cut version.

The whole situation to undercover the "real" killer is pretty interesting for a slasher flick with no pretensions.

Watch it only if you're an avid slasher fan and you'll enjoy it, that's for sure.


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