IMDb > Bloody Moon (1981)
Die Säge des Todes
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Bloody Moon (1981) More at IMDbPro »Die Säge des Todes (original title)


User Rating:
5.3/10   908 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 99% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Erich Tomek (screenplay)
View company contact information for Bloody Moon on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
27 March 1981 (West Germany) See more »
Don't Panic... It only happens once in a... Bloody Moon
Girls are killed at a language-school in Spain. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Bloody Moon Regionfree DVD Review
 (From Twitch. 8 December 2008, 9:34 AM, PST)

User Reviews:
Attractive girls carry the weight here, but just barely See more (27 total) »


  (in credits order)
Olivia Pascal ... Angela
Christoph Moosbrugger ... Alvaro (as Christopher Brugger)
Nadja Gerganoff ... Manuela
Alexander Waechter ... Miguel
Jasmin Losensky ... Inga
Corinna Drews ... Laura (as Corinna Gillwald)
Ann-Beate Engelke ... Eva
Peter Exacoustos ... Antonio
Antonia García ... Elvira
Beatriz Sancho Nieto ... Rita
María Rubio ... Countess Maria Gonzales
Otto Retzer ... Bueno (as Otto W. Retzer)

Jesús Franco ... Doctor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christina von Blanc ... Woman in disco (uncredited)

Directed by
Jesús Franco 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Erich Tomek  screenplay (as Rayo Casablanca)

Produced by
Wolf C. Hartwig .... producer
Otto Retzer .... executive producer (as Otto W. Retzer)
Original Music by
Gerhard Heinz 
Cinematography by
Juan Soler 
Film Editing by
Karl Aulitzky 
Christine Jank 
Art Direction by
Klaus Haase 
Costume Design by
Rolf Albrecht 
Production Management
Otto Retzer .... production supervisor (as Otto W. Retzer)
Erich Tomek .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lina Romay .... assistant director (as Rosa Almirail)
Special Effects by
Juan Ramón Molina .... special effects (as Juan Ramon Molina)
Camera and Electrical Department
Fátima Ochando .... assistant director of photography (as Fatima Ochanda)
Juan Soler .... still photographer (as Hannes Furbringer)
Music Department
Frank Duval .... composer: song "Love in the Shadow"
Other crew
Maite Mannchen .... production coordinator

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Die Säge des Todes" - West Germany (original title)
"The Saw of Death" - International (English title) (informal literal title)
"The Bloody Moon Murders" - Belgium (English title) (video title)
See more »
90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:18 | Germany:BPjM Restricted | Netherlands:16 | UK:18 | UK:X (original rating) | West Germany:(Banned) | West Germany:18 (cut) (video rating) (1986) | West Germany:18 (theatrical release) (1981) (uncut)

Did You Know?

Continuity: The knife stabbed into Eva's back has its blade tip emerge through her left nipple. When Eva's corpse is later shown hanging in Inga's wardrobe, her left nipple is untouched and the blade tip is protruding from her lower sternum.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.
See more »
Movie Connections:


What are the differences between the old BBFC 18 Version and the Uncensored Version?
See more »
Attractive girls carry the weight here, but just barely, 10 September 2009
Author: ( from United States

OK, look, this is a Jess Franco flick, so know - up front - that it is tacky, Eurosleaze garbage. (Even Franco himself calls the film "s%@#" in the DVD's interview feature). Taken within the confines of the genre, however, I suppose "Bloody Moon" delivers an interesting blend, as a gaillo/slasher hybrid, but the film's dreadful B-movie script and zero believability place it somewhere between camp and outright refuse. The picture has the standard Eurotrash cachet (e.g. retro fashions, pencil thin people, synth-pop soundtrack, etc.), but with more attractive women, a surprisingly clean print, and pervasive chauvinistic undertones. The girls are quite hot, really, and genre fans might recognize the lead - Olivia Pascal - from her role in the infamous "Emanuelle" clone: "Vanessa." Expect about five topless scenes, five gory kills, and endless scenes of Olivia gasping in terror, only to find out her fear is unfounded. Typical Franco calling cards abound, including marginal camera-work, wacko scene direction, and general Eurosleaze tastelessness. The dubbing is terrible, which makes much of the already preposterous dialog sometimes quite funny. Here is an exerpt: (Girl): "Angela - this is Antonio - our gardener, tennis ace, and the best piece of property in Los Olvidos. That's not all! As a lover, he's fantastic. Antonio - am I wrong or right?" (Antonio): "If you'd really want to see, try me out one night.....You're not bad at all, why don't we go inside?" Beautiful....Ultimately, though, and despite some very hot girls and funny moments, "Bloody Moon" was pretty darn pointless. It wasn't boring, really, just a little too average for my tastes. ---|--- Reviews by Flak Magnet

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (27 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Bloody Moon (1981)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Coming to Blu-ray July 8, 2014. phoenixandrew
The 82 minute run time hungryforflesh
Two English dubs? AbnormalFreak
uncut dvd??? deadpool_9999
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
A Bay of Blood Torso Friday the 13th The Prowler Black Belly of the Tarantula
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Horror section IMDb West Germany section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.