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Absurd (1981)
"Rosso sangue" (original title)

 |  Horror  |  October 1981 (Italy)
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A priest comes to a small town to help get rid of a monster whose blood coagulates very fast. This creates problems as the monster is very hard to kill and then decides to go on a killing spree of its own.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George Eastman ...
Mikos Stenopolis
Annie Belle ...
Emily
Charles Borromel ...
Sgt. Ben Engleman
Katya Berger ...
Katia Bennett
Kasimir Berger ...
Willy Bennett
Hanja Kochansky ...
Mrs. Bennett
Ian Danby ...
Mr. Bennett
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Dr. Kramer
Edmund Purdom ...
Father
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A priest comes to a small town to help get rid of a monster whose blood coagulates very fast. This creates problems as the monster is very hard to kill and then decides to go on a killing spree of its own.

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The film was one of the original 74 UK video nasties and banned by the BBFC in 1984. It has yet to be re-released in Britain. See more »

Quotes

Emily: Didn't you say that boy's body was found in the north quarter?
Dr. Cooper: Yes Emily; which is where you are now.
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Antro... Antropho... ABSURD!!
20 November 2006 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

Joe D'Amato and George Eastman's follow-up to the notorious "The Grim Reaper" (Antropophagus) is sick, twisted and – oh yes – deliciously absurd! There's no real story and the amount of genuine chills is limited, but the gory murder sequences are sensational and they easily rank among the craziest stuff ever caught on film. Eastman once again portrays a Greek psycho-killer, though a different one than the fetus-munching monster in Antropophagus (love that title!), cheerfully butchering half the population of a small American town. Nikos isn't your ordinary madman, but a scientific guinea pig whose blood coagulates much faster and hence he instantly recovers from severe wounds, like gunshots or impalement. He's pursued by an unintelligible priest, a chain-smoking copper and his black assistant who isn't allowed to talk without permission. No wonder none of these blokes is capable of catching or even tracing Nikos and the body count increases immensely. Whenever George isn't barbarically killing someone using band saws, surgical devices or axes, "Absurd" is rather dull, slow-moving and borrowing story ideas as well as direct quotes from John Carpenter's landmark slasher Halloween. There's babysitters in peril, young kids spotting the bogeyman everywhere around the house and dangerous killers escaping from hospital beds. Still, if you're looking for really good horror cinema, just wait for the climax which is quite suspenseful and it makes the popular title "Absurd" all the more meaningful.


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