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Anguish (1987)
"Angustia" (original title)

 -  Horror  -  8 January 1988 (USA)
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A controlling mother uses telepathic powers to send her middle-aged son on a killing spree.

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Mother
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Patty
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Killer (as Angel Jove)
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Linda
Isabel García Lorca ...
Caroline (as Isabel Garcia Lorca)
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Jose M. Chucarro ...
Caroline's Boyfriend - Old Movie (as Jose M.ª Chucarro)
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A film-within-a-film thriller about two teen girls among a small group of people whom are terrorized in a movie theater by a killer while watching a horror film about a murderous optometrist who stalks his victims in a movie theater in the film. Written by matt-282

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The eyes of the city are mine.

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Original, Bizarre and Surrealistic Cult-Movie
20 February 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

I have just watched "Angustia" for the fourth or fifth time, now on DVD, and I do not get tired of this original, bizarre and surrealistic cult-movie, very underrated in IMDb. I am a fan of Bigas Lune, and in my opinion "Angustia" is his masterpiece. The story is simple, but tense, with a soundtrack that recalls Dario Argento's movies. Michael Lerner, in the role of the mad ophthalmologist; Talia Paul, in the role of a scared viewer that becomes impressed with the film she is watching on the screen; and Ángel Jovè, in the role of a lunatic killer, are perfect. Zelda Rubinstein, with her weird tune of voice, completes the lead cast of this gem with a great performance. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Os Olhos da Cidade São Meus" ("The Eyes of the City Are Mine")


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