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Anguish (1987)
"Angustia" (original title)

R  |   |  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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mother
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John
Talia Paul ...
Patty
Àngel Jové ...
Killer (as Angel Jove)
Clara Pastor ...
Linda
Isabel García Lorca ...
Caroline (as Isabel Garcia Lorca)
Nat Baker ...
Teaching Doctor - Old Movie
Edward Ledden ...
Doctor - Old Movie
Gustavo Gili ...
Student 1 - Old Movie
Antonio Regueiro ...
Student 2 - Old Movie
Joaquín Ribas ...
Student 3 - Old Movie
Janet Porter ...
Laboratory Nurse - Old Movie
Patrice Manget ...
Nurse at Clinic - Old Movie
Merche Gascón ...
Nurse at Clinic - Old Movie
Jose M. Chucarro ...
Caroline's Boyfriend - Old Movie (as Jose M.ª Chucarro)
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The eyes of the city are mine.

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Horror

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Release Date:

8 January 1988 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Gross:

$228,789 (USA)
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Quotes

Alice Pressman, the Mother: Years ago you were like a snail. Hiding... happy...
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Crazy Credits

When the film ends, we suddenly see the credits scrolling up on a completely different movie screen, together with another completely different cinema audience of onlookers observing it before getting up and leaving one by one until the final onlookers stand up and walks to the left with the screen going black as he/she does so (implying that the real storyline was also yet another film within film). See more »

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Soundtracks

Rescue
Performed by Cecil Milner
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Disgustingly fun!
18 March 1999 | by (plaistow, nh) – See all my reviews

This movie reminded me of many others at some points but at the same time seemed original. It was fun to watch and even though there was a lot of gore, I could stand it since I was so puzzled by the exact plot and motives. The movie inside of a movie plot worked wonders here and the appearances of Zelda Rubinstein made me want to give this an 8, since they made the characters seem as though twirling their hair would take too much intelligence.


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