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Al filo del hacha (1988)

A deranged guy in a mask kills people with an axe.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Barton Faulks ...
Gerald Martin
Christina Marie Lane ...
Lillian Nebbs
Page Mosely ...
Richard Simmons
Fred Holliday ...
Frank McIntosh
Patty Shepard ...
Laura Simmons
Alicia Moro ...
Rita Miller
Jack Taylor ...
Christopher Caplin
Conrado San Martín
Joy Blackburn ...
Susan Nebbs
May Heatherly ...
Anna Bixby
Elmer Modling
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Javier Elorrieta
José Frade
Christina Lane
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A deranged guy in a mask kills people with an axe. Written by Ben Frankenstein

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20 May 1988 (Spain)  »

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This is a classic
13 January 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I wish this was one of the slashers that fell into the public domain, if only so it could distributed on DVD. I mean really. There is only one bad thing about this movie, and that's the lame song they made for it (also, the fact it plays louder than all the other music). The acting is actually pretty good, not feeling too stiff, the story is intriguing and fun, and most of the music is pretty good. Just the beginning to this movie feels brilliant, building up unreal amounts of tension with so little effort (sadly, this tension seems to go to waste). I love the look of the killer with the distinct, skull-like mask that would have worked well in the Halloween sequels. The gore is nice and the axing is satisfying. Hopefully it will get a nice restored release one day.


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