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When the moon is full, the blood tide rises.
The Burning Moon centers on two bedtime stories that a delinquent brother reads his kid sister. These... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Beate Neumeyer ... Julia Sanders
Bernd Muggenthaler ... Cliff Parker
Ellen Fischer ... Linda Sanders
Alfons Sigllechner ... Vater
Barbara Woderschek ... Schwester
Helmut Neumeyer ... Chris
Andrea Arbter ... Prostituierte / Vergewaltigtes Mädchen / Folterknecht
Herbert Holzapfel ... Großvater
Thomas Deby ... Autofahrer
Karl-Heinz Nebbe ... Arzt
Karin Dellinger ... Ärztin
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Ahrendt ... Hochzeitsgast
Frank Baars ... Polizist (Cliff's Tod)
Ingrid Breitling ... Nachrichtensprecherin
Peter Breitling ... Polizist
Josef Fangmeier ... Patient
Silvia Fischer ... Julia's Freundin im Bistro / Höllenmensch
Erwin Fraunhofer ... Toter Pfleger
Ronald Fuhrmann ... Erwin
Roland Geppert ... Polizist
Harald Göbel ... Rettungswagenfahrer
Heinz Göbel ... Rettungswagenfahrer
Ulrike Heinrich ... Julia's Freundin im Bistro
Heinrich Huber ... Patient
Michael Hörhager ... Patient
Rudolf Höß ... Pfarrer Ralf
Olaf Ittenbach ... Folterknecht / Peter
Michael Kamleiter ... Hochzeitsgast
Michael Müller ... Höllenmensch
Kurt Nauder ... Frank
Erwin Pusch ... Vater
Maren Rogge ... Hochzeitsgast
Thomas Salzmann ... Polizist
André Stryi ... Justus
Irene Thalhamer ... Krankenschwester
Werner Winkler ... Patient

Directed by
Olaf Ittenbach 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Olaf Ittenbach 

Original Music by
A.G. Striedl 
Cinematography by
Michael Müller 
Film Editing by
Walter Szewczyk 
Makeup Department
Andrea Arbter .... hair stylist
Andrea Arbter .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andrea Arbter .... assistant director
Art Department
Andrea Arbter .... set constructor
Peter Radtke .... set constructor
André Stryi .... set constructor
Sound Department
Ralph Bojen .... sound editor
Ralph Bojen .... sound mixer
Olaf Ittenbach .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Olaf Ittenbach .... lighting
Michael Müller .... lighting
Other crew
Andrea Arbter .... location manager
Andrea Arbter .... location scout
Olaf Ittenbach .... location manager
Olaf Ittenbach .... location scout

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86 min | Brazil:99 min
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Now that's how you tear someone in half!, 24 December 2008
Author: ElijahCSkuggs from Happy Land, who lives in a Gumdrop House on Lolly Pop Lane

One day while surfing the net I happened to come upon a gif of some guy getting torn in half from his crotch up. And it was awesome. I happened to find out it was by a guy I was indeed aware of. One of the true gorehound horror directors out there. Mister Olaf Ittenbach. With that scene and the realization it was made by Olaf, it was time to watch The Burning Moon.

The story is about some doucher/druggie/low-life who tells his young sister some stories before she goes to bed. Not that she wanted to hear them. He was shootin up so he thought it was a good idea. Anyways, he tells her two grim as hell stories that don't skimp out on the red stuff. The first revolves around an escaped blood-thirsty mental patient and a young girl who accidentally went out on a date with him. Bad things go down. Which is good! The second story revolves around an evil priest, an innocent young man and a bunch of angry town folk. This second story also delivers the red stuff, and the last third of this one is pretty much non-stop grue.

Both stories were very grim, very evil, and just flat out what a serious horror fan should appreciate. Olaf's movies are rarely ever produced on high budgets, but what he manages to show us is pretty impressive. The atmospheres and overall tone of this flick really was very ugly and downbeat. And as usual the writing is very weak, but still, as usual, pretty funny.

The Burning Moon is another gore-filled flick from Olaf that any fan of said director, gore and horror should definitely give it a peek. And did I mention a dude gets graphically ripped in half? Oh yeah.

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