Flashback (2000)
"Flashback - Mörderische Ferien" (original title)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller, Mystery  |  6 April 2000 (Germany)
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As a young child, Jeanette witnessed her parents brutal murder. After years in a mental institution, the 22 year old is finally strong enough to leave the asylum and begin a life on her own... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Valerie Niehaus ...
Jeanette Fielmann
Xaver Hutter ...
Leon Schroeder
Alexandra Neldel ...
Melissa Schroeder
Simone Hanselmann ...
Lissy Schroeder
Erich Schleyer ...
Dr. Martin
Katja Woywood ...
Fabian Zapatka ...
Christian Näthe ...
Michael Greiling ...
Hannes Fielmann
Nicola Etzelstorfer ...
Young Jeanette Fielmann
Allegra Curtis ...
Michelle Fielmann
Frau Lust
Detlev Buck ...
Psychiater (as Detlef Buck)
Marina Mehlinger ...
Mädchen im Zugabteil
Junge im Zugabteil


As a young child, Jeanette witnessed her parents brutal murder. After years in a mental institution, the 22 year old is finally strong enough to leave the asylum and begin a life on her own. Soon, Jeanette discovers with horror that many of her new found friends have been murdered. Does her painful past hide a mystery that could help her bring an end to the death around her? Written by Irishlass240 (smmorr240@aol.com)

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Rated R for strong violence/gore and some sexual content | See all certifications »





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Sebastian Deyle was dubbed. See more »


The blender that Jeannie puts the cat in can no longer be heard in the background after Lissie discovers it, but no one turns the blender off. See more »

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A reasonably fun German slasher flick.
8 April 2014 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

Ten years after witnessing the brutal murder of her parents by a sickle wielding maniac in a dress, Jeanette (Valerie Niehaus) is discharged from a mental institution to take up work as a French tutor for a trio of spoilt teenagers. However, her new life becomes a nightmare once again when a mysterious killer starts to bump off those around her using a sickle as a weapon…

A forgettable title and bland DVD cover did very little to get me worked up about this film, which I only ended up watching because I wanted to gain back some much needed shelf space. But what I imagined would be just another extremely tedious, crappily directed, shot-on-video American slasher turned out to be something slightly more interesting: a predictable but surprisingly polished German slasher, based on a screenplay by Hammer legend Jimmy Sangster and atrociously dubbed into English, which delivers both bloody violence and tongue-in-cheek silliness.

Slick direction, impressive cinematography (with great use of wonderful scenery), decent performances (despite the dubbing), juicy death scenes (including the demise of several cuddly pets) and fun visual references to other horror movies all add to the entertainment factor, but sadly the farcical humour—which comes to the fore in the final act—does detract from the overall effectiveness of the film.

5.5 out of 10, rounded up to 6 for having the cojones to liquify a cat and bisect a pooch.

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