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H6: Diario de un asesino (2005)

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Antonio Frau is a formerly convicted killer who, while having an active sex life with his buxom wife Francisca who also cheats on him with her older doctor, becomes a serial killer/rapist of women.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Fernando Acaso ...
Antonio Frau
María José Bausá ...
Francisca Seguí
Raquel Arenas ...
Rosa
Xènia Reguant ...
Marisa
Sonia Moreno ...
Tina
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Cristóbal
Martín Garrido ...
Miguel Oliver Escanellas
Mark San Juan ...
Peralta
Miquel Sitjar ...
Flores
Ruperto Ares ...
Pablo
Ramón Del Pomar ...
Curro
Elena Seguí ...
Soledad Méndez
Miquel Fernández ...
Antonio Frau 25
Ángel Alarcón ...
Francisca's Father
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Dr. Planas
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H6 tells the story of Antonio Frau, a serial killer set free after serving 25 years in jail for the violent murder of his girlfriend. After inheriting and old motel from a relative he never knew, he sees this as a signal and takes to his holy task of relieving the grief of those who have lost the will to live. He takes his victims to room Number 6 in the motel where he 'purifies' them, while, at the same time, continues his everyday life next to his wife. A mistake leads to his arrest, and his plan to become rich and famous takes relevance. Written by Anonymous

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Entra, no tengas miedo... (Come in, don't be afraid...)

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Horror | Thriller

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7 July 2006 (Spain)  »

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H6: Diary of a Serial Killer  »

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€1,200,000 (estimated)
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Selected for the Manresa dark cinema festival 2005 See more »

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Requiem: Agnus Dei
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (as Mozart)
Naxos
Sintonía, S.A.
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Clean towels! We need clean towels, room 6.
18 October 2007 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

With all the promising reviews warning about the morbidity & intense shock-value of this film, and especially with knowing what formed basic inspiration for the story , I can't help admitting I was a little disappointed after my viewing of "H6: Diary of a Serial Killer". Sure this Spanish effort is remotely gruesome and confronting, but not nearly as much as I expected (or hoped) and there are far more dull moments than shocking ones. As for the inspiration, the script (and even the main character Antonio Frau himself) often refers to Henri Landru. Landru was a French serial killer who murdered nearly a dozen of women during the years of World War one and carefully noted down his grim actions in a diary that eventually proved his guilt. Landru selected his victims randomly and killed without apparent motives, and maybe the character of Antonio Frau could have used a bit more sense of nihilism like that as well. His seemingly forced motives for killing young girls are (partly) what makes the film so implausible. Once freed from jail, where he did 15 years for murdering his girlfriend when he was a teenager, Antonio inherits an old and ramshackle motel in the middle of a prostitute-infested neighborhood. With his new wife working night shifts at the hospital, Antonio has plenty of free time to fulfill his new mission in life, namely the purification of sinners. He lures drug-addicted prostitutes to his motel and locks them up in room 6, where he rapes, humiliates and tortures them (talk about 'cleansing') before practicing his chainsaw dismembering skills on their scarcely dressed bodies. Antonio's modus operandi and motivations don't make the least bit of sense, but they do result in several nauseating and blood-soaked sequences. Totally gratuitous footage, of course, but suitably sadistic if you're interested in this type of cinema. But, like I mentioned before already, the film badly suffers from too many tedious moments as well. Antonio Frau really talks too much and insists on narrating all the things he writes down in his precious diary. Near the end of the movie and totally out of the blue, the script suddenly turns ambitious and actually attempts to make us believe the protagonist is a criminal mastermind, even more intelligent than the Jigsaw Killer or even Hannibal Lector. Yeah right. "H6: Diary of a Serial Killer" is nicely shot and benefices from macabre settings and a thoroughly grim ambiance. Fernando Acaso is fairly convincing as the twisted killer (at least during the first half of the film), Mariá José Bausá is bewitching as his voluptuous wife and Antonio Mayans (a Jess Franco regular!) makes a brief appearance as her lover. "H6" isn't nearly as sick and repulsive as some people claim, but nonetheless an interesting movie for Euro-horror fanatics to check out.


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