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La semana del asesino (1972)

R | | Crime, Drama, Horror | June 1973 (USA)
A young man, Marco, working as a butcher, accidentally kills a taxi driver. His girlfriend Paula wants to go to the police so he has to kill her too. He then has to kill his brother, his ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Marcos
... Paula
... Néstor
Charly Bravo ... Esteban
... Señor Ambrosio (as Fernando Sanchez Polak)
Goyo Lebrero ... Taxista
... Rosa
... Jefe de personal
... Agustín (as Rafael Hernandez)
... Tendero (as Jose Franco)
Valentín Tornos ... Obrero (as Valentin Tornos)
Antonio Orengo ... Camarero
Antonio Corencia ... Obrero burlón
Antonio del Real ... Obrero burlón (as Antonio Fernandez del Real)
José Félix Montoya ... Vigilante de servicio (as Felix Jose Montoya)
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A young man, Marco, working as a butcher, accidentally kills a taxi driver. His girlfriend Paula wants to go to the police so he has to kill her too. He then has to kill his brother, his brother's fiancée and her father, who have become suspicious. He gets rid of the bodies by taking them to a slaughter house... Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Despite the English title ("The Cannibal Man"), this is not a film about cannibalism. The correct translation of the original Spanish title is "The Week of the Killer". See more »

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excellent film!

I would have to agree with the previous comment regarding THE CANNIBAL MAN. It's an excellent film in the vein of DERANGED (1974), HENRY and CONFESSIONS OF A SERIAL KILLER, though it predates all three.

THE CANNIBAL MAN took a couple viewings to really come together and I think part of the problem was the English dubbing. Anchor Bay's recent release has superb picture quality, but unfortunately they didn't include the original language track with subs as they did with TOMBS OF THE BLIND DEAD.

Regardless, the acting is well-done - Vincente Parra plays a particularly relatable man, one with whom the viewer can sympathize. In accordance with the film's original title, WEEK OF THE KILLER, Parra takes the part of the titular role, slowly spiraling downward into insanity while dispatching one victim for each day of the week. Along the way, there are some interesting twists and turns as well as some restrained, well-used scenes of violence and gore.

There are also some truly surreal scenes, such as the swimming pool sequence and the tense denouement. And, as with any Spanish horror film, nearly all the women are gorgeous. All in all, this is a must-see for genre fans, but be warned, THE CANNIBAL MAN is a subtle film, not one that will immediately jump out at you.


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