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Hunchback of the Morgue (1973)

El jorobado de la Morgue (original title)
Paul Naschy plays a hunchback with below average intelligence who works at the morgue. He is in love with a sickly girl who happens to be the only person who is kind to him. Each day he ... See full summary »

Director:

Javier Aguirre

Writers:

Javier Aguirre (screenplay), Alberto S. Insúa (screenplay) (as Alberto S. Insua) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Naschy ... Gotho
Rosanna Yanni ... Elke (as Rossana Yanni)
Víctor Barrera Víctor Barrera ... Tauchner (as Vic Winner)
María Elena Arpón María Elena Arpón ... Ilse (as Maria Elena Arpon)
Manuel de Blas ... Police inspector
Antonio Pica ... Police inspector
Kino Pueyo Kino Pueyo ... Hans (as Joaquin Rodriguez 'Kinito')
Adolfo Thous Adolfo Thous ... 3th Man killed by Gotho in the crypt
Ángel Menéndez Ángel Menéndez ... The Commisoner (as Angel Menendez)
Fernando Sotuela Fernando Sotuela ... Udo
Antonio Ramis Antonio Ramis
Alfonso de la Vega Alfonso de la Vega
Sofía Casares Sofía Casares ... Eva (as Sofia Casares)
Antonio Mayans ... Hans' friend
Susan Taff Susan Taff ... Nurse
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Storyline

Paul Naschy plays a hunchback with below average intelligence who works at the morgue. He is in love with a sickly girl who happens to be the only person who is kind to him. Each day he brings her flowers until the day she dies. He never really accepts her death and believes she is just sleeping. The girl eventually ends up at the morgue where she is being prepared for burial. Naschy's character flips out at the desecration of the girls body and stabs and decapitates the men in the only scene of gore in the movie. The police begin to look for him. This is when the Hunchback meets up with a mad scientist who's work isn't accepted by the general society. The scientist promises the Hunchback that he would re-animate the girl's body if the Hunchback brings him fresh bodyparts from the graveyard and live victims. He uses the parts to create a monster. Written by Joshua Kloss <dekloss@aol.com>

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Taglines:

Beware The Hunchback! A freak of nature whose crimes go beyond your wildest terrors!

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

September 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hunchback of the Morgue See more »

Filming Locations:

Guadarrama, Madrid, Spain See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Eva Film,Janus Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film is also know as The Rue Morgue Massacre. See more »

Alternate Versions

The German DVD from Anolis Entertainment has a commentary track with Paul Naschy. He says that the love scene between he and Elke was removed and burnt by the Spanish censor because they were fully nude. He claims that he had a hump with fake hair on top during this scene. The Anolis Entertainment DVD only shows a side view of a topless Elke. This is known as the 'alternate nude scene', and is included in the 'uncut international version'. The Anolis Entertainment DVD also includes the 'standard clothed version' of the love scene as an extra. See more »

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Classic Naschy film
10 February 2002 | by matt zodiacSee all my reviews

Paul Naschy is great in this gory and old-fashioned horror flick. He plays the soft-spoken and (initially) gentle morgue attendant who is in love with a terminally ill patient in the hospital. She is the only person in the hospital who is nice to him, and he brings her flowers every day until she inevitably dies, and ends up in the morgue. Naschy loses it, and takes her corpse into a hidden cave. Once a mad doctor discovers Naschy's secret, he blackmails him into supplying bodies for his ghoulish experiments. This film is imaginative and fun. In one scene, Naschy is attacked by lots of (real) rats. There's plenty of gore too, and the ending is outrageous.


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