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The Blood Spattered Bride (1972)

La novia ensangrentada (original title)
R | | Horror | April 1974 (USA)
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Newlywed Susan is haunted by visions of Mircalla Karnstein, a centuries-old bride who murdered her husband on their wedding night.

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Vicente Aranda
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Simón Andreu ... Husband
Maribel Martín ... Susan
Alexandra Bastedo ... Mircalla Karstein
Dean Selmier Dean Selmier ... Doctor
Ángel Lombarte Ángel Lombarte ... Carol's father
Montserrat Julió Montserrat Julió ... Carol's mother
Rosa M. Rodriguez Rosa M. Rodriguez ... Carol (as Rosa Rodriguez)
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Storyline

A young husband's sexual fantasies frighten his new wife and cause her to seek advice from Carmilla, a descendent of Mircalla de Karnstein. Carmilla seduces the young bride and forces her to commit gory acts of mutilation. Written by Mysty <rharvey@flash.net>

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The revenge of a young bride on her wedding night! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

April 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Blood Spattered Bride See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Morgana 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 Anchor Bay release of the film is in English, also dubbed in English to clean up the Spanish accents of the actors attempting English throughout. See more »

Goofs

Susan draws a portrait of Mircalla Karstein, on which Susan's husband doodles in the upper right-hand corner. Later, when Susan looks at the drawing, her husband's doodling is missing. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Carol: They'll come back. They cannot die.
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Alternate Versions

The film was cut for its 1979 UK cinema release with edits to the castration scene and closeup shots of bloody stomach wounds during stabbing scenes. The 1988 video version contained the same cinema cuts and was cut by a further 26 secs by the BBFC to remove footage of Susan being assaulted and her clothes ripped. See more »

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Surprisingly mature
13 October 2000 | by ErewhonSee all my reviews

Far better than the lurid US title suggests, this is a horror movie for adults, and deals intelligently with themes that are rarely addressed so directly. It gets a little slow in the last third, and clearly the filmmakers weren't entirely sure how to end it all, but it's certainly worth watching.


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