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Bell from Hell (1973)

La campana del infierno (original title)
Unrated | | Horror, Thriller | 1 October 1973 (Spain)
A young man is released from an asylum and returns home for revenge on his aunt and her three daughters, who had him declared insane in order to steal his inheritance.

Directors:

Claudio Guerín (as Claudio Guerin Hill), Juan Antonio Bardem (uncredited)

Writers:

Santiago Moncada (story), Santiago Moncada (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Renaud Verley ... Juan (John in English version)
Viveca Lindfors ... Marta
Alfredo Mayo ... Don Pedro
Maribel Martín ... Esther
Nuria Gimeno Nuria Gimeno ... Teresa
Christina von Blanc Christina von Blanc ... María (as Christine Betzner)
Saturno Cerra Saturno Cerra ... The Shepherd
Nicole Vesperini Nicole Vesperini ... Don Pedro's Wife
Erasmo Pascual ... Priest
Antonio Puga Antonio Puga ... Don Pedro's Hunting Partner
Juan Cazalilla Juan Cazalilla ... Don Pedro's Hunting Partner
Tito García ... Don Pedro's Hunting Partner
Rosetta Vellisca Rosetta Vellisca ... The Shepherd's Daughter
Ángel Blanco Ángel Blanco ... Slaughterhouse Clerk
Susana Latour Susana Latour ... Juan's Mother
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Storyline

A young man is released from an asylum and returns home for revenge on his aunt and her three daughters, who had him declared insane in order to steal his inheritance. Written by Arthur Workman <arthur49@user1.channel1.com>

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Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Spain | France

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

1 October 1973 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Bell from Hell See more »

Filming Locations:

A Coruña, Galicia, Spain See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of 13 titles included in Avco Embassy's Nightmare Theater package syndicated for television in 1975. See more »

Quotes

Juan: Christ, I should have known.
María: [sobbing smirk] Known what?
Juan: Your mother set you up as bait, and I nibbled. It's true, isn't it?
[she sobs]
Juan: Isn't it?
María: [sobbing] You bastard! They were right about you!
[sobs]
Juan: [intrigued] Oh? What did they say?
María: [sobbing uncontrollably] That you're a... you're a... you're a cruel, selfish, sadistic, mad-in-the-head psychotic bastard!
Juan: God! I must get away from here! Away from your sick mother and your crazy sisters!
[...]
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Alternate Versions

The complete version has gore and other scenes not included in the U.S. release. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

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It's creepy alright!
7 April 2006 | by x_anumati_xSee all my reviews

I saw this movie when I was about 10 years old on an episode of Shock Theater that aired in Georgia. That would have been in the late 70's. I was at an all-girl slumber party, and the last one awake when it came on TV. Talk about a creepy mix of midnight horror at the age of pre-teen sexual awakening. This movie has stuck with me all these years, and has to be one of the more oddly erotic horror movies that I've encountered. I remember John's bedroom being painted red and having a very erotic, yet unhinged feel to it. And the parts with the girls tied up; I was mesmerized. Maybe it just touched the deranged part of myself. ;o)


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