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Spasmo (1974)

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Christian (Robert Hoffman) and his girlfriend are taking a walk on a deserted beach when they discover a woman's body lying. A closer look proves that she's alive. The next day Christian ... See full summary »

Director:

Umberto Lenzi

Writers:

Pino Boller (screenplay), Pino Boller (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Robert Hoffmann ... Christian Bauman (as Robert Hoffman)
Suzy Kendall ... Barbara
Ivan Rassimov ... Fritz Bauman
Adolfo Lastretti ... Tatum, the killer
Franco Silva ... Luca
Mario Erpichini Mario Erpichini ... Alex
Maria Pia Conte ... Xenia
Luigi Antonio Guerra Luigi Antonio Guerra ... Boy - in the 'incipit'
Rosita Torosh ... Woman in car
Monica Monet Monica Monet ... Clorinda
Guido Alberti Guido Alberti ... Malcolm
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Christian (Robert Hoffman) and his girlfriend are taking a walk on a deserted beach when they discover a woman's body lying. A closer look proves that she's alive. The next day Christian meets her again at a yacht party and they fall in love. Later at a nearby motel, something weird happens as they prepare to go to bed together: An intruder breaks in and starts beating Christian who accidentally shoots him with his own gun. A few hours later they find out that the corpse is missing and a series of weird incidents takes place. Written by Ørnås

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Taglines:

Beyond "Psycho" SPASMO!

Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 64006 delivered on 14-2-1974. See more »

Goofs

When Barbara goes to pull the plug out of telephone, the room she is entering is very dark, but in the next shot of it it's normally lit. See more »

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Boy - in the 'incipit': [Seeing the Car next to his Motorcycle take off] Oh...
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Bad giallo variation
24 June 2002 | by pumayeSee all my reviews

Full of fetish images of inflatable love dolls hanged on trees or covered in blood, this madness of a movie is about the incoming insanity over a young industrial captain, who probably provoked the death of his father several years before. Not really bloody (most of the killings are strangling, and worst of all viewed all together at the end of the movie), not very sexy, not particularly stylish, without any unforgettable scenes and even with a very bland soundtrack, this movie is not a worthy successor of Argento giallos


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Country:

Italy

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

August 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Efialtis See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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