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Bloodlust (1977)

Mosquito der Schänder (original title)
A deaf and dumb accountant suffers from a psychic trauma in his childhood. He is collecting puppets and mutilates female bodies in the mortuary. After his secret love died by an accident he starts to kill.

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Marijan Vajda

Writer:

Mario d'Alcala
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Cast

Credited cast:
Werner Pochath ... The Man
Ellen Umlauf Ellen Umlauf ... The Mother
Birgit Zamulo Birgit Zamulo ... Young Girl
Gerhard Ruhnke Gerhard Ruhnke
Peter Hamm Peter Hamm
Charly Hiltl Charly Hiltl
Hary Olsbauer Hary Olsbauer
Marion Messner Marion Messner
Fred Berhoff Fred Berhoff
Roswitha Geuther Roswitha Geuther
Karl Yblagger Karl Yblagger
Sonja Costa Sonja Costa
Jony Soster Jony Soster
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lajos von Bagghi Lajos von Bagghi ... Chef
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A deaf and dumb accountant suffers from a psychic trauma in his childhood. He is collecting puppets and mutilates female bodies in the mortuary. After his secret love died by an accident he starts to kill.

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... will haunt the darkest corners of your mind!

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Country:

Switzerland

Language:

German

Release Date:

18 March 1977 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Bloodlust See more »

Company Credits

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Monarex See more »
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Color
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Alternate Versions

The Japanese VHS release of the film has 3 minutes of additional scenes not included on the Westlake or Miracle Pictures DVD releases or the Amazon Instant Video Version. See more »

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Disturbing classic that deserves a lot more recognition
24 September 2010 | by comeunmadrigaleSee all my reviews

"Mosquito" is one of the most original horror films from the seventies. Quite possibly the most disturbing romantic horror film you'll come across from this period.

Loosely based on a real case, this film deals with a traumatized young man (Werner Pochath), who in his childhood became deaf and dumb after having been beaten by his own father. Excluded from close human contact, he seeks company in the local graveyard. Still, he has secret feelings for the girl (Birgit Zamulo) next door, who also seems to live inside her own different world.

With gorgeous photography, an "out of this world" soundtrack by maestro Dafydd Llywelyn, and exceptional acting by Werner Pochath - this is a film to remember. Still, we need a better commercial release of it, than what's out on the market (the German DVD was OK, but could have been a lot better, and it's out of print anyway).


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