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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.

Director:

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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 »

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Production Co:

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

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Undoubtedly disturbing, but pretty boring as well.
24 December 2010 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Poor old Mosquito (Werner Pochath) should sue for defamation of character: he might have a weird fetish for dolls, drink the blood of dead women through a glass straw, gouge out their eyeballs, hack off their heads, and eventually become a fully fledged psycho killer, but he's definitely not a rapist. Such malicious slander could seriously ruin a person's reputation!

An obscure horror offering from, of all places, Switzerland, director Marijan David Vajda's Mosquito the Rapist has garnered generally positive reviews here on IMDb for being a bold, surreal and lurid piece of sleaze that isn't afraid to push the boundaries of taste; while I cannot deny that the film is both groundbreaking and extremely exploitative, I just didn't enjoy it that much myself, finding it incredibly dreary for the most part despite all the nastiness. Even with a bit of gratuitous lesbian action from a couple of hookers thrown in for good measure, the slow as molasses pace throughout had me struggling to keep my eyes open (the only exception being the kiddie fiddling scene, which is a real eye-opener and genuinely unsettling—considering the tender age of the girl involved, I'm surprised this shocking moment has been allowed to remain intact!


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