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Panic (1982)

Bakterion (original title)
A scientist's experiment with a deadly bacteria goes awry and leaves him horribly deformed. The monstrous man then runs amok in his town.


Tonino Ricci (as Anthony Richmond)


Víctor Andrés Catena (as Victor A. Catena), Jaime Comas Gil (as Jaime Comas)




Complete credited cast:
David Warbeck ... Captain Kirk
Janet Agren ... Jane Blake
Roberto Ricci Roberto Ricci ... Professor Adams
José Lifante ... Sergeant O'Brien (as José R. Lifante)
Miguel Herrera Miguel Herrera ... Professor Vince
Eugenio Benito Eugenio Benito ... Father Braun
Ovidio Taito Ovidio Taito
José María Labernié José María Labernié ... Colonel Rutledge
Ilaria Maria Bianchi Ilaria Maria Bianchi
Fabián Conde Fabián Conde ... Drunk
Vittorio Calò Vittorio Calò
Franco Ressel ... Mr. Milton


A scientist's experiment with a deadly bacteria goes awry and leaves him horribly deformed. The monstrous man then runs amok in his town.

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PRAY it doesn't happen HERE


Horror | Sci-Fi


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Dull, Silly, Predictable
1 October 2010 | by TheExpatriate700See all my reviews

Panic is a lame monster on the loose tale that suffers from a number of flaws, ranging from obvious production goofs to a terribly paced ending. Its basic premise is that a failed scientific experiment turns a scientist into a blood drinking monster while simultaneously unleashing a deadly virus (although how the virus factors in is something of a mystery, as we see no signs of an epidemic.)

The most comic aspects of the film are how its claim to be set in England clashes with the Spanish / Italian production. For instance, the police and military featured in the film wear Italian style uniforms. Furthermore, large sections of the dialogue are clearly dubbed in. These comic elements are the most enjoyable parts of the film.

Unfortunately, the film's drawbacks more than match its comic value. The monster itself is poorly done, with bad make up and obvious gloves standing in for its hands. The pacing toward the climax is lethargic, so that I had to fast forward out of boredom. Furthermore, you'll be able to guess what happens several minutes in advance.

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Release Date:

7 December 1982 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Monster of Blood See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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Color (Telecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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