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Trauma (1978)

Violación fatal (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 11 September 1978 (Spain)
A writer arrives to an isolated boardinghouse run by a beautiful but strange woman. Shortly after his arrival, guests start to get violently killed.


León Klimovsky


Juan José Porto (dialogue), Juan José Porto (screenplay) | 4 more credits »




Cast overview:
Ágata Lys ... Veronica
Heinrich Starhemberg ... Daniel (as Henry Gregor)
Ricardo Merino Ricardo Merino ... Gabriel
Isabel Pisano ... Eva
Antonio Mayans ... Víctor
Sandra Alberti ... Elena
Irene Foster ... Ana
Aparicio Rivero ... Veronica's Husband
Tony García Jr. Tony García Jr. ... Young Boy (as Tony Garcia Pablo)


Daniel is a writer, who arrives to an secluded inn in the countryside near a lake, in there, he meets the owner Veronica, a beautiful but perturbed woman who is married to an invalid. Suddenly, one by one other guests fall prey of a razor wielding maniac. Written by jairhcastillo

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Horror | Thriller


Not Rated

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Did You Know?


Heinrich Starhemberg (aka Henry Gregor), as Daniel, is also the movie's executive producer. See more »


When Daniel Meets Veronica for the first time, she accidentally drops a wine bottle on the floor smashing it. in the next shot the broken bottle and the spilled wine are not seen. See more »

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The closing credits appear on a still photography of one of the characters. See more »


References The Wolf Man (1941) See more »

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Spanish Psycho derivative, worth a look for genre fans
26 December 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

TRAUMA is a late entry in the career of Spanish horror director Leon Klimovsky. Like A DRAGONFLY FOR EACH CORPSE and BLUE EYES OF THE BROKEN DOLL, it's a Spanish-themed giallo, although the actual inspiration is much more obvious: like SISTERS before it, this is a film which owes its existence to Hitchcock's PSYCHO.

The setting is rural Spain and a slightly run-down boarding house occupied by the usual oddballs including a writer and a couple of sexed-up couples (well, it was the 1970s). Before long a series of brutal razor slayings are taking place, and the viewer is left wondering who's responsible. Well, not really; the identity of the killer is blindingly obvious from the outset, but this doesn't detract from the film's entertainment value. Brutal murders, violent flashbacks, and a sedate pace follow.

The huge bonus here is Klimovsky's exemplary direction; this is a guy who could take a low budget and always make his film look fantastic. A succession of effective establishing shots and an emphatic, low key score combine to give the whole film a sinister atmosphere. The photography is good enough to keep things interesting despite the slow pace and lack of action. The gore is a bit shoddy, but the film feels very brutal nonetheless, and the climax is worth waiting for.

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