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Blood Link (1982)

Haunted by psychic visions of murder, an American man travels to Europe where he learns that a rash of murders are being committed by someone who looks exactly like him.

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Alberto De Martino (as Martin Herbert)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Moriarty ... Keith Mannings / Craig Mannings
Penelope Milford ... Julie Warren
Geraldine Fitzgerald ... Mrs. Thomason
Cameron Mitchell ... Bud Waldo
Sarah Langenfeld Sarah Langenfeld ... Christine Waldo
Martha Smith ... Hedwig
Virginia McKenna ... Woman in Ballroom
Reinhold Olszewski Reinhold Olszewski ... Inspector Hessinger (as Reinhold K. Olszewski)
Henriette Gonnermann Henriette Gonnermann ... Woman Tourist
Vonne Sherman Vonne Sherman ... Millie
Peter Mannering Peter Mannering ... Bill
Yael Forti Yael Forti ... Woman of bell tower (as Yaël Forti)
Alex Diakun ... Mr. Adams
Peter Schlesinger Peter Schlesinger ... Stocky man
Shaun Lawton Shaun Lawton ... Man with cigar
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A man who has been having psychic visions of himself killing naked women soon discovers that it's not himself he's seeing, it's his Siamese twin. (yes, they've been separated) So he travels to Hamburg, where the things he's seen start to come to pass... Written by Brian J. Wright <tyrannorabbit@hotmail.com>

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Crime | Horror

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Referenced in Final Cut (1989) See more »

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Quirky, off-beat horror film from the 80's
2 October 2020 | by meathookcinemaSee all my reviews

A man finds himself having visions of murders being committed that turn out to be true. His visions and investigations take him to Berlin where several revelations bring him face to face with the killer.

I love 'one good twin, one evil twin' movies. This is another example of this genre but is closer to Dead Ringers than Basket Case.

I hate it when people describe movies as having a 'dream like quality' but that description is entirely applicable here. I'm not sure if this was the intended outcome for the movie's director or if this was the result of inexperienced filmmaking but it works really well. If you like to have a few tokes whilst watching a film then that's not needed here. It's obvious that the cast and crew have done all of that for you. I'm surprised Mary Jane wasn't given her own credit to be honest.

The Berlin locale works really well with moody, neon lit scenes of down town Berlin at night looking gorgeous and fitting the darkness of the film splendidly.

And then theres the cast. Michael Moriarty shows his continuation of giving off-beat performances to bring to life off-beat characters after his surreal role in the brilliant Q. He's just as idiosyncratic in Blood Link as he was in Larry Cohen's cultfest and is a major part of why this film is so likeable and watchable. We also get Cameron 'Toolbox Murders' Mitchell as an ageing wrestler who is also fantastic. We also get an Ennio Morricone score (quite surprisingly).

File this movie under 'Oddity'. Not a cult classic but well worth seeing.


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Country:

Italy | USA | West Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Link See more »

Filming Locations:

Italy

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Palaggi, Zadar Film See more »
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Mono

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Color
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