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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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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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Production Co:

Zadar Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Two Moriarty for the price of one
6 November 2006 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

I'm strangely fascinated by the acting career of Michael Moriarty. He's rather odd-looking and never seems to know what's going on, yet he was often offered important horror roles during the 1980's. Especially, by Larry Cohen who cast him in "Q – The Winged Serpent" and "The Stuff". Well, "Blood Link" isn't exactly an important film, but it's easily his most ambitious and valuable role. Your first impression will probably be that he's terribly miscast in his double role as sadistic murderer and the telepathically linked twin brother who pursues him, but he actually grows in his role and gets more convincing as the story develops. Craig Mannings is a doctor living in the United States who's frequently disturbed by nightmares in which he sees himself committing gruesome murders. He's instantly reminded of his former Siamese twin brother Keith, only he supposedly dies in an arson at age 17. The search brings him to Hamburg where the sane & insane brother will be reunited, although not without a lot of bloodshed. "Blood Link" is an interesting, albeit slow and implausible thriller with some clear giallo influences and a most enchanting score by master Ennio Morricone. Alberto De Martino – one of Italy's most criminally underrated director – professionally and adds in twists, nifty murders and even some nudity whenever you tend to lost interest. Although nearly not shocking or violent enough to rank among Italy's better thrillers, fans might find it enjoyable and worth tracking down.


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