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Aenigma (1987)

The spirit of a comatose teenage girl possesses the body of a newcomer to her girls boarding school to enact bloody revenge against the elitist, lingerie-clad coeds responsible for her condition.

Director:

Lucio Fulci

Writers:

Lucio Fulci (screenplay), Giorgio Mariuzzo (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jared Martin ... Dr. Robert Anderson
Lara Lamberti ... Eva Gordon (as Lara Naszinski)
Ulli Reinthaler ... Jenny Clark
Sophie d'Aulan ... Kim
Jennifer Naud ... Grace O'Neal
Riccardo Acerbi ... Fred Vernon
Kathi Wise ... Virginia Williams
Milijana Zirojevic ... Kathy (as Mijlijana Zirojevic)
Dragan Bjelogrlic ... Tom (as Dragan Ejelogrlic)
Ljiljana Blagojevic Ljiljana Blagojevic ... Ms. Jones (as Lijlijana Blagojevic)
Franciska Spahic Franciska Spahic ... Joanne
Dusica Zegarac ... Mary
Zorica Lesic Zorica Lesic ... Miss James
Zoran Lesic Zoran Lesic
Rade Colovic Rade Colovic ... Tom
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Storyline

Kathy is an outcast at an elite New England boarding school whom lands in a coma resulting from accidentally being hit by a car during a cruel practical joke against her by several car loads of her tormentors. A little later, Eva, a new arrival to the school, takes over Kathy's old room and begins socializing with some of the girls responsible for Kathy's condition. It turns out that Eva is a pawn under the control of the comatose Kathy from her hospital bed in seeing revenge against those whom did her wrong, while Kathy's physician, meets and begins dating Eva whom also targets his latest girlfriend. Written by matt-282

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They made a clown out of Kathy once too often! See more »


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In the walls of the rooms of the Institute, there are posters of Rocky Balboa from the Rocky franchise, as well as of Maverick from Top Gun (1986) See more »

Goofs

Doctor Anderson's car has European license plates instead of U.S. plates or more specifically, Massachusetts Plates. See more »

Quotes

Eva Gordon: Let's get one thing straight! A successful semester to me means making out with as many cute boys as possible. Let's put it this way: anything in pants!
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Alternate Versions

The version released by Image Entertainment as part of their "EuroShock Collection" is missing some minor bits of dialogue throughout, and is also missing a 5-second flashback sequence when Eva is sitting on the bench. This version runs 86 minutes, while the original Italian version is approximately 90 minutes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in La notte americana del dr. Lucio Fulci (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Head Over Heels
(misspelled as "Head Over Meels")
Written by Douglas Meakin (as A.D. Meakin) and Carlo Maria Cordio (as C.M. Cordio)
Sung by Douglas Meakin
Published by Giuliana & Schmidl s.r.l.
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Middle of the Road
26 October 2017 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

The spirit of a comatose teenage girl possesses the body of a newcomer to her girls boarding school to enact bloody revenge against the elitist, lingerie-clad coeds responsible for her condition.

Donald C. Willis described the film as a "episodic horror-fantasy variation on 'Carrie' by way of 'Patrick' and 'The Medusa Touch'" and that the "heavy-handed intro" makes the film get "off to a bad start". He forgot "Slugs", though this film is nastier than "Slugs" and may be worth watching for that very reason.

The interesting thing is how this is a Yugoslavian film. What? I feel like that deserves more of an explanation. I know that Romania was popular for a while to film on the cheap, but you rarely hear about Yugoslavia. What was Fulci doing there?


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Country:

Italy | Yugoslavia

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

1 September 1988 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Ænigma See more »

Filming Locations:

Italy See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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