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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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Possessed by revenge! [Canada] See more »


Certificate:

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Details

Country:

Italy | Yugoslavia

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

15 August 1988 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Ænigma See more »

Filming Locations:

Italy See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Lucio Fulci: A police detective at the crime scene of Fred Vernon's death. 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 »

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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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Carrie from Boston.
25 January 2012 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

A young girl called Cathy has a prank played on her by the other students at the college she attends.In fleeing from her tormentors she is knocked down by a car and in hospital subsequently falls into a deep coma.Deep in her comatose state she finds that she is able to transcend her physical body and possesses at will a new student at the school Eva.It's time for supernatural revenge on people who tormented Cathy."Aenigma" is one of the lesser-known horror flicks made by Italian Godfather of Gore Lucio Fulci.It has some creative and bizarre kill scenes including death by snails and gruesome decapitation via window.The plot of "Aenigma" rips-off "Suspiria","Carrie" and "Patrick" but the film is stylish and enjoyable.Still if you are into gore and over-the-top violence you may be a little disappointed with "Aenigma".7 pranks out of 10.


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