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Al filo del hacha (1988)

Not Rated | | Horror , Thriller | 20 May 1988 (Spain)
A deranged guy in a mask kills people with an axe.

Director:

José Ramón Larraz (as Joseph Braunstein)

Writers:

Joaquín Amichatis (screenplay), Javier Elorrieta (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Barton Faulks Barton Faulks ... Gerald Martin
Christina Marie Lane Christina Marie Lane ... Lillian Nebbs
Page Mosely Page Mosely ... Richard Simmons
Fred Holliday Fred Holliday ... Frank McIntosh
Patty Shepard ... Laura Simmons
Alicia Moro Alicia Moro ... Rita Miller
Jack Taylor ... Christopher Caplin
Conrado San Martín
Joy Blackburn Joy Blackburn ... Susan Nebbs
May Heatherly ... Anna Bixby
Elmer Modlin Elmer Modlin ... Reverendo Clinton
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Javier Elorrieta Javier Elorrieta
José Frade José Frade
Christina Lane Christina Lane
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A deranged guy in a mask kills people with an axe. Written by Ben Frankenstein

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Horror | Thriller

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Country:

Spain | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 1988 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A Beira do Machado See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA

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Mono

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Color
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Above Average Slasher or Pointless Dribble?
18 April 2001 | by horror7777See all my reviews

That was the question I was faced with. The answer? A little of both. I guess my comments will be a mixture of both of those that I followed. This film is a good mixture of horror and mystery. I liked the pretty scenery and the identity of the killer was certainly a mystery. The identity of the killer is not who you think! Jack Taylor (Pieces '81) was good as always. He always seems to play a mysterious weirdo, is that a hint towards his private life? Maybe! The problem with this film is it is strictly formula. It has been done a million times before and will be done a million times again! While this is an interesting twist on my favorite genre, it is also a cliche. Some slashers, though, could learn from this one. Not bad! ***out of****Good acting, directing;writing is formula.


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