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The Burning Moon (1992)

Not Rated | | Horror | 1992 (Germany)
A young drug addict reads his little sister two macabre bedtime stories, one about a serial killer on a blind date, the other about a psychotic priest terrorizing his village.


Olaf Ittenbach


Olaf Ittenbach




Credited cast:
Beate Neumeyer Beate Neumeyer ... Julia Sanders ('Julia's Love')
Bernd Muggenthaler Bernd Muggenthaler ... Cliff Parker ('Julia's Love')
Ellen Fischer Ellen Fischer ... Linda Sanders ('Julia's Love')
Alfons Sigllechner Alfons Sigllechner ... Vater ('Julia's Love')
Barbara Woderschek Barbara Woderschek ... Schwester ('Julia's Love')
Helmut Neumeyer Helmut Neumeyer ... Chris ('Julia's Love')
Andrea Arbter Andrea Arbter ... Prostituierte / Vergewaltigtes Mädchen / Folterknecht
Christian Fuhrmann Christian Fuhrmann ... Cliff Parker as a child
Herbert Holzapfel Herbert Holzapfel ... Großvater ('Julia's Love')
Thomas Deby Thomas Deby ... Autofahrer - Crash
Karl-Heinz Nebbe Karl-Heinz Nebbe ... Arzt
Karin Dellinger Karin Dellinger ... Ärztin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Ahrendt Peter Ahrendt ... Hochzeitsgast
Renate Arbter Renate Arbter ... Frau Aus Der Holle ('The Purity')
Frank Baars Frank Baars ... Polizist (Cliff's Tod)


The Burning Moon centers on two bedtime stories that a delinquent brother reads his kid sister. These disturbingly morbid stories focus on a serial killing blind date and a murderous, psychotic priest. Written by Anonymous

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A full scale esophagus was built for the scene in which a woman has an eyeball shoved down her throat. See more »

Alternate Versions

The unrated and uncut original version of the movie is banned in Germany since 1993. See more »


References Black Past (1989) See more »

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Very gory!
5 March 2002 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

"The Burning Moon" is a shot on video type home movie,but a bit more professional than other similar stuff.It has some really good special effects and is gorier than Andreas Schnaas' stuff,if a little less sadistic.The film is about a druged up teen(Olaf Ittenbach)who gets involved with gang fights and has problems at home.He reads his little sister two stories-which form a basis of the movie.First story "Julia's Love" is about a serial killer,who escapes from asylum and terrorises a girl.Second story "The Purity" is about a priest who likes sacrificing and raping women.He kills himself,but a local who think another bloke is the killer kills him,and he returns as a zombie and it climaxes in Hell.Ittenbach's vision of Hell is almost too horrible to watch-the gore is truly extreme!A really good film,my favourite gore scene:a man strapped to a table is operated on by two demons,who pluck out his eye,crave open his body,rip out his insides and then tear him in half with chains from crotch to throat.

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Release Date:

1992 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Lua Sangrenta See more »

Filming Locations:

Munich, Bavaria, Germany


Box Office


DEM70,000 (estimated)
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IMAS Filmproduktion See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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