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Killer Tongue (1996)

La lengua asesina (original title)
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This horror story involves a woman hiding out with four pastel colored poodles in a desert gas station with the loot from a heist while her boy friend does prison time. A meteorite crashes ... See full summary »


Alberto Sciamma


Alberto Sciamma
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Melinda Clarke ... Candy
Jason Durr ... Johnny
Mapi Galán Mapi Galán ... Rita
Mabel Karr ... Old Nun
Robert Englund ... Prison Director
Alicia Borrachero ... Reporter
Doug Bradley ... Wig
Michael Cule Michael Cule ... Frank
David Dale David Dale ... Portia
Daniel Edwards Daniel Edwards ... Loca (as Danny Edwards)
Terry Forrestal Terry Forrestal ... Postman
Ricardo Fraguas Ricardo Fraguas ... Photographer
Alicia Marina ... Cook Nun (as Alicia Garrigues)
John Hampden John Hampden ... TV Host
Kimberly Kimberly ... Mimi


This horror story involves a woman hiding out with four pastel colored poodles in a desert gas station with the loot from a heist while her boy friend does prison time. A meteorite crashes near the station transforming the woman into an alien being with a gigantic voracious tongue and her poodles are transformed into four drag queens. The whole thing grows even weirder as her boy friend escapes from prison and also encounters the meteorite, as does a mute Nun who is converted into a sexy drum majorette. Pursued by the prison officials who are after him, the whole group eventually come into conflict. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Plot Keywords:

prison | poodle | heist | nun | desert | See All (24) »


Go for your gums ... See more »


Comedy | Sci-Fi | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bizarre sexuality and violence, and for pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Candy: My tongue is everything you never were!
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Crazy Credits

This message appears in the closing credits: "All animals used during the production of this film were attended by their trainer and owner at all times and treated with the greatest respect. The crew, however, were overworked and underfed". See more »


Referenced in Rojo sangre (2004) See more »


¿Cuándo, por qué, cómo y con quién?
Written by Carlos García Berlanga
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Uurrrrggghh!! Where can I possibly start.
19 October 2000 | by Joe HSee all my reviews

Uurrrrggghh!! Where can I possibly start.

The Killer Tongue looked good on the shelf. The cover screams out quotable quotes, like the now obviously sarcastic one from Quentin Tarantino; `Wow!!!'. I should have read between the lines but instead I thought `Wow!!!' It's even got the hilarious one-liner under the title that reads `Go for your gums.' Tack City here we come.

A black, bizarre comedy with a heavy Sci-Fi/Horror element running throughout, The Killer Tongue is an absurd film that you really cannot prepare yourself for. It doesn't really matter what I tell you about it, the good bits, bad bits. it's one of those films that you really have to see for yourself.

The film can lay claim to winning a host of alternative film awards including `Best Actress', `Best Special Effects' and `Best Director', but somehow this is totally meaningless when you're watching a film revolving around a 10-foot, flesh-eating, talking tongue that lives inside the oh-so-cute figure of Candy (Melinda Clarke).

Candy is waiting for her boyfriend to be released from jail. Trying to lay low, she adopts the guise of a Nun whilst living at a petrol station turned nunnery in the middle of the desert. With a very `From Dusk Till Dawn' backdrop, Candy decides that its time to sod-off and wait for her boyfriend elsewhere. which is when an alien being descends from the heavens via spaceship/moon-rock/pod (hard to tell) and lands in her soup! Yep, alien invasion through soup.

So stupid in fact that my brain switched off, Candy then turns into a complete Marilyn Mansonesque figurine that simply has to feed her tongue with human flesh. We're even treated with Candy satisfying her own curiosities with a bit of tongue waggling in the downstairs department. Best bit so far.

Not alone, Candy's' pet poodles also had a good deal of soup that night. As a result we've now got four very camp, "Priscilla" styled drag queens wandering around the house. What follows are scenes involving a lot of tongue wrestling, strangulation and wriggling.

Robert Englund (of Freddy Krueger fame) plays an eccentric, evil jail warden who is partial to a bit of man-on-man. Surprisingly he's great in the role, which makes me wonder what he got into after the Nightmare on Elm Street series of pictures.

A completely off-the-wall, highly unpredictable film, The Killer Tongue is worth watching because you'll probably never see anything quite like it ever again. Bizarre, trashy, sick and twisted it may be, but can it be described as being any good? Hmmmm. Can you polish a turd?

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Release Date:

15 November 1996 (Spain) See more »

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Box Office


$4,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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