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La lengua asesina (1996)

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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 »

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Alberto Sciamma

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Alberto Sciamma
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Cast

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 Garrigues ... Cook Nun
John Hampden John Hampden ... TV Host
Kimberly Kimberly ... Mimi
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Storyline

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

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The movie with outrageous taste. See more »

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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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Country:

UK | Spain

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

15 November 1996 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Killer Tongue See more »

Filming Locations:

Almería, Andalucía, Spain See more »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Candy: My tongue is everything you never were!
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Wildly uneven attempt at a tailor-made cult film
12 May 2003 | by capkronosSee all my reviews

Here's a horror version of PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT (they wish!) starring Melinda/Mindy (RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD 3) Clarke as Candy, a desert dweller who pulls off a bank heist with boyfriend Johnny (Jason Durr). He ends up in a South-of-the-border prison run by the sadistic Chief Screw (an overacting Robert Englund in a toupee). She and her beloved pet poodles end up in hiding at a gas station convent until they're transformed by a newly fallen meteor. The dogs turn into obnoxious drag queen "bitches" and Candy develops a VERY long, talking, killing forked tongue she can't control. Thugs looking for the stolen loot and other assorted numbskulls add extra complications.

First off, Clarke is fantastic and makes what there is to make of this movie. You watch her and see someone very funny during the slapstick scenes, very convincing during the horror scenes and VERY sexy in various wigs and disguises, including an eye-popping, skin tight latex bodysuit...and wonder how come this actress isn't a huge star. It's too bad the rest of this cult attempt doesn't live up to her promise.

Blame director/scripter Sciamma, who thinks the outlandish premise alone is enough to sustain laughs...but his vulgar gags, annoying supporting characters and stupid dialogue are no substitute for a real sense of humor. Another nail in the coffin; the film looks cheap, lots of garish colors and sets are strangely muted by muddy photography and the dusty desert locales. Luckily for Sciamma that Clarke is in his film, because she alone keeps you watching.


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