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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 »

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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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Fantastic. Frightening. Horrorific. See more »

Genres:

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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Details

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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Candy: My tongue is everything you never were!
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A handful of amusing scenes can't salvage this mediocre sci fi comedy.
25 May 2002 | by InfofreakSee all my reviews

Maybe I set my self up for a fall by believing the mini-hype around 'The Killer Tongue', but whatever the reason I found this movie for the most part to be tedious, and generally unfunny. It's equal parts early Almodovar and Peter Jackson without being as inventive or entertaining as either. It also reminded me in places of the underrated 'Accion Mutante', another zany Spanish sci fi comedy, though it was nowhere near as good. The premise of this movie is promising but the execution fails to realize its comic and surreal potential. Melinda Clarke ('Spawn') shows a lot more screen appeal than the mundane script she has to work with, and is easily the best thing about this. Genre fans will also get a kick out of seeing "Freddy" (Robert Englund) and "Pinhead" (Doug Bradley). Personally I was more chuffed to see Eddie Tudor-Pole, a guy who knows the answer to "Who Killed Bambi?".


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