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Fall, 1968. After many years Barbara visits her long time crush from high school, Howard. Bad timing, a serial killer is going around town.

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Thomy Kessler

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Thomy Kessler
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Credited cast:
Jordana Oberman ... Barbara Babin
Joshua Bevier ... Howard
Missy Hairston Missy Hairston ... Dorothy Gordon
Victor Dante ... Hairdresser
Betty Marie Flora Betty Marie Flora ... Hazel
Thomy Kessler Thomy Kessler ... Dr. Silverman
Brian Jeffrey Hall Brian Jeffrey Hall ... Police Officer
Carolina Jonas Carolina Jonas ... Frances Brooks
Anja Herrmann Anja Herrmann ... Ruth Jackson
Tobias Herrmann ... William Hughes
Friederike Falk Friederike Falk ... Mary Lee
Benjamin Nowack Benjamin Nowack ... Robert Peters
Swaantje Becker Swaantje Becker ... Fake Shemp
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nisan Arikan Nisan Arikan ... Halloween Kid (voice)
Katrin Koschalka Katrin Koschalka ... Halloween Kid (voice)
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Fall, 1968. After many years Barbara visits her long time crush from high school, Howard. Bad timing, a serial killer is going around town.

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Buckle up Barbara, it's going to be a bumpy night...


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Des Abends, Fantasiestuecke Op.12
Written by Robert Schumann
Piano: Benjamin Vogt
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A Fresh and Fun Take on Horror
21 October 2020 | by ktran20See all my reviews

Many films that hit all of the basic horror tropes fall into obscurity due to their mediocrity, which is what makes an outlier like Preening Swan such a refreshing and enchanting take on the genre. The satirical nature of this film is what helps it excel past typical, cookie cutter franchise horror films. Kessler ingeniously takes advantage of his low budget to intentionally create a B-movie that diverts the normal expectations of horror with hilariously bad acting and ridiculous special effects. Setting a slasher in the extravagant 1960s is an amusing twist on the usual, contrasting outrageous fashion and scenery with horrific imagery of violence. Preening Swan is original, grotesque, and most of all an incredibly enjoyable experience.


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4 November 2011 (Austria) See more »

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