Anguish (1988) - Rotten Tomatoes

Anguish (1988)




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A serial killer is on the loose, murdering the victims in a manner very similar to those committed in a popular movie. The eery thing is, these murders are occurring in crowded theaters, while the film in question is playing onscreen.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)
Genre: Art House & International, Horror
Directed By: , , , ,
Written By: Bigas Luna
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 25, 1999
Anchor Bay Entertainment


Isabel Lorca
as Caroline
Nat Baker
as Teaching Doctor, Ca...
Janet Porter
as Laboratory Nurse
Antonella Murgia
as Ticket Girl
Josephine Borchaca
as Concession Girl
Steven Brown
as Swat Team
Diane Pinkley
as Popcorn Woman
Benito Pocino
as Popcorn Husband
Evelyn Rosenka
as Bathroom Woman
John A. Garcia
as Policeman
Michael Chandler
as Projectionist
Merche Gascon
as Nurse At Clinic
Vincent Gil
as Taxi Driver
Vince Gil
as Taxi Driver
Michael Heat
as Inspector
Kit Kincannon
as Salesman
Tatiana Thaliven
as Ticket Girl
Joy Blackburn
as Concession Girl
Marc Maloney
as Elderly Man
Jasmine Parker
as Elderly Woman
Javier Ducan
as Moe, Cast of New Mo...
Randall Stewart
as First Murder
Patricia Manget
as Nurse At clinic
Eva Heald
as Granny
Rose Sherpac
as Granny's Friend
Fabia Matas
as Swat Team
Emi Matias
as Hairy Woman
Mingo Rafols
as Chicano
Maribel Martínez
as Hysterical Woman
Gustavo Guarino
as Hysterical Husband
Mark Parker
as Swat Team
May Vives
as Blond Girl
Craig Hill
as Doctor At Hospital
Anita Shemanski
as Nurse at Hospital
Fiacre O'Rafferty
as Projectionist
Maria Ricard
as Patty's Mother
John Shelly
as Patty's Father
Rick Azulay
as Police Captain
Joe Wolberg
as Swat Commander
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Critic Reviews for Anguish

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | October 30, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

horror at its most sophisticated and self-reflexive, using cinema itself - its projections and imaginative impacts - as an arena for anxiety-riddled ideas about what it means to surrender ourselves to someone else's sinister, suggestive vision.

Full Review… | March 30, 2015
FilmLand Empire

Roteiro, montagem, desenho de som e direção brilhantes em um filme magistralmente insano.

June 13, 2014
Cinema em Cena

a clever, if not wholly successful, slasher film that toys with the uncomfortable links between blood on the screen and blood in the audience

September 18, 2002
Q Network Film Desk

June 23, 2005

Audience Reviews for Anguish

Seriously!!! One of the most frightening slashers ever, I loved the unique storytelling and the brilliant camera shots. The film taken place in a movie theatre playing a story about a serial killer who carves out people's eyes, and at the same time a real serial killer is on the loose. The realistic setting gave me lots of chill. A must watch.

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

Super Reviewer

Definently enjoyed this 'movie within a movie' '88 Horror Film from Spain. Stars Zelda Rubinstein (that weird looking lady from the poltergeist.) Plenty of trippy scary shit freak out sequences. I thought the gore was really well done. Realistic looking enough for the most part, with only a few exceptions. Some might find the movie within a movie angle to get wearisome and confusing (both movies end up in a movie theatre and similar events go down there) but I actually enjoyed it though it took a little bit for me to get into it. Doesn't break the fourth wall so much as it destroys it, really. Still good times for sure for Horror Fans looking for something a little different. Class Art House Horror for sure.

Ed Fucking Harris

Super Reviewer

Really enjoyable meta horror, worth a look for sure, and if you can go in cold all the better, as there's some reveals that most people end up mentioning in their reviews that may add to your enjoyment if you can avoid them.

Worth a rental at the very least.

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