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The patrons of a crowded movie theater are systematically murdered by a killer whose methods replicate the deaths seen on screen. This Spanish horror film received complimentary attention from critics for its combination of gore and self-referential plotting.


Isabel Lorca
as Caroline
Nat Baker
as Teaching Doctor, Cast of Old Movie
Janet Porter
as Laboratory Nurse
Antonella Murgia
as Ticket Girl
Steven Brown
as Swat Team
Josephine Borchaca
as Concession Girl
Diane Pinkley
as Popcorn Woman
Benito Pocino
as Popcorn Husband
Evelyn Rosenka
as Bathroom Woman
Michael Chandler
as Projectionist
John A. Garcia
as Policeman
Vincent Gil
as Taxi Driver
Merche Gascon
as Nurse At Clinic
Michael Heat
as Inspector
Vince Gil
as Taxi Driver
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 Movie
Randall Stewart
as First Murder
Eva Heald
as Granny
Patricia Manget
as Nurse At clinic
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 (5)

  • 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.

    Mar 30, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Roteiro, montagem, desenho de som e direção brilhantes em um filme magistralmente insano.

    Jun 13, 2014 | Rating: 5/5
  • a clever, if not wholly successful, slasher film that toys with the uncomfortable links between blood on the screen and blood in the audience

    Sep 18, 2002 | Rating: 2.5/4

Audience Reviews for Anguish

  • Jun 25, 2012
    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 K Super Reviewer
  • Oct 16, 2011
    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 H Super Reviewer

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