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Anguish (1988)

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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.

Cast

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
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 Movie
Randall Stewart
as First Murder
Patricia Manget
as Nurse At clinic
Eva Heald
as Granny
Rose Sherpac
as Granny's Friend
Emi Matias
as Hairy Woman
Fabia Matas
as Swat Team
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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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.

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

Audience Reviews for Anguish

Almost a complete waste of time, resources, and slots in the movie theatre's playlist. I could barely sit through this terrible excuse of a film. I wouldn't share it. I'd rather shave off my own eyebrows than watch this again.

Abraham Steel
Abraham Steel
½

Recently saw a 35mm print of this and loved it! Went out immediately and bought the dvd. Underrated and rewatchable. Check it out.

Ehren .
Ehren .

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

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