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Anguish

6.3
3,057
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Original title
Angustia
Year
Running time
91 min.
Country
Spain Spain
Director
Screenwriter
Bigas Luna
Music
José Manuel Pagán
Cinematography
Josep M. Civit
Cast
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Producer
Luna Films / Samba P.C
Genre
Horror | Film In Film. Cult Movie
Synopsis / Plot
John, a loutish optometrist orderly, louses up on the job and is dismissed. His odd, little mother, using a form of hypnosis, sends him out on a killing spree, starting with Caroline, the woman who caused his dismissal. But this is all just a movie titled "The Mommy" being shown to a small matinee crowd at a seedy movie theater in Los Angeles. As it happens, two teenage girls in the audience, the strong-willed Linda and the squeamish Patty, discover that one of the patrons sitting near them is a real maniac. In the old movie, when the scalpel-weilding John enters a movie theater and beings killing the patrons and theater employees one by one, and removing their eyeballs for his mother's collection, the killer in the audience, armed with a silenced .38 pistol, begins killing the patrons and employees of the theater in a manner which parallels the action on the movie screen.
Awards
1987: Goya: Best Special Effects
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