I re-watched this Jess probably most violent and bloody film for the
first time since 2008 when i watched the Severin DVD (and i once had
it on an
old VHS too in the 1990's) and i ended up with the same opinion now
as then. This is TRASH with lots of bad acting and cringy dialogue and
performed by mostly German actors/actresses. A Giallo-Slasher
hybrid with a glossy look by cameraman Juan Soler and a bunch of Bimbo-ish
but very attractive actresses, and most important a bunch of pretty
well made and GORY murders. Slick trash, sure, but i like it and along
1988 "Les Predateurs de la Nuit" these are my two 1980's favourites
films of his (of the one's i've seen that is).
The film has a slightly Non-Francoesque feeling about
it, which Jess in the interview explains with that the economic backers,
the german producers
wanted a generic looking Horror film, with generic looking actresses,
generic sounding soundtrack and with generic looking Slasher film violence.
There are some Jesse looking scenes, = weird scenes, as when a woman
(Nadja Gerganoff) inexplainably bares her breasts to the moon, and the
when the little kid, heroically trying to save one of the female victims,
are run over by a car .... is so non-mainstream sick it could be seen
Jess, in the interview, actually says the film also is a genre comedy.
Maybe, incompetence or comedy, it's hard to say.
Old US Severin DVD (rel. in 2008 or so)
The Story: Beautiful Angela (german actress Olivia Pascal)
arrives to Alicante, Spain, to attend at a Spanish summer language course
held by The
International Youth Club Boarding School of Languages. The school is
run by Alvaro (Christoph Moosbrugger) and owned by the wheelchair bound
Countess Maria (Maria Rubio, one of the few Spanish actors in this film).
All the pupils are young attractive women for some reason, almost as
they took part in some Eurosleaze movie. Horny too, yes, and local handyman
Antonio (the other Spanish actor in this film) can have as much sex
he want. What the girls don't know are that convicted murderer and mental
case Miguel (Alexander Waechter) lives nearby at his aunt's, the Countess,
mansion and that he constantly lurks around the girls bungalows, and
Miguel has a disfigured face and an incestuos relationship with his
sister Manuela (Nadja Gerganoff in her only role, and she do resemble
OK, soon a masked killer start to bump off the girls
in various grisly ways. Eva (Ann-Beate Enjelke), Laura (Corinna Drews)
and most notoriously
Inga (Jasmin Losensky) in the Stone Saw Mill scene. Unforgettably nasty
and a well made special effect, props to the FX guys. Who's the killer?
Jesús Franco can be seen as a doctor in The Clinica Psiquiatrica
at the start of the movie. Dead Eva in closet can be seen in Almodovar's
The Blu-ray presents the film in an unspecified aspect
ratio (probably in 1.85:1?) and with english LPCM audio, as extra an
interview with Jess Franco:
Franco's Moon 19 minutes featurette in english, and a Thetrical Trailer.
The interview was made in 2008 and here Jess (1930-2013) was vital and
and i could listen to him for hours. They should collect all his video
interviews and put them on a BR/DVD (impossible, i know).
At the beginning of the interview we can see deary Lina Romay for a
second, with grey hair, and she sadly passed away in 2012, a year before