I'm not sure if this could be called a horror film as it's more of a
crime action-drama, but it's so gruesome and nasty it certainly borders
to the Horror.
This film were made under the Spanish Golden Era of horror, crime mysteries
and sex exploitation film approx. between the 1970's to early 1980's
this film could've been a Spanish Rape and Revenge crime action in the
same vein as Charles Bronson's Death Wish movies. But, with the exception
that this film is mostly Rape and very little Revenge. High quality
Spanish exploitation maybe as this film is very well made, and uncomfortably
This film was a more exploitative rip-off of the Spanish
Street Crime Juvenile Delinquency genre - the Quinqui Raw Cinema that
director José Antonio
De La Loma kickstarted with his "Perros callejeros"
in 1977, with non-actors and even real criminals in the roles and filmed
in Barcelona's worst
neighbourhoods/barrios. Loma and others strived for realism and a raw
shocking look, social commentaries when Iquino had a sleazier slant
This film seems to be a cult movie within the Spanish
Peliculas de Terror genre but seemingly unknown outside of Spain. On
my Horror page 1 you
can read more about the fantastic 1982 horror "Secta Siniestra"
made by the same director, Ignacio F. Iquino and maybe, one could hope
for it, will
there be more releases on DVD/BR also of these Spanish genre gems from
the later period of the Golden Era. This about Iquino i wrote on Bloody
Other Iquino movies
"Ignacio F. Iquino (1910-1994)
was a veteran Spanish filmmaker who between 1934 to 1984 directed 87
films and in a wide spectrum of genres. He ended
his career with making a lot of sex comedies (some with beautiful Concha
Valero and Emma Quer), with this Secta Siniestra his
only horror movie and
with his crime movie, the 1978 infamous Nastie Los
Violadores del amanecer. The latter film a disturbingly well
made crime thriller about a vicious
Barcelona gang of robbers and rapists. A film that makes you want to
take a shower, no 2 showers, no 3 showers after watching it. Yuck! "
Los Violadores del Amanecer - a short
At the outskirts of Barcelona, up in the hills, a young
girl, Maria (Linda Lay) is kidnapped and raped by a gang of young thugs,
the scum of scums.
The gang consists of 4 guys and a heavily pregnant prostitute (Alicia
Orozco) and when they don't rape schoolgirls they also do some robbery.
They are animals ... or worse as they're Evil and with no souls. They
follow their lusts blindly and grabs a girl whenever they want, driving
by in plain
sight they abduct them from the street into their car, and away for
some gang rape, and it goes on and on .... ugh, this film Nauseates
But, the Police does their work and finally these disgusting young monsters
will face the law.
This sounds really sleazy doesn't it, but the film is
very well made, it's well shot with crisp photo of Barcelona outskirts,
it's well acted not least by the
rape victims (played by Linda Lay, Mireia Ros and Eve Lyberten) which
makes these scenes painful to watch. Iquino also inserts some real documentary
footage from a real demonstration against violence against women. Silvia
Solar, Spanish Trash Cinema icon plays the mother of victim no. 2.
Linda Lay in 1978 sex film Emmanuelle y Carol
The beautiful raven-haired Linda Lay
made 4 films with Iquino and i haven't found any Bio info about her,
but IMDB says that she only made 7 films
between 1977 and 1981. Probably she also was Catalan/Catalonian like
Iquino and so many others involved with the Barcelona Trash-Film industry
Interestingly Linda Lay in this film reprises her role as a victim of
molestation by juvenile delinquents from her first film, the 1977 groundbreaking
the Juvenile Delinquency Street Crime genre - "Perros callejeros"
by director Josë Antonio de la Loma.
Ignacio F. Iquino show us the suffering of the victims and their families,
the pain and the grief due to the mindless violence and lust from these
creeps without any moral compasses at all. The film also has copious
amounts of nudity though, so that makes it an -
Exploitation Quinqui crime drama with boobs and some social
The fine Spanish Blu-ray presents the film in a 1.85:1
widescreen ratio with a spanish audio 5.1 DTS or 2.0 mono LPCM and WITHOUT
Gallery and filmographies extra