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Angst (Fear) (1983)

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Starring (View all)
Erwin Leder Erwin Leder
K., the Psychopath
Karin Springer Karin Springer
Daughter
Edith Rosset Edith Rosset
Mother
Josefine Lakatha Josefine Lakatha
Mother
Kuba Kuba
Dog


Written by
Zbigniew Rybczynski Zbigniew Rybczynski
(screenplay) and
Gerald Kargl Gerald Kargl
(screenplay)


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4 years, 12 months ago at Jan 22 22:06
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So, apparently this movie is super rare and eventually I got my hands on a bootlegged copy (don't judge me, I'm not proud of it!) The DVD I now own is the short version (at 75 minutes) and has somewhat grainy picture quality. The plot follows the homicidal maniac credited simply as 'the psychopath' (eerily played by Erwin Leder,) who is released from prison where he served time for the murder of a... read more

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7 years, 11 months ago at Feb 13 15:16
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quite a good flick - although the way the director did the murders really come across as so clumbsy - it was almost comical - shame as if these most important scences were polished then this could have been a real gem. camera work is fantastic and surely later films must have taken some of this onboard.
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A man is released from prison after serving ten years for murdering an elderly woman. He quickly begins to feel the compulsion to kill again. After failing to murder a cab driver, he flees and discovers a secluded rural home, where a young woman lives with her sick mother and retarded brother. He then begins to take out his sadistic pleasures on them, attempting to hold them hostage, while thinking of his troubled childhood with his abusive mother and grandmother...
Release date: 11 May 1983
Tags: Horror (6), Austria (3), Drama (3), Serial Killer (3), Crime (2), Violence (2), Murder (2), 1983 (2), Austrian (2), Sadism (2), Stabbing (2), Psychopath (2), Necrophilia (2), Thriller (2), Sexual Fantasy (1), House (1), Loser (1), Mental Illness (1), Home Invasion (1), German (1)
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