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La bestia uccide a sangue freddo -- A masked killer stalks an institution for mentally disturbed rich women.


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January 1973 (USA) See more »
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A masked killer stalks an institution for mentally disturbed rich women. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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A strange blend of erotica and slasher gore See more (35 total) »


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Klaus Kinski ... Dr. Francis Clay

Margaret Lee ... Cheryl Hume
Rosalba Neri ... Anne Palmieri
Jane Garret ... Mara
John Karlsen ... Professor Osterman
Gioia Desideri ... Ruth
John Ely ... The Gardener
Fernando Cerulli ... Augusto, the chauffeur
Sandro Rossi ... Policeman
Giulio Baraghini ... Policeman
Ettore Geri ... Inspector
Antonio Radaelli ... Policeman
Monica Strebel ... Nurse Helen
Carla Mancini ... Nurse
Franco Marletta ... Male Nurse
Piero Nistri ... Cheryl's Husband
Daniela Di Bitonto ... Patient
Enzo Spitaleri ... Ruth's Husband
Marco Mariani ... Male Nurse
Gilberto Galimberti ... Policeman
Rosanna Braida ... Patient
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carolyn De Fonseca ... Anne Palmieri (voice: english) (uncredited)
Lina Franchi ... Nurse Killed with Scythe (uncredited)

Directed by
Fernando Di Leo 
Writing credits
Fernando Di Leo (story) &
Nino Latino (story)

Fernando Di Leo (screenplay) &
Nino Latino (screenplay)

Produced by
Tiziano Longo .... producer
Armando Novelli .... producer
Original Music by
Silvano Spadaccino 
Cinematography by
Franco Villa (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Amedeo Giomini 
Set Decoration by
Teresa Ferrone 
Nicola Tamburo  (as Nicola Tamburro)
Makeup Department
Antonio Mura .... makeup artist
Production Management
Alberto Longo .... production supervisor
Armando Novelli .... production manager
Francesco Vitulano .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Franco Lo Cascio .... assistant director
Sound Department
Raffaele Benedetti .... sound recordist
Romano Pampaloni .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Antonio De Castel Largo .... assistant camera
Antonio Minutolo .... assistant camera
Claudio Morabito .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marcella Moretti .... wardrobe
Music Department
Giacomo Simonelli .... conductor
Other crew
Gabriella Genta .... voice dubbing: Margaret Lee (uncredited)
Laura Gianoli .... voice dubbing: Gioia Desideri (uncredited)
Noemi Gifuni .... voice dubbing: Rosalba Neri (uncredited)
Alessandro Iovino .... voice dubbing: Piero Nistri (uncredited)
Mirella Pace .... voice dubbing: Jane Garret (uncredited)
Dario Penne .... voice dubbing: John Karlsen (uncredited)
Giorgio Piazza .... voice dubbing: Klaus Kinski (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Asylum Erotica" - USA (dubbed version)
"Cold Blooded Beast" - International (English title) (dubbed version)
"Slaughter Hotel" - USA (reissue title)
"The Beast Kills in Cold Blood" -
"Зверь с ледяной кровью" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"Das Schloß der blauen Vögel" - West Germany
"Das kaltblütige Tier" - West Germany (alternative title)
"Der Triebmörder" - West Germany (video title)
"Dipsa gia sarka kai aima" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"La clinique des ténèbres" - France (video title)
"La clinique sanglante" - France (DVD title)
"Les insatiables poupées érotiques" - Belgium (French title)
"Les insatisfaites poupées érotiques du docteur Hitchcock" - France
"To kastro tou tromou" - Greece (video title)
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96 min | Greece:86 min | USA:89 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Sound System)
Australia:RC | Canada:16+ (Québec) | Italy:(Banned) (original rating) | Italy:VM18 (re-rating) (cut) | UK:18 (DVD rating) | UK:X (original rating) | USA:R (cut) | West Germany:18 (nf) (cut)

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Italian censorship visa # 58094 delivered on 7-5-1971.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Baadasssss Cinema (2002) (TV)See more »


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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
A strange blend of erotica and slasher gore, 30 September 2005
Author: saud29 from United States

Wow! You ever wonder why you are who you are, and how you got this way? I saw this movie in 1973 when I was 12 years old. Didn't know it at the time, but it was happily inappropriate for a group of impressionable pre-teens. My day camp counselor who was about 17 at the time took us to see this along with a karate flick ("The Hong Kong Cat"). It was classic - the counselor and his girlfriend drinking beer & sitting five rows behind nine raucous and rowdy 12 year olds. Then when the first solo shower scene of one of the inmates comes on, followed by a pretty sizzling interracial lesbian vignette, we were dead silent. "Slaughter Hotel" is a roller coaster ride of wood-inducing soft core action, followed by well, slaughter. There are spots where they try to make sense of the story, but its basically a maniac loose in a hospital where all of the female patients are lusty and attractive. I remember thinking how I could get a job at a place like that? Years later it reminded me of the Richard Speck episode from the sixties, where he killed 8 nurses in Chicago. I got this on VHS from Amazon a few years ago, and it maintains its ability to stimulate. Yeah we were all marked after that movie. We later graduated to hard core flicks on 42nd St in NYC, but I digress..Rent this if you can, and see if doesn't maintain your ah, interest. Klaus Kinski probably removed this from his resume, but I consider this one of the godfathers of there slasher genre.

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