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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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Bad giallo, good softcore porn 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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Additional Details

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 »
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17 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Bad giallo, good softcore porn, 11 September 2004
Author: lazarillo from Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile

As a giallo this movie is a real disappointment. The plot is virtually non-existent, the suspense is nil, aside from the widescreen compositions the cinematography is unimpressive, and I'm sure the occasionally interesting score was recycled from a better movie. Klaus Kinski obviously phoned in his performance (long-distance with a very bad connection) and Rosalba Neri (aka Sarah Bay) is pretty much wasted.

On the other hand, if you're looking for softcore porn, this movie is a relative masterpiece. The crisp cinematography is superior to just about anything else in that genre, and you have an elegant Italian instrumental score as opposed to the usual, grating wah-wah synthesizer. The plot may be anemic, but it certainly doesn't interfere with any of the action. Even sleepwalking through their respective roles, Neri and Kinski can act circles around your typical softcore sex performer. Kinski, of course, does not actually perform any sex scenes (which is good--we're talking Klaus here, not Natassia). Neri, on the other hand, has done many sex scenes in much better movies, but I'm confident no one will complain about her scenes here, even if they don't exactly show off her considerable acting talent. As in many European movies, Neri's "solo" sex scene really pushes the line between softcore and hardcore, but in the best possible way. Only the ending is terrible regardless. It comes out of nowhere and will appeal only to fans of medieval weaponry and/or the Richard Speck student nurse murders.

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