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Aenigma (1987)

The spirit of a comatose teenage girl possesses the body of a newcomer to her girls boarding school to enact bloody revenge against the elitist, lingerie-clad coeds responsible for her condition.

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Dr. Robert Anderson
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Eva Gordon (as Lara Naszinski)
Ulli Reinthaler ...
Sophie d'Aulan ...
Kim
Jennifer Naud ...
Grace O'Neal
Riccardo Acerbi ...
Kathi Wise ...
Virginia Williams
Milijana Zirojevic ...
Kathy (as Mijlijana Zirojevic)
Dragan Bjelogrlic ...
Tom (as Dragan Ejelogrlic)
Ljiljana Blagojevic ...
Ms. Jones (as Lijlijana Blagojevic)
Franciska Spahic ...
Joanne
Dusica Zegarac ...
Mary
Zorica Lesic ...
Miss James
Zoran Lesic
Rade Colovic ...
Tom
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Kathy is an outcast at an elite New England boarding school whom lands in a coma resulting from accidentally being hit by a car during a cruel practical joke against her by several car loads of her tormentors. A little later, Eva, a new arrival to the school, takes over Kathy's old room and begins socializing with some of the girls responsible for Kathy's condition. It turns out that Eva is a pawn under the control of the comatose Kathy from her hospital bed in seeing revenge against those whom did her wrong, while Kathy's physician, meets and begins dating Eva whom also targets his latest girlfriend. Written by matt-282

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Lucio Fulci: A police detective at the crime scene of Fred Vernon's death. See more »

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Doctor Anderson's car has European license plates instead of U.S. plates or more specifically, Massachusetts Plates. See more »

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Eva Gordon: Let's get one thing straight! A successful semester to me means making out with as many cute boys as possible. Let's put it this way: anything in pants!
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Referenced in Paura: Lucio Fulci Remembered - Volume 1 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Head Over Heels
(misspelled as "Head Over Meels")
Written by Douglas Meakin (as A.D. Meakin) and Carlo Maria Cordio (as C.M. Cordio)
Sung by Douglas Meakin
Published by Giuliana & Schmidl s.r.l.
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Worth a look for Fulci fans, really....
13 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

I am not surprised to see mostly negative reviews for Fulci's 1987 "Carrie" inspired "Aenigma". It does not stand up to his late 70's/early 80's gore epics that you all are familiar with. But wait, let's remember that Fulci is still visually inventive in 87, with lots of great camera moves and flair. The man knew how to tell a story, folks. He may have been a jerk to his colleagues, but what a great craftsman. He was trying to make a US style teenager quasi slasher popcorn movie here, a lighter less horrifying type of deal. I think it should also be said that this was well cast. The beautiful college girls each play their roles with unique personalities, something you won't find in most US films of this type. The geeky girl in the red dress is a hoot, and so is the famous snail scene. Best of all is the English new wave/pop sappy romance song that sets up the audience perfectly. It's an interesting and engaging story, even if it is clearly inspired by Carrie. And unlike so many other horror films, the ending is rewarding, logical AND suspenseful. I still haven't seen a Fulci film that I don't like, and this is no exception...check it out!


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