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Bloodlust (1977)

Mosquito der Schänder (original title)
A deaf and dumb accountant suffers from a psychic trauma in his childhood. He is collecting puppets and mutilates female bodies in the mortuary. After his secret love died by an accident he starts to kill.

Director:

Marijan Vajda

Writer:

Mario d'Alcala
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Cast

Credited cast:
Werner Pochath ... The Man
Ellen Umlauf ... The Mother
Birgit Zamulo Birgit Zamulo ... Young Girl
Gerhard Ruhnke Gerhard Ruhnke
Peter Hamm Peter Hamm
Charly Hiltl Charly Hiltl
Hary Olsbauer Hary Olsbauer
Marion Messner Marion Messner
Fred Berhoff Fred Berhoff
Roswitha Geuther Roswitha Geuther
Karl Yblagger Karl Yblagger
Sonja Costa Sonja Costa
Jony Soster Jony Soster
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lajos von Bagghi Lajos von Bagghi ... Chef
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Storyline

A deaf and dumb accountant suffers from a psychic trauma in his childhood. He is collecting puppets and mutilates female bodies in the mortuary. After his secret love died by an accident he starts to kill.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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... will haunt the darkest corners of your mind!

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Horror

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Country:

Switzerland

Language:

German

Release Date:

18 March 1977 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Bloodlust See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Monarex See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color
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Alternate Versions

The Japanese VHS release of the film has 3 minutes of additional scenes not included on the Westlake or Miracle Pictures DVD releases or the Amazon Instant Video Version. See more »

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Featured in Love, Death, and Bloodlust (2018) See more »

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Lethargically paced, ludicrously dubbed dullness.
16 September 2003 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

A funny thing happened to me while watching "Mosquito": on the one hand, the hero is a deaf-mute and the director is totally unable to make us understand why he does what he does (mutilating mannequins...er, excuse me, corpses) through his images. On the other hand, the English version at least is very badly dubbed. So I found myself wishing there had been both more AND less dialogue at the same time! This film is stupid (funny how this guy has access to every graveyard and mortuary in his town) and lurid (where would we be in a 70s exploitationer without our gratuitous lesbian scene?). Not to mention the "romantic" aspect (oh, how sweet!)...Miss it. (*)


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