Miguel, a young man with a horribly disfigured face, goes on a rampage at a masquerade party and rapes a girl. He then brutally hacks up the young woman with a pair of scissors. Miguel is institutionalized at a mental asylum for five years. Afterward, he is released into the care of his sister, Manuela. Along with their wheelchair bound mother, they operate a boarding school for young woman, called Europe's International Youth-Club Boarding School of Languages, on the Spanish resort of Costa Del Sol. Miguel is intrigued by Angela, a long-haired brunette, whom he first saw on the train ride from the sanitarium. The creepy Miguel follows her around. Miguel meets with Manuela to request that they resume their incestuous relationship. She reminds him that it was this relationship that made him emotionally unstable five years earlier. She says they cannot because nobody understands them: "Only if we could get rid of everyone, then things could go back to the way they were." Then Angela's ...
Sujit R. Varma
Don't Panic... It only happens once in a... Bloody Moon
Did You Know?
The producers originally wanted to shoot this film in Germany. See more
The knife stabbed into Eva's back has its blade tip emerge through her left nipple. When Eva's corpse is later shown hanging in Inga's wardrobe, her left nipple is untouched and the blade tip is protruding from her lower sternum. See more
No, Miguel. I'm your sister. We shouldn't start again. Don't you see that people wouldn't let us love each other. It's that... don't you see... it's everybody that's around us, staring at us and judging us.
I'm so afraid. Miguel, I'm terribly frightened. If we could just get rid of everyone around us. Then things could be as they were.
Despite the ultra-fake special effects the UK cinema and 1993 video releases had 1 min 20 secs of violence removed by the BBFC, owing to the films inclusion on the original DPP list of video nasties. These included shots of a woman being tied up and decapitated by a circular saw, Eva being stabbed through the breast and shots of her bloody body, a woman being strangled with fireside tongs, the opening scissor murder and the decapitation of a live snake with garden shears. The later Vipco DVD release featured the same cut print, and the cuts were fully waived for the 2008 Severin DVD release. See more
Referenced in Fear, Panic & Censorship