Directed by Gerald Kargl
When a psychopath is released from prison, he hunts for fresh victims to torture and kill. When he enters a secluded house where an elderly woman lives with her two adult children, his evil work begins. Ahead-of-his-time-director Gerald Kargl’s little-known study of a sadist at work is unrelenting in its depiction of depravity, anticipating HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER, MAN BITES DOG and - thanks to Zbigniew Rybczyński’s disorienting camerawork - Gaspar Noe’s twisted films. Newly restored, this masterpiece of murder and sadism is ripe for rediscovery.
When a psychopath is released from prison, he hunts for fresh victims.
Cast: Erwin Leder, Robert Hunger-Buhler, Silvia Rabenreither
Very clammy, very German film proves that being a sadistic serial killer is, first and foremost, an exhausting pain in the ass. Recommended.
pointless. guy is crazy. explains it in narration while taking it out on innocent people. very boring.
Not shocking. Not gory. Not even very interesting. I thought it started fairly strong with a good atmosphere, but then just petered out. Even the murders were just quick and sloppy, not what you would call climax's at all, unlike most movies. I must admit that I was shocked that the dog survived.
Really superb. Not sure what the extreme content warning was all about though. There are much more extreme films on shudder.
Well Dayum!!! awesome movie