Blue Eyes of the Broken Doll

Los ojos azules de la muñeca rota
House of Psychotic Women

1974

Carlos Aured
Director

Drifter finds a job as handyman at a mansion occupied by three mysterious sisters, one wheelchair bound, one with a deformed hand, and one with nymphomania. Amidst the ensuing psychosexual tension, a serial killer shows up and begins killing blonde women, leaving their blue eyes floating in bowls of water.

It may be a Spanish film set in France, but this is most certianly a giallo, and a pretty good one at that. It's well-paced, the murder scenes are well-done (though perhaps not as wonderfully stagy as Argento), and the ending is a nasty surprise. The performances are good, as well, especially Lorys, and for once the English dubbing is fairly competent. What's not to like? There is a scene of real pigs being slaughtered that might offend people who either have never been on a farm or who don't want to know where their bacon comes from, but other than that, a fine example of Spanish horror.

-Dave W.

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Los ojos azules de la muñeca rota
5th August 1974
Cinema


89 mins
1.85:1

House of Psychotic Women
September 1976
Cinema



83 mins





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Paul Naschy
Gilles
Diana Lorys
Claude
Eduardo Calvo
Phillipe, the Doctor
Eva León
Nicole
Inés Morales
Michelle
Antonio Pica
Pierre, the Inspector
Luis Ciges
René
Pilar Bardem
Caroline
(as Pilar Barden)
Maria Perschy
Ivette
Sandra Mozarowsky
Young Tourist in Bar
(uncredited)
Antonio Ramis
Man Who Found Jean's Body
(uncredited)
Unknown
Jean
(uncredited)
Unknown
Veronica, Second Victim
(uncredited)
Unknown
Gilles' Dream Girl
(uncredited)
Unknown
Third Victim
(uncredited)

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