(“Hell’s Bell”)
Production: Spain, 1973
Director: Claudio Guerín & Juan Antonio Bardem (post-production)
Category: Horror
One of the very best of the first wave of Spanish horror movies 1967-75, a gothic arthouse nightmare of insanity, perversion, and murder that revolves around the question of whether the protagonist, recently released from a lunatic asylum, is actually insane or not. This film also includes some of the most graphic scenes of animal slaughter ever committed to film, as cows are butchered alive in an abattoir in the true tradition of the corrida. Director Guerín died on the last day of shooting, either falling or jumping from the bell-tower that features in the movie.

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