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Bloody Moon (aka The Bloody Moon Murders and The Saw of Death) is a Slasher Movie from the year 1981. It was directed by Jess Franco.

Set in Spain, the film opens with scarred man named Miguel attempting to rape and ultimately killing a woman at a masquerade party. Five years later his sister Manuela picks him up from a mental institute.

We are then introduced to Angela, who has come to the newly opened boarding school to learn Spanish, and soon finds herself in the middle of a bizarre killing spree. Has Miguel relapsed, or is there something else going on?


This film provides examples of:

  • Attempted Rape: Posing as her boyfriend, Miguel picks up a girl from the party in the opening and attempts to take her forcibly when he is unmasked.
  • Big Damn Heroes: As Angela is being attacked near the climax, Miguel rushes to the rescue.
  • Boarding School of Horrors
  • Breast Attack: When Eva is killed with a knife, it is shown going through her breast.
  • Brother–Sister Incest: Miguel and Manuela had an incestuous relationship in the past. After being released from the asylum, Miguel wants resume it, but Manuela refuses.
  • Car Fu: A kid is run over by a car.
  • Cassandra Truth: Angela's attempts at telling what happened are constantly dismissed as bad dreams. And she is stupid enough to believe that.
  • Chainsaw Good: Huge circular saw and a bush trimmer are put to deadly use.
  • Creator Cameo: Jesus Franco appears briefly as a doctor in the mental institute.
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  • Final Girl: Angela.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Quarter of Miguel's face is scarred, and he is certainly morally unhinged.
  • Improvised Weapon: After failing to rape the girl in the opening, Miguel kills her with a pair of scissors.
  • It Was Here, I Swear!: Eva's body is taken away after Angela temporarily leaves the crime scene.
  • Kill It with Fire: Contessa dies as she is set on fire at night.
  • Losing Your Head: After Anonio beheads the snake that was threatening Angela, its head is shown squirming on the ground.
  • Not Quite Dead: After being stabbed throught the neck, Miguel clings to life long enough to kill Manuela.
  • Off with His Head!: Provided in the giant circular saw murder.
  • Peek-a-Boo Corpse: Angela runs into a row of these near the end.
  • The Reveal: Miguel is just a Red Herring, and he is being framed for the murders by Manuela and Alvaro so that she can get her mother's inheritance.
  • 13 Is Unlucky: Angela resides in the bungalow number thirteen. Superstitions are discussed when she tells about it.
  • Vapor Wear: Manuela's nightgown which she wears when Miguel is asking her to resume their past relatonship.
  • Video Nasty
  • Weird Moon: It's full moon all the time.
  • Would Hurt a Child: The killer runs over a kid who witnessed the death by saw.


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