Death knows your name…that implies as much as boredom
Actually I could have spared you the summary of this schlock but let me sum up anyway: A young psychiatrist has not only family problems with his sick girlfriend but also shares nightmares with his patients. And because the kind doctor doesn’t reject the scattered fantasies of a lunatic as suchlike he one day detects a skull in the cellar of the asylum. During the reconstruction of the face it finally turns out that it is his own face – at least the dead person looks a lot like a twin brother. And when the first people die of yellow fever (blows the liver as I know by now) a short time after the calamity take its course….
Some of the reviewers certify the Argentinean contribution similarities to Lovecraft’s works which certainly can be recognized. As with the famous example a character blunders into a mystic story and must finally recognize that he’s affected himself and that it won’t have a happy ending. And that’s all with the similarity, not a bit of tension in fact this flick jolts with incredible dialogs through the running time. The actors perform well regarding the indifferent script as criterion for. However the masks have turned out well and look pretty good for a lower price range. Considering the amount of blood at the end one can even speak of a splatter movie. But the disgusting birth scene has to be cut for the American market and some details have been removed. So the Uncut version (for comparison the Russian VCD with cropped images and Voice-Over as Unrated) compared with the German DVD - which is identical to the US DVD (Maverick, Rated R) – features a little more.
The vulva widens and a hand bursts through including the counter cut on to the horrified doctor.
( 3 sec. )
There’s a very short frontal close-up view of the doctor who tears herself away from the hand.
( 10 SF )
Again a close-up view but now two hands are ripping apart the vulva from the inside.
( 1.5 sec. )
The hand gets outside interrupted by an insert-cut on Melissa’s face. The R-Rated version restarts at the point where her lower abdomen disappears from the screen.
( 5 sec. )