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201 Ratings



Directed by Bigas Luna
Spain, 1987


A film-within-a-film thriller about two teen girls among a small group of people whom are terrorized in a movie theater by a killer while watching a horror film about a murderous optometrist who stalks his victims in a movie theater in the film.

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Anguish Directed by Bigas Luna

Awards & Festivals

Goya Awards

1988 | Winner: Best Special Effects

1988 | Nominee: Best Director

Critics reviews

Luna’s reflexive movie-within-a-movie is a deadly cocktail of irony and tense parallel action of what’s happening in the theater. It’s a mesmerizing mise en abyme of film watching and recalls, as often noted by critics, Hitchcock and Buñuel, but also Lamberto Bava and John Carpenter. Next to David Fincher and D.W. Griffith, Anguish has some of the finest, sustained crosscutting in film history.
November 02, 2016
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Of the Luna works I know, I’m most partial to his English-language horror film Anguish (1987) because a large section of it takes place in a movie theater. It’s comparable to Brian De Palma’s work in its over-the-top suspense set pieces and its hall-of-mirrors plot.
March 17, 2014
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