Las Crueles (1971)

Genres - Drama, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 106 min.  |   Countries - Spain  |  
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The story of this Spanish film revolves around the corpse of a woman, Esther (Judy Matheson), whose body parts are sent in numerous packages to a horrified and puzzled print editor (Carlos Estrada). He is also sent a dead turtle, which must mean something. The packages are sent as a form of psychological torture, part of an elaborate revenge scheme by the dead woman's lesbian lover (Capucine). The editor, at one time, had a relationship with Esther which he ended rather harshly. Given that she was suicidal, the break-up apparently sent her over the edge. Though this film has some of the gruesome and bizarre imagery appropriate to a horror-fest, it is a thriller/melodrama.

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body-parts, corpse, editor, family-member, lesbianism, revenge, suicide, suicide-attempt, torture, turtle