Rojo Sangre (2004)

Genres - Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Drama, Slasher Film  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Spain  |  
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Long known for his stylish and terrifying werewolf films, Spanish actor/director Paul Naschy takes terror to a whole new level in this dark tale of an out-of-work actor's harrowing decent into madness and murder. His glory days long behind him, forgotten film star Pablo Thevenet (Naschy) bitterly resents the lavish attention heaped upon the film industry's latest generation of youthful and photogenic up-and-comers. When audition callbacks yield deafening silence, the destitute Thevenet is forced to accept a humiliating job as a doorman and entertainer at the mysterious Pandora Club. His performances as some of history's most notorious murderers -- including Jack the Ripper and Giles de Ray, among others -- prove increasingly disturbing as fantasy slowly bleeds into reality, and it isn't long before the disillusioned has-been is extracting bloody revenge on those he feels have hindered his late-career comeback.

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actor, has-been, mental-breakdown, homicidal-maniac, serial-killer, madness, revenge