Blue Eyes of the Broken Doll (1974)
aka House of Psychotic Women
aka Los ojos azules de la muñeca rota
Genre: Horror | Mystery | Thriller | Spanish Giallo
Country: Spain | Director: Carlos Aured
Language: Spanish or English (2 separate audio tracks)
Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1 | Length: 89mn
Bdrip H264 Mkv – 1440×1080 – 23.970fps – 2.89gb
Audio 3: Commentary with film historians Rod Barnett and Troy Guinn
An ex-convict, troubled by dreams that he strangles women, is hired as the caretaker on an estate owned by three very strange sisters. Soon after his arrival, a serial killer begins slaughtering blonde, blue-eyed women – and leaving their eyeballs in a bowl of water.
This is an above average Spanish made giallo with odd characters and atmosphere. The plot begins when ex-convict Paul Naschy comes to a small town and finds work as the caretaker of a desolate house owned by three sisters. Soon after, the town is plagued by a series of killings, the victims of which are all girls with blonde hair and blue eyes. The mystery behind these murders then unwinds from there.
Los ojos azules de la muneca rota contains all the elements of a good giallo. It has strange characters, including Paul Naschy who experiences eerie flashbacks and the three sisters he works for, whom all suffer from some form of psychosis. This movie has some very suspenseful and brutal murder scenes as well, including a nasty killing with a small garden rake. The plot, too, is excellent and filled with countless twists. Just when it seems to not make any sense it suddenly does. This film also boasts a truly bizarre atmosphere that cannot really be described but stems partially from the fact that there are no typically normal characters anywhere in the film and, at times, things seem to be happening for no particular reason.
Overall, this is a fine giallo that has all the essential components of the genre and, with its strange atmosphere, manages to be slightly different.