'Adult' Version of Paul Naschy's Notorious Film!
Spanish Title: LATIDOS DE PANICOS (Frantic Heartbeat)
also known as PANIC BEATS
director: Paul Naschy (Jacinto Moline)
starring: Paul Naschy · Julia Saly · Lola Gaos ·
Silva Miro · Frances (Pat) Ondiviela · Manuel Zarzo
notorious Paul Naschy film opens (in a terrific, atmospheric landscape)
as sadist Alaric de Marnac - first introduced in Naschy's film HORROR
RISES FROM THE TOMB - is seen on horseback tracking down a terrified,
nude victim before beating her to death. The narrative then switches
to contemporary times as descendant Paul decides to escort his terminally
ill, wealthy wife Genevieve to his secluded childhood home (yes, the
castle of Alaric de Marnac) for a much needed break from the stress
of big city life. After a month, Genevieve's health seems to be improving
and she has gotten close to the servants and other relatives at the
manor. But the bliss doesn't last long as she is soon haunted by very
real visions of Alaric and his sadistic trek from the grave.
This movie - like many others during Paul Naschy's most prolific career
- was initially shot in two different versions: 'Mainstream' and 'Adult.'
This is the fully uncut Adult version, featuring nudity and extremely
graphic violence. [For other Adult Versions, also see DR
JEKYLL AND THE WOLFMAN,
THE WOLFMAN NEVER SLEEPS, NIGHT
OF THE HOWLING BEAST, COUNT
DRACULA'S GREAT LOVE, BEAST
AND THE MAGIC SWORD, et al]. In the mid 2000s, Paul to
Brazil for Ivan Cardoso's tailor-made WEREWOLF
IN THE AMAZON. That would be his final motion picture. Paul
Naschy died of pancreatic cancer at age 75 in 2009.
A Spanish film with
English subtitles; widescreen format, uncut (94 minutes),
DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT. Extras include trailers.
For Mature Audiences