Hunchback of the Morgue (1973)

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AKA: El Jorobado de la Morgue
Directed by: Javier Aguirre
Starring: Paul Naschy (Gotho), María Elena Arpón (Ilse), Alberto Dalbés (Orla), Rosanna Yanni (Elke)
Country: Spain
Language: Spanish (Eng Subs)
Runtime: 01:22:01
Genres: Gore, Necrophilia, Violence Against Animals, Sci-Fi

Plot – Spoilers:
A pathetic hunchback Gotho is mocked, bullied and hated by most of the folk in the Spanish town he lives in. His gorilla-like gait attracts stone-pelting from the local kids, but Gotho finds silver linings in the few people who are kind to him. One of them, Ilse, is dying and though she’s in love with someone else, Gotho prefers to remember her kind acts to him as a child and regularly visits her at the hospital.

When Ilse dies, Gotho loses any touch with reality he might have had and is obsessed with bringing her back from the dead. In this he finds an exploitative benefactor, Dr. Orla, who’s been experimenting with creating life in the lab.

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