Stigma (1980)

 

Stigma (1980)

director José Ramón Larraz
viewed: 04/04/2018

Director José Ramón Larraz’s 1980 horror flick Stigma is a walking ghostly bad dream. Actually, it’s Sebastian’s (Christian Borromeo) bad dream, psychic visions, or past life recollections.

Are his incest obsessions fantasies or tricks of repressed memories of a prior existence?

Larraz surprises at times with genuinely eerie images, somewhat surreal. Inflected as it is with a confused and violent sexual maturity, Stigma winds up being pretty interesting and evocative, even with a rough dubbing and a print in need of restoration.

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