Angst (1983)

Austria, 1983
35mm film, colour, 1.66:1
mono, German

An Austrian horror film directed by Gerald Kargl.

Plot Summary

Four years after murdering an old woman, a man is released from prison and is soon feeling the urge to kill again. He winds up at a remote house in the country where a young woman, her ailing mother and retarded brother fall prey to his sadistic whims.


Director: Gerald Kargl
Producers: Gerald Kargl, Josef Reitinger-Laska
Script: Gerald Kargl, Zbigniew Rybczynski
Director of Photographer: Zbigniew Rybczynski
Editor: Zbigniew Rybczynski
Music: Klaus Schulze
Sound: Klaus Kovarik, Rolf Wiegand
Costume Designer: Michaela Donau

Erwin Leder (the psychopath)
Robert Hunger-Bühler (off-text voice)
Silvia Rabenreither (daughter)
Karin Springer (voice of daughter)
Edith Rosset (mother)
Josefine Lakatha (voice of mother)
Rudolf Götz (son)
Renate Kastelik (taxi driver)
Hermann Groissenberger, Claudia Schinko, Beate Jurkowitsch (café customers)
Rosa Schandl (café waitress)
Rolf Bock (policeman)
Emil Polaczek

Alternative Titles

Fear – US title
Schizophrenia – Belgian video title/English title/French video title


Euro Gothic: Classics of Continental Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby pp.307
Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.20