Symptoms

Synopsis: A young woman is invited by her girlfriend, who lives in an English country mansion, to stay there with her. The estate, however, isn't quite what it seems--and neither is the friend who issued the invitation.
Genre: Horror
 
IMDB:
6.6
R
Year:
1974
92 min
11 Views


'Last night I dreamt

that they had returned.

'They were here again,

just like in other dreams,

'but this time it was all confused.

'I have a feeling that

something is about to happen,

'something final

in which I will be involved.'

SYMPTOMS:

I hardly ever come

to this place nowadays.

I warn you,

it isn't exactly comfortable.

Oh, that doesn't bother me.

You wait till you see inside.

You might change your opinion.

I don't think anything's

been changed for years.

Most of the other rooms are closed now.

I just use the kitchen

and a couple of the bedrooms.

And this room, of course,

which is quite enough for me.

(Clock chimes) -Life again.

Peace and quiet at last.

You'll find plenty of that here.

Just look at those clouds.

Do storms frighten you?

No.

I remember once, in Switzerland,

there was a storm in the mountains.

The sky went so black, I thought

the world was coming to an end.

How was Switzerland?

I was lonely and homesick.

I was working most of the time.

Technical translations are such a bore,

I had to come home.

Did you get my letter?

No.

Oh, I sent it to Geneva.

No, I didn't get it.

Oh. Anyway, doesn't matter now.

It was a bad time for me

when I broke up with John.

I needed to talk to someone.

Are you all right?

Sudden changes in the weather

always upset me.

I don't know why.

Have you got a

headache? -No, it's all right.

I'll get something

from the chemist tomorrow.

I'll go for you now if you like.

-No.

Don't leave me alone.

I'll be all right in a minute.

(Bath water running)

I've brought you some more hangers.

Thanks.

More wine? -Mm.

Yes, please. it's very good.

Thanks.

Are you enjoying

it? -It's delicious.

Very strange flavour.

-That's why I like it.

What is it? Some sort of herb?

Yes. I found it in the woods nearby.

I don't know the name.

I just use the leaves.

Here.

Smell.

Mm, I recognise this.

This smell is all over the house.

I burn it for incense.

It's very sharp.

Shh.

Do you hear that?

What?

There it is again.

It's the owls.

I can't hear anything.

Your ears are still full of soap.

They are not.

I can hear things nobody else can.

Coffee?

Yes, lovely.

(Clock chimes)

Who's this?

-What?

Oh. Cora.

-Is she a relation?

No, just a friend.

She looks interesting.

-Yes, she is.

Aren't you having any?

-No, it keeps me awake as it is.

It's funny, I don't remember

you mentioning Cora.

I haven't seen her lately.

The storm's getting closer.

Why should we worry?

We've got a roof over our head,

a nice warm fire.

Anne, what do you think

happens after death?

(Door bangs)

(Indistinct hushed voices)

(Girl laughing)

(Door closing)

Good morning. -Good morning. -It's a

pleasure to see you again, Miss Ramsay.

Unfortunately, I can't get down

as much as I'd like to.

Ah. Nick?

Still working hard, are you?

That'll be 30 pence, please.

Thank you.

And how's Miss Cora?

She's fine.

Do give her my kind regards.

Charming young lady.

Is she with you this time?

Erm... no, she couldn't come.

Oh. Must be a bit lonely in

that bih house all on your own.

Yes.

Well, you're certainly looking

very much better,

if I may say so, Miss Ramsay.

It's just these terrible headaches

I keep getting.

Well, those tablets ought

to bring relief. -Thank you.

Goodbye.

-Goodbye, Miss Ramsay.

(Car engine starts)

(Car drives off)

Morning.

-Good morning.

How's it going?

-Fine.

I couldn't find you

when I got up this morning,

so I wandered round the house

and discovered this.

It's the perfect setting

for getting down to work.

So here I am.

-Yes, I like it too.

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José Ramón Larraz

José Ramón Larraz Gil (1929 – 3 September 2013) was a Spanish director of exploitation and horror films such as the erotic and bloody Vampyres (1974).Born in Barcelona, Larraz started his career as a comics writer for magazines like Pilote and Spirou. His most known creation was the action-comic series "Paul Foran", which he wrote under the name "Gil". Larraz began making films in England, then in 1976 apparently relocated his operations back to Spain. He made many different types of films, but is best known for his horror films. Symptoms was an official British entry at the 1974 Cannes Film Festival. His last few horror films were Spanish/ American co-productions. He apparently retired from filmmaking in 1992 at age 63. Larraz died, aged 84, in Málaga on 3 September 2013. more…

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