This Spanish/French co-production was originally released as Una Gota de Sangre Para Morir Amando and clearly owes a great debt to Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange (1971).
In a dystopian future, beautiful young nurse Ana Vernia (Sue Lyon) receives a medal for her dedication to patient needs at the hospital where she works. She is dating Victor Sender (Jean Sorel), a doctor who also works there.
Crime is rampant in the city, with gangs of young thugs attacking families at random.
Because of this, Victor is working on a project to electro-shock violent criminals. By using this therapy, he hopes to turn them into model citizens.
Recently, there has been a rash of unresolved killings of young men. These slayings have been attributed to a serial killer, probably a sadistic homosexual man.
But it is Anna who is the perpetrator . . .
She lures young men to her bed in her sprawling mansion and then dispatches them while they are in their blissful afterglow. She views it as an ultimately desirable way to die.
Things become complicated when David (Christopher Mitchum), a former gang member, witnesses her execute a young man. He begins to extort money in exchange for his silence.
His former gang leader sees him on a new motorcycle and concludes that David purchased it with some missing gang money.
Released in some markets as Clockwork Terror and To Love, Perhaps to Die.
Dr Victor Sender
Antonio del Real
Domingo Codesido Ascanio (as David Carpenter)
Ramón Fernández Tejela
Javier De Campos
‘Blue Drink’ Presenter
Eloy de la Iglesia