Antonio is released from prison after a fifteen year sentence
for strangling his girlfriend to death in a fit of violence
and jealousy. He takes residence in a rundown and abandoned
whorehouse, into which he entices prostitutes, before securing
them to a table in Room 6 and systematically sexually assaulting
and torturing them over a period of days, and then dismembering
their still alive bodies. Even his new wife, who works the
nightshift at the hospital, is unaware of his nefarious activities.
When he kills a pimp and releases a young prostitute who holds
religion dear, it is only a matter of time before the police
arrive at his door. But Antonio is one step ahead of them...
diary of the title is Antonio's written chronicles, which
we hear him narrate at certain stages. Photographs taken at
various points of his victims' degradation adorn the pages.
The journal is kept with the sole intention of making him
famous - or, more accurately, infamous - with the authorities
this being the case, Antonio cannot be considered to be a
psychotic in the truest sense. Rather than acting instinctively
or carrying out a deep-set fantasy, he operates with forethought,
making him instead an intelligent schemer.
In fact, the character of Antonio reminded me of an anti-Morse.
The character which was played by John Thaw listened to classical
music and moved slowly and methodically. Likewise, Antonio,
listens to Mozart and seems to move in slow motion. Ironically,
his quickest movements come when he is having sex!
This Spanish film with English subtitles is a competent film
without possessing any angles or points of interest that might
make it standout from every other similar offering. You can
normally detect an inferior copycat movie from the film titles
that are invoked in its name on the promotional blurb; in
this case American Psycho, Henry: Portrait of a
Serial Killer, and Hostel.
Disc extras include a press conference; three interviews;