Hunchback of the Morgue/Fun Facts

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  • Permission was given to use a real corpse for the head-severing scene. But Jacinto Molina (aka Paul Naschy) took two swigs of whiskey because he couldn't get past the first cut into the throat. A dummy head was used thereafter.
  • In the most talked about scene, Molina/ Naschy was set upon by real rats. He had to be inoculated against possible rabies. It was also the real Maria Elena Arpon and not a mannequin lying on a slab with the rodents nestling and nibbling all over her. Some of the rats were burned alive on camera.
  • German Import DVD has a Super-8mm Version (German language only), as a special feature on the disc.
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