Sennentuntschi: Curse of the Alps

This is a Swiss movie from 2010 that is part classic murder mystery, and part horror and supernatural thriller. The movie contains a lot of incredibly beautiful places and the director really pays attention to details.

The Storyline

The story is built around an old folklore from the Alps. It is about lonely herders (men) who build a woman using a broom and other random tools. The devil then makes this “woman” come to life. When the men have used this “Sennentuntschi”, she gets her revenge by killing them, skin them and make dolls using their skin.

The movie starts with a girl meeting a mysterious boy in the woods when she is picking mushrooms with her mother. The boy leads the girl to a spot where she finds a buried body. The boy figures out that the corps is approximately 30 years old. The girl later identifies the mysterious boy she saw in a catalogue featuring missing people. It turns out that he is a teenager that has been missing for 30 years…

My Opinion

The movie can be a bit confusing from time to time; much due to the fact that it is jumping around in time and it is difficult to know when in the storyline a certain scene takes place, but it is probably is meant to be that way.

The movie is quite chilling and the creators balance using the supernatural elements just right.


The movie is very brutal and features a number of very realistic rape scenes.

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