Tuesday, January 23, 2007

El Mundo de los Vampiros (1961).

The Scoop:
My last post about the Spanish language version of "Dracula" got me to thinking about this film. "El Mundo de los Vampiros" (a.k.a., "The World of the Vampires") is a terrifically moody, atmospheric Mexican horror movie that is a throwback to the classic Universal horrors of the 1930s.

Unfortunately, I've only seen the non-subtitled version of the film (shown on a local Spanish language station), so I have virtually no idea what the plot entails (something about a deadly song), or if it's as good as I imagine it. Given the pedigrees of the folks involved, it's quite possible that it sucks. But, man-oh-man, is it beautiful and creepy to look at. Definitely worth a look-see if you come across it, especially if you don't speak Spanish and can fill in your own more-interesting plot as it goes along.

Best Line:
No habla EspaƱol. Sorry.

Side Note:
Director Alfonso Corona Blake also directed those two Mexican wrestling/horror epics, "Santo vs. the Vampire Women" (1961) and "Santo in the Wax Museum" (1963).

Companion Viewing:
The Spanish version of "Dracula" (1931).

Cinefania Online.
Fan Tribute Page.

Take a Look:
Unfortunately, I haven't been able to turn up any clips online. Anyone else care to tackle the challenge?

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