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1958 (USA) See more »
From the depths of Evil comes a diabolical killer of beautiful women!
Graverobbers stumble upon the tomb of a vampire, who turns them into zombies to do his bidding, which is to stalk and capture beautiful women. | Full synopsis »
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Ataúd del Vampiro, El (1958) not a fitting sequel to El Vampiro though good in restored Casa Negra version. See more (10 total) »


  (in credits order)
Abel Salazar ... Dr. Enrique Saldívar
Ariadna Welter ... Marta González
Germán Robles ... Count Karol de Lavud
Yerye Beirute ... Barraza (as Yeire Beirute)
Alicia Montoya ... María Teresa
Guillermo Orea ... Doctor Mendoza
Carlos Ancira ... Gerente museo
Antonio Raxel ... Director hospital
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lulu Azcarraga ... Víctima de vampiro (uncredited)
Irma Castillón ... Niña en hospital (uncredited)
Jorge Chesterking ... Turista museo (uncredited)
Jesús Gómez ... Policía (uncredited)
José Muñoz ... Comandante policía (uncredited)

Carlos Robles Gil ... Turista museo (uncredited)

Directed by
Fernando Méndez 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ramón Obón  adaptation
Alfredo Salazar  uncredited
Raúl Zenteno  story

Produced by
Abel Salazar .... producer
Original Music by
Gustavo César Carrión  (as Gustavo C. Carrion)
Cinematography by
Víctor Herrera 
Film Editing by
Alfredo Rosas Priego 
Production Design by
Gunther Gerszo 
Makeup Department
Ana Guerrero .... makeup artist
Juana Lepe .... hair stylist
Production Management
Manuel Alcayde .... production chief
Fernando Méndez Jr. .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jaime Contreras .... assistant director (as Jaime L. Contreras)
Sound Department
James L. Fields .... sound supervisor
Javier Mateos .... dialogue recordist
Special Effects by
Juan Muñoz Ravelo .... special effects
Music Department
Galdino R. Samperio .... music recordist (as Galdino Samperio 'Crucy')

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80 min
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There is a smiling skull-and-crossbones insignia on the posters and lobby cards, with the words "Recommended by Young America Horror Club". There was no such organization; it was an invention of producer K. Gordon Murray to boost ticket sales.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: Every time Count Luvud turns into a bat and flies around, you can see the wires holding the bat.See more »
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Ataúd del Vampiro, El (1958) not a fitting sequel to El Vampiro though good in restored Casa Negra version., 2 April 2005
Author: Thomas_J_McKeon from Indianapolis, United States

EL Ataúd del Vampiro(1958), The Vampire's Coffin, is not a fitting sequel to El Vampiro,both featuring German Robles as aristocratic vampire Count Lavud. This sequel seems like a quickie followup. Most of the film is filmed inside modern buildings or building sets. It lacks the beautiful foreboding night fog scenes of the former. However, when I first wrote this review I had only seen the K. Gordon Murray dubbed version. I expressed thoughts that the Spanish version might be better. I have now seen the Casa Negra restored version in which the beautiful photography and music are quite apparent. The restored version DVD has both Spanish with and without English subtitles as well as the inferior K. Gordon Murray dubbed English version.

German Robles's acting is fine; he is quite the natty-charming-aristocratic-menacing-sensual vampire seeking Martha (Ariadna Welter) from the first movie. There is also an interesting scene in which he picks up a woman in a bar. He returns to this life?? thanks to a thief who becomes an assistant and acquires that status while attempting to steal the Count's large pendant and in the process pulling out the stake and thus bringing the Vampire back from the nether place to which he had been consigned in El Vampiro. The Count does not punish him but acknowledges his appreciation and makes him his assistant. (This is somewhat a precursor to Leo (Manver) the beguiling, willing hunchback assistant in the later Nostradamus films).

The Spanish restored Casa Negra version is part of a two DVD set with El Vampiro in both Spanish with and without English subtitles and dubbed English. The movie does now stand on its own and is worth seeing IN Spanish with or without English subtitles. I would now give it a 7.5 or 8 rating for its genre. IMDb will not allow any modification of my review of El Vampiro so I am unable to mention the quality of the Casa Negra restored version of El Vampiro; it is outstanding. I would add to my earlier review of that film that the photographic and sound quality are magnificent in the Casa Negra restored DVD.

Thomas J McKeon Indianapolis

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