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El castillo de los monstruos (1958)

A couple are forced to stay in a scary castle, and the castle is filled with monsters!

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Cast

Credited cast:
Antonio Espino ...
Clavillazo (as Antonio Espino Clavillazo)
Evangelina Elizondo ...
Beatriz
Carlos Orellana ...
Don Melchor
Guillermo Orea ...
El Cojo
Germán Robles ...
El Vampiro
José Wilhelmy ...
(as Jose Muñoz Wilhelmy)
Jose Moreno Camacho
Alejandro Reyna ...
Licenciado (as Alejandro Reyna Garcia)
Leopoldo Pineda ...
(as Leopoldo Pineda Magaña)
Fernando Shewan
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Fernando Yapur
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A couple are forced to stay in a scary castle, and the castle is filled with monsters!

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16 October 1958 (Mexico)  »

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Castle of the Monsters  »

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References The Mummy (1932) See more »

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Amor mío
By Álvaro Carrillo
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Most synopses of this film are incorrect
29 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Most reviewers of this Mexican horror-comedy tend to get their facts wrong. Despite what almost every synopsis of this film claims, the story is NOT about "a couple having car trouble who are forced to spend the night in a spooky castle."

Here's the real story: Mexican funny-man, El Clavillazo (ANTONIO ESPINO), is in love with a seamstress named Beatriz (EVANGELINA ELIZONDO), and also hangs out with a variety of odd characters, including a newsboy and a mental patient. Meanwhile, at a nearby castle, a mad scientist named "Dr Sputnik" and his scarred, hunchbacked assistant are busy making monsters. The doctor poses as a blind man in town but uses hypnosis to lure Beatriz to his castle and makes her believe that she is his own love named "Galatea". El Clavillazo, with an assist from his friends, blunders his way into the castle, where he spends most of his time being chased around by various monsters. There is the Frankenstein-like butler, GERMÁN ROBLES (star of several serious horror films) as a vampire, a werewolf, a mummy, and a gill man (clearly patterned after "Creature from the Black Lagoon"). There is also another, unidentified monster being kept in a cell, which is referred to as a "gorilla" in some reviews, although it appears to be more of a Neanderthal-like creature, perhaps based on Mr. Hyde. The usual mix of horror and hi-jinx ensues.


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