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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