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El vampiro
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Ramón Obón (story)
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Release Date:
1958 (USA) See more »
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A pretty young Mexican girl returns to her hometown to make funeral arrangements for her beloved aunt... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Respectable Horror Movie See more (16 total) »

Cast

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Abel Salazar ... Dr. Enrique
Ariadna Welter ... Marta Gonzalez
Carmen Montejo ... Eloisa
José Luis Jiménez ... Emilio
Mercedes Soler ... Maria - servant
Alicia Montoya ... María Teresa
José Chávez ... Anselmo
Julio Daneri ... Duval's servant
Amado Zumaya ... Duval's servant
Germán Robles ... Count Karol de Lavud / Duval
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dick Barker ... Man (uncredited)
Margarito Luna ... (uncredited)
Guillermo Álvarez Bianchi ... Train administrator (uncredited)
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Directed by
Fernando Méndez 
 
Writing credits
Ramón Obón (story)

Ramón Obón (adaptation)

Ramon Rodriguez  screenplay

Produced by
Abel Salazar .... producer
 
Original Music by
Gustavo César Carrión  (as Gustavo C. Carrion)
 
Cinematography by
Rosalío Solano 
 
Film Editing by
José W. Bustos 
 
Art Direction by
Gunther Gerszo 
 
Makeup Department
Elda Loza .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Antonio Guerrero Tello .... production leader
Fernando Méndez Jr. .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Américo Fernández .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Enrique Rodríguez .... sound re-recording mixer
Rafael Ruiz Esparza .... dialogue editor (as Rafael R. Esparza)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Antonio Solano .... lighting technician
Hugo Velasco .... camera operator
 
Music Department
Gustavo César Carrión .... musical director (as Gustavo C. Carrion)
Enrique Rodríguez .... music editor
 
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Nicolás Rueda hijo .... titles (as Nicolás Rueda Jr.)
 

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95 min | UK:84 min (DVD)
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Film debut of Germán Robles.See more »
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Count Karol de Lavud:We've been brought to a halt in the middle of this strange bridge that extends between the end of life and the beginning of death.See more »
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Respectable Horror Movie, 31 March 2010
Author: JoeytheBrit from www.moviemoviesite.com

A young woman (Ariadna Welter) arrives at the isolated town of Negro Sierra at the same time as a wooden crate full of Hungarian soil and a happy-go-lucky salesman (co-producer Abel Salazar) after being summoned by her uncle to the sickbed of one of her aunts. Hitching a ride with the strange man who arrives to collect the crate, the pair arrive at her family's grand hacienda to find it in a state of disrepair and her aunt already apparently dead and buried. The woman's other aunt, however, seems unchanged since the girl's visit as a child and is strangely lacking a reflection…

El Vampiro was my first taste of Mexican horror, and for some reason I was expecting some low-budget, low-talent effort. While this flick from Fernando Mendez clearly doesn't have the kind of budget enjoyed by the contemporaneous Hammer films, it certainly is the work of a decent talent. Read most of the reviews on this page and you'll find one word that keeps popping up again and again: atmosphere. This film has got it to spare with good use of light and shadow - and lashings of misty smoke - giving it a real touch of class. The film doesn't exactly gallop along, but its never dull, and overcomes the drawback of a hero who initially seems irritating but actually ends up being quite likable.

The storyline follows pretty much the same template as the Hammer flicks: virginal heroine, in danger of seduction and/or death by suave but evil vampire, is saved by dashing, heroic type (even though the hero here has a touch of the comical about him). If you're not a fan of old horror films you're not likely to be impressed by this example of the genre: by today's standards it's very tame (even though it was rated 18 on the DVD), and unlikely to scare even a ten-year old.

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