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The Living Coffin (1959)
"El grito de la muerte" (original title)

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A cowboy and his sidekick meet a ranching family that is haunted by spirits and vampires.

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Gastón Santos ...
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María Duval ...
María Elena García
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Coyote Loco
Carlos Ancira ...
Felipe
Carolina Barret ...
Clotilde
Antonio Raxel ...
Doctor (as Antonio S. Raxel)
Hortensia Santoveña ...
Doña María
Quintín Bulnes ...
Indio
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Disappointing
27 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Living Coffin, The (1959)

** (out of 4)

Mexican film that mixes the Western and Horror genres while at the same time connects the main villain to The Crying Woman character of various other Mexican films. Two cowboys show up to help some ranchers rid their curse, which appears to be the work of the ghost The Crying Woman. I was shocked to see how fast this 71-minute film flew by. A lot of these Mexican movies move rather slowly but that wasn't the case here. The look of The Crying Woman is very cheap but effective and the performances aren't as bad as you'd think and in fact they manage to be pretty good. The horror elements work very nicely but the Western stuff never really takes off too well. The ending is also a major disappointment and comes over very badly but overall this isn't too bad of a film but I'd recommend starting with a different Mexican film. Original title: Grito de la muerte, El.


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