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Director:
Writers:
Raúl Zenteno (story)
Alfredo Salazar (adaptation)
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Release Date:
1959 (USA) See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Enrique Rambal ... Samuel Magno
Abel Salazar ... Ricardo Souto
Martha Roth ... Laura / Alejandra
Ofelia Guilmáin ... Cornelia
Ana Laura Baledon ... Girl killed by Samuel
José Chávez ... Police officer
Maricarmen Vela ... Blond Motorist (as Mari Carmen Vela)
Carlos Suárez
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anita Blanch
Armando Gutiérrez ... Hotel manager (uncredited)
Jesús Gómez ... Police officer (uncredited)
Cecilia Leger ... Neighbor (uncredited)

Directed by
Rafael Baledón 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alfredo Salazar  adaptation
Raúl Zenteno  story

Produced by
Abel Salazar .... producer
 
Original Music by
Gustavo César Carrión  (as Gustavo C. Carrion)
 
Cinematography by
Raúl Martínez Solares 
 
Film Editing by
Carlos Savage 
 
Production Design by
Javier Torres Torija 
 
Makeup Department
Armando Meyer .... makeup artist (as Armando Mayer)
 
Production Management
Paul Castelain .... production chief
Alfredo Salazar .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Felipe Palomino .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Manuel Topete .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Juan Muñoz Ravelo .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mario Diver .... assistant camera
Carlos Nájera .... lighting technician
Cirilo Rodríguez .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Sigfrido García .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
María Teresa Rodríguez .... musician: piano
 
Other crew
Nicolás Rueda hijo .... titles (as Nicolás Rueda Jr.)
Pablo Álvarez .... script supervisor
 

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USA:78 min
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Get down off the couch you hairy beast!, 1 October 1999
Author: evilskip from Playing the piano

This is another south of the border horror flick. Actually it isn't too bad. A pianist sells his soul to the devil to become the greatest composer/conductor/musician in the world.The catch is (and there always is) that his greatest song is his downfall. Whenever he plays it he turns into a drooling snarling, hairy wild monster.(I'm not talking teenager here).

Of course maestro has a beautiful young protege that he is in love with. But he is compelled to play that funky music white boy and try to kill her.Will he kill her before she gives a world wide recital? Will the hero be in time?Will the monster break out into a rendition of "Hair"?

The dubbing on this one is much better than usual. The sets are used to a nice advantage and the musical score is well done. The acting is good(as far as you can tell from the dubbing).The monster looks like Scooby Doo in a tuxedo at times. Overall a bit above average.

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