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The Black Pit of Dr. M (1959)
"Misterios de ultratumba" (original title)

 |  Fantasy, Horror, Mystery  |  1959 (USA)
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Two doctors make a pact in which they swear that the first to die will return - if possible - to tell the other how to get a glimpse of the afterlife while still alive.

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Credited cast:
Gastón Santos ...
Dr. Eduardo Jiménez
Rafael Bertrand ...
Dr. Mazali
Mapita Cortés ...
Patricia Aldama
Carlos Ancira ...
Elmer, the orderly
Carolina Barret ...
La Gitana
Luis Aragón ...
Dr. González
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Rosario
Antonio Raxel ...
Dr. Jacinto Aldama
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J. Portillo
Abel Salazar
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Two doctors make a pact in which they swear that the first to die will return - if possible - to tell the other how to get a glimpse of the afterlife while still alive.

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The English dubbed version of this film is believed lost. Please check your attic. See more »

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Edited into Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 9 (2002) See more »

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A Masterpiece! Plain and Simple...
20 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The US release of this film was called "The Black Pit of Dr M." and was brought to the US (along with several other great Mexican horror classics) from Mexico by B movie maven, K Gordon Murray. As far as I am concerned this film is one of the absolute treasures of Mexican Cinema. How often would you hear that about a Horror film? Fernando Mendez's great horror masterpiece is so rich in atmosphere and boasts such beautiful, Gothic "mise en scene" that it looks like a true Gothic fairy tale painting has been struck right on the screen. I've seen scores of classic horror films and I have yet to see one that matches the almost over-the-top lush style and atmosphere that Mendez has created here. The setting is an old Hacienda, shrouded in mist, filled with exotic plants and photographed with such care it is almost mesmerizing to see. This Hacienda is an insane asylum headed up by Dr. M. When a spirit conjurer is called in to resurrect the life of a man who was wrongly executed, vengeance, murder and mayhem from beyond the grave ensues. A wonderful, supernatural tale, told in a lyrical yet almost surreal fashion combined with unrelenting, spooky visuals makes this greatly under-appreciated film an absolute must see.


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