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The Curse of Nostradamus (1960)

La maldición de Nostradamus (original title)
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An aristocratic vampire swears an oath to kill the enemies who killed his father. In order to terrify them even further, he warns each one when he is coming for them.
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Germán Robles ...
Domingo Soler ...
Professor
Julio Alemán ...
Antonio
Aurora Alvarado ...
Anna
Manuel Vergara 'Manver' ...
Leo (as Mamber)
Jack Taylor ...
Igor (as Grek Martin)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carlos Ancira
Luis Aragón
Roberto Aroya
Carlos Becerril
Guillermo Bravo Sosa
Ramón Bugarini
Manuel Casanueva
Mario Cid ...
(as Mario Chávez)
Enrique Couto
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An aristocratic vampire swears an oath to kill the enemies who killed his father. In order to terrify them even further, he warns each one when he is coming for them.

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The Society For The Abolishment Of Superstition?Giggle
11 March 2001 | by (Haunted Hacienda) – See all my reviews

Back in 1959 a 12 part serial was filmed for Mexican movie goers under the title of The Curse Of Nostradamus.It ran in 12 twentyfive minute installments.K Gordon Murray spent a few pesos for it and cut it into 4 movies for release to some theatres and American tv.The titles were Curse Of Nostradamus, The Monster Demolisher, The Genie Of Darkness and Blood Of Nostradamus.German Robles played the vampire Nostradamus.

Nostradamus is either the son or the grandson of the famous Nostradamus.He refers to himself as both the son of and son of the son.He feels that Nostradamus was slighted and wants to reestablish a cult following.To do this he seeks the aid of noted Professor Dolan, the head of some sort of society to abolish superstition.(Sounds like Government tax dollars at work to old evilskip).

Nostradmaus appears at Dolan's house and informs him of his demands.Dolan politely tells him to blow it out his nose.The vampire then declares he will kill 13 prominent citizens until Dolan agrees.He will start by burying a man alive.Dolan, being a fool, doesn't humor the vampire until he can drive a stake in his arse because 1) he doesn't believe him 2) we would have no movie.

The vampire indeed does have a seemingly dead man buried alive in a creepy little scene.He also kills two more citizens while Dolan the dolt blindly refuses to give in.

The movie ends very abruptly, especially if you don't know the history of it and the fact that there are 3 more movies to follow.

This isn't the best of the series but it does lay some important groundwork.Not a bad time waster.With more and more of the Mexican horror movies being released on dvd we can hope this series will end up released this way.


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