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La marca del muerto (1961)

| Horror, Sci-Fi | 1962 (USA)
Mad scientist brings his dead mad scientist grandfather back to life and makes a Frankenstein-type monster out of him.

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(as Fernando Cortes)

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(story) (as José Mª Fernandez Unsain), (adaptation) (as Alfredo Varela jr.)
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Mad scientist brings his dead mad scientist grandfather back to life and makes a Frankenstein-type monster out of him.

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Jerry Warren Strikes Again!! :
21 November 1999 | by (Mooport Moos, VA) – See all my reviews

"The Mark of Death" was purchased by good ol' hack director Jerry Warren ("Wild, Wild World of Bat Woman"), and re-released as "Creature of the Walking Dead", a film so stuffy and boring it cud cure insomnia all over the world. The original Mexican film(directed by Frederic Corte) is a fairly dull, low-budget affair in the mad scientist vein, actually made worse by the boring Warren additions. A mad scientist who kills young women for their blood in order to stay eternally young is hanged; years later, his descendent, played by the same actor (Fernando Casanova) starts to kill young women for THIER blood in order to bring back the first mad scientist who started the whole thing in the first place. Cowfused?? You needn't be, apart from a few mouldering corpses and a mad scientist in gloopy make-up, nothing actually happens in this film. You can tell immediately which are the original Mexican scenes because the original dialogue has been replaced by a droning, monotonous narrator who talks over huge chunks of the film about god-only-knows-what. Warren goes out of his way to add only the moost dull, uninteresting, and irrelevent characters and scenes to the already lifeless film, and the whole thing dissolves into one long, pointless, tedious mess. We do get to see a chubby man in a toga get his flab massaged by a guy in a poofy shirt in a library - a mooment which is all Warren! The MooCow recowmmends this sorry schlock-fest only for those hardy souls who can stand up to the moost boring of bad films, those in the limp league of "They Saved Hitler's Brain", and the like. Udderwise, it's the perfect way to get some serious sleeeeeeeep. {=8.


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