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El mundo de los vampiros (1961)

 -  Horror  -  1961 (USA)
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A piano made from skulls and bones has the power to destroy vampires.

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Mauricio Garcés ...
Rodolfo Sabre
Erna Martha Bauman ...
Leonor Colman
Silvia Fournier ...
Mirta
Guillermo Murray ...
Count Sergio Subotai
José Baviera ...
Sr. Colman
Yolanda Margain
Carlos Nieto
Maricarmen Vela
Alfredo Wally Barrón ...
(as Alfredo Whally Barron)
Alicia Moreno
Álvaro Matute
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Yah
18 June 2002 | by (Haddonfield, IL) – See all my reviews

Compared to the other vampire films in this series of Mexican horror films, this one really leaves a lot to be desired, despite the usual atmospheric touches that make the films interesting to look at.

Although "World of Vampires" follows the same game plan of interesting art direction and sets, a great deal of credibility is sacrificed in order to further the story, and a lot of the special effects are downright laughable (the usual rubber bats are in abundance here). Take, for instance, the laughable premise that a particular tune has the ability to harm vampires when played on any type of keyboard. If that's not strictly Ed Wood, I don't know what is.

"World of Vampires" also suffers from the lack of a coherent story. Here we have the diabolical Count Subotai, a vampire who apparently wants to die but cannot rest until he eradicates the descendants of the vampire slayer who offed his own clan many years before. This plot has been revisited too many times in these Mexican vampire films, and even in the non-vampire Mexican horror flick "Brainiac". Gee, good thing the hero of this one, Rudy, knows how to play the piano, and also knows how to play that deadly vampire ditty.

Martha is the resident chica-in-trouble in this particular story, and there are lots of miscellaneous vampires who either are male, blind, and terribly ugly, or female and "stunningly" beautiful. In fact, the Count is the only male vampire who doesn't wear a cheap rubber ugly-mask. Go figure.

Nonsensical can always be forgiven, but boring can never be. Ultimately, it occurs to me that "World of Vampires" could have been edited down to about 45 minutes or less. Other than what I have recounted here, there isn't much I can remember about this one, and I'm sure I'm not the only one. Look up "The Bloody Vampire" or "Vampire's Coffin" instead.


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