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The Brainiac [TV] (1962)
"El barón del terror" (original title)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller  -  1963 (USA)
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In 1661 Mexico, the Baron Vitelius of Astara is sentenced to be burned alive by the Holy Inquisition of Mexico for witchcraft, necromancy, and other crimes. As he dies, the Baron swears ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Abel Salazar ...
Baron Vitelius d'Estera
Ariadna Welter ...
Bar girl - Second victim (as Ariadne Welter)
David Silva ...
Detective inspector
Germán Robles ...
Indalecio Pantoja / Sebastián de Pantoja
Luis Aragón ...
Prof. Saturnino Millán
Mauricio Garcés ...
Forensic surgeon
Ofelia Guilmáin ...
Luis Meneses' wife
René Cardona ...
Baltasar de Meneses / Luis Meneses
Rubén Rojo ...
Reinaldo Miranda / Marcos Miranda
Carlos Nieto ...
Lic. Francisco Coria
Carlota Solares ...
Townswoman
Federico Curiel ...
Detective
Magda Donato ...
Townswoman
Magda Urvizu ...
María Pantoja (as Magda Urbizu)
Miguel Brillas ...
Inquisitor Contreras
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In 1661 Mexico, the Baron Vitelius of Astara is sentenced to be burned alive by the Holy Inquisition of Mexico for witchcraft, necromancy, and other crimes. As he dies, the Baron swears vengeance against the descendants of the Inquisitors. 300 years later, a comet that was passing overhead on the night of the Baron's execution returns to earth, bringing with it the Baron in the form of a horrible, brain-eating monster that terrorizes the Inquisitor's descendants. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Baron Vitelius: It so happens liquor does me damage. I once had a very strange disease.
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A maniac with a lot of knowledge is a threat.
17 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Baron Vitelius Destera (Abel Salazar) is burned at the stake by The Inquisition, and vows to return 300 years later to exact revenge, just as Paul Naschy did in El espanto surge de la tumba.

Riding in on a comet, the Baron returns to seek revenge.

Do not expect a polished production; this 1962 after all! But, the brain-eating monster with the forked tongue is a sight to see! What a waste of a good long tongue. :-) He uses hypnotism to stun his victims before he sucks out their brains. Watching a father frozen immobile while his daughter is killed was precious.

The Baron always has a dish of brains around for a snack in between murders.

What an ending.


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