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Swamp of the Lost Souls (1957)
"El pantano de las ánimas" (original title)

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A disappearing body leads a detective and his sidekick into an encounter with a gill man.



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Complete credited cast:
Gastón Santos ...
Rayo de Plata ...
Gastón's Horse
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Don Nacho Mendoza
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A disappearing body leads a detective and his sidekick into an encounter with a gill man.

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5 September 1957 (Mexico)  »

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Swamp of the Lost Souls  »

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When Gastón dives towards the aquatic monster while holding the knife between his lips, the way the knife bends reveals it's actually made of rubber or a similarly soft material. See more »


References Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) See more »

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My favorite Mexican Monster movie
16 August 2002 | by (Skull Island) – See all my reviews

I've seen lots of these K. Gordon Murray specialties, like the Aztec Mummy series, Nostrodamus, etc. They are all terrible, but this one has a certain charm to it. I won't give anything vital away, but a short description is in order. A man dies and his corpse goes missing. His heir, a beautiful woman, comes to take over the estate. Weird things happen involving some sort of monster and a cowboy/detective arrives to investigate. That's all I'll say. Its got some atmosphere and nice scenery, and that's all. It still stinks, but not as bad as Wrestling Women vs. the Aztec Mummy. This would have been ideal for an episode of MST3K. RATING: 3 out of 10. Barely watchable.

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