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13 April 1961 (Mexico) See more »
A psychadelic trip into the 5th dimension!
Four men are cursed by a voodoo priest for stealing a sacred idol from his temple. Soon a band of murderous "doll men" are after the men and their families. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Elvira Quintana ... Karina
Ramón Gay ... Dr. Armando Valdés
Roberto G. Rivera ... Molinar
Quintín Bulnes ... Zandor / Voodoo Priest
Nora Veryán ... Marta
Luis Aragón ... Daniel
Alfonso Arnold
Jorge Mondragón ... Luis
Salvador Lozano ... Gilberto
Margarita Villegas ... María, esposa de Luis

Norma Navarro ... Anita
Xavier Loyá ... Juan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chel López ... Detective (uncredited)

Directed by
Benito Alazraki 
Paul Nagle (English version)
Writing credits
Alfredo Salazar (story and adaptation)

Produced by
Guillermo Calderón .... producer (as Guillermo Calderon Stell)
Cinematography by
Enrique Wallace 
Film Editing by
Alfredo Rosas Priego  (as Alfredo Rosas P.)
Production Design by
Manuel Fontanals 
Set Decoration by
Ernesto Carrasco 
Makeup Department
Felisa Ladrón de Guevara .... makeup artist (as Felisa L. de Guevara)
Production Management
Roberto G. Rivera .... production manager
Luis G. Rubín .... production chief
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Felipe Palomino .... assistant director
Sound Department
Ernesto Caballero .... dialogue recordist
James L. Fields .... sound supervisor
Reynaldo P. Portillo .... sound editor (as Reynaldo Portillo)
Galdino R. Samperio .... sound re-recordist (as Galdino Samperio)
Special Effects by
Enrique Gordillo .... trick effects (as J. Enrique Gordillo)
Juan Muñoz Ravelo .... special effects
Editorial Department
José Li-ho .... assistant editor (as Jose Liho)
Music Department
Antonio Díaz Conde .... music supervisor
Antonio Díaz Conde .... musical director
Other crew
Paul Nagle .... dubbing supervisor: English language version

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Also Known As:
"Curse of the Doll People" - USA (DVD title)
"Devil Doll Men" - USA (informal literal English title)
"The Curse of the Doll People" - USA (TV title)
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Right next to Brainiac as the best of Mexican Horror..., 12 July 2009
Author: rixrex from United States

My favorite Mexican Horror film Brainiac, aka Baron of terror, has got good competition here with this extremely eerie and moody terror drama about a voodoo curse involving menacing, murderous 'dolls' brought to life.

These 'dolls' are actually closer to the size of a ventriloquist's's dummy, and apparently are being performed by rather small midgets. However goofy this may sound, the dolls are actually very spooky and take the facial appearance of the people they have murdered, with rather stolid expressions. This is a very nice effect as it makes the dolls more menacing.

They are silent and lethal, and get away with ease, making quite a mystery, except for the viewer of course. The addition of a full-sized hideous zombie, plus a fine and eerie music score make this worthwhile viewing. As always, with Mexican horror films, it's quick pace keeps you from dwelling on some plot weaknesses and weird wording due to dubbing into English.

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