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Maniac Mansion (1972)
"La mansión de la niebla" (original title)

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A couple, lost in thick fog, take refuge in an old mansion next to a cemetery. Strange things start to happen.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ida Galli ...
Martha Clinton (as Evelin Stewart)
Analía Gadé ...
Elsa (as Analia Gade)
Lisa Leonardi ...
Laura (as Anna Lisa Nardi)
Andrés Resino ...
Fred (as Andres Resino)
Franco Fantasia ...
Mr. Porter
Alberto Dalbés ...
Ernest (as Alberto Dalbes)
Yelena Samarina ...
Mrs. Tremont (as Ylena Samarina)
George Rigaud ...
Elsa's father (as Jorge Rigaud)
Ingrid Garbo ...
Ellen
Eduardo Fajardo ...
Mr. Tremont
José Luis Velasco ...
Chofer / Ghost (as Jose Louis Velasco)
Saturno Cerra ...
Man in the road
Emilia Rubio
José Félix Montoya ...
Hotel guest (as Felix Jose Montoya)
Magoya Montenegro ...
Female Hotel Guest 2
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A couple, lost in thick fog, take refuge in an old mansion next to a cemetery. Strange things start to happen.

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1 November 1973 (USA)  »

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ESP 20,870,652 (Spain)
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For the Kind of Movie It Is, Not Half Bad
28 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This minor and bargain-bin budget entry in the "travelers gathered in creepy mansion" genre is surprisingly good and effective.

A bunch of characters wind up spending the night in a Gothic home near a cemetery, where legends about the undead abound. The film isn't very adept at introducing us to these people in a way that makes it clear who they are and how they're related to one another, but the only thing that's important anyway is that one of them is the wealthy wife of a dissatisfied husband with serious daddy issues and a history of nervous breakdowns. She's convinced that she saw a giant man dressed as a butler joined by an old woman lurking in the cemetery, a story that the hostess is only too happy to corroborate with her own tales about the dark and eerie history that surrounds the place. People start dying, a couple of the more curious house guests suspect that something's afoot and go investigating, and there you have your movie.

By the time the film is over, it's more mystery than horror movie, but it's fairly cleverly plotted for the kind of movie it is, and it does manage to effect a couple of genuinely creepy moments. Keep in mind that this is super low budget obscure cinema we're talking about here, so everything is relative, but within that narrow definition, this film isn't half bad.

Listed at IMDb as "Maniac Mansion," but the version I saw was titled "Murder Mansion."

Grade: B


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