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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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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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A good combination of thriller and Gothic horror
22 May 2013 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK) – See all my reviews

A group of strangers wind up at a remote mansion one foggy night. Soon they are terrorized by a ghostly chauffeur and vampiric old woman.

This is a pretty solid Spanish flick that combines the feel of a thriller with spooky supernatural horror. It opens in such a way as you would be forgiven for thinking that you were in for some giallo mayhem, seeing as it quickly introduces us to a selection of shady characters. But pretty soon after the action moves to the fog enclosed environs of an old dark house and creepy graveyard. The combination of the two strands of film type works pretty well all-in-all with a decent enough amount of intrigue in the set-up and some quite effective scary moments. The latter is covered almost exclusively by the appearances of the two ghosts, who are utilised well. In particular, a scene where a woman turns in bed to be confronted face to face with the scary old woman is pretty spine tingling. The focus is really more on spookiness in general, as there isn't a lot of sex and violence in this one. Which isn't entirely surprising really considering this was made in Franco's Spain, in a climate that was very conservative about such matters. The cast of actors is good enough, with the star turn being Evelyn Stewart who appeared in several Italian pictures from the time including a very memorable role in the excellent giallo The Case of the Scorpion's Tail.

So all-in-all a somewhat under-appreciated film. It hardly breaks the mould but it does what it does well enough. Spanish films from the 70's tended to be poorer relations to their Italian equivalents. And while this one has its weaknesses, it is certainly one of the stronger Spanish thrillers from the period.


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