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Maniac Mansion (1972)

La mansión de la niebla (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 1 November 1973 (USA)
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 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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Worthwhile gothic diversion
11 August 2004 | by (Montreal) – See all my reviews

Despite its hoary silent-era plot, this is a nicely atmospheric minor chiller from Spain. Actually, it's as much a mystery-thriller as a horror pic, having some stylistic elements in common with the Edgar Wallace series, but the spooky mansion and cemetery sequences would not be amiss in a Margheriti or Corman classic. The director and art director fill the screen with significant details and the brooding color cinematography is suitably eerie, if a mite garish (it was the 70s, after all). The cast is attractive, particularly Lisa Nardi, who's quite a dish in shiny leather jacket and tight bellbottoms; unfortunately, it looks like a few nude scenes were clipped for the American release. There's no gore to speak of, nor much Rollinesque artiness, just good old-fashioned gothic chills. Definitely worth a look for connoisseurs, but not quite a "keeper".


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