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Raúl Artigot (screenplay)
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A photojournalist traveling through the Pyrenees on assignment with a beautiful writer stays overnight at an ancient Spanish castle, only to hear that the adjoining mountain is occupied by a coven of witches. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Patty Shepard ... Delia
Cihangir Gaffari ... Mario (as John Caffari)
Mónica Randall ... Carla
Guillermo Bredeston
Soledad Silveyra
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luis Barboo ... Hombre encadenado
María Eugenia Calleja
Ana Farra ... Santa
Carmen Herrera
Víctor Israel ... Posadero
Conchita Linares
Inés Morales ... Mujer gato

Directed by
Raúl Artigot 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Raúl Artigot  screenplay
Raúl Artigot  story
Juan Cortés  screenplay
Juan Cortés  story
Félix Fernández  screenplay
Félix Fernández  story
José Truchado  screenplay
José Truchado  story

Original Music by
Fernando García Morcillo 
Cinematography by
Fernando Espiga 
Ramón Sempere 
Film Editing by
Pedro del Rey 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andrés Vich .... first assistant director

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Also Known As:
"The Witches Mountain" - USA (TV title)
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80 min | USA:84 min (DVD)
Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)
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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Not as bad as you might think, 10 March 2009
Author: Zeegrade from Doomed Theater of Despair

Witches' Mountatin begins with an exasperated woman who is driven to burning her admittedly bratty daughter. This woman is the wife of Mario, who looks as if he walked off a porno set, a newspaper photographer who is so turned off by spending time with her that he calls his boss and demands that he cancel his vacation and send him on any assignment available. He gets his wish in the form of a mountain community that is supposedly haunted. As Mario travels to the mountain he comes across a blued-eyed, raven haired beauty, Delia played by Patty Shepard. After a quick introduction that began by Mario photographing her topless, a shot not afforded the viewer much to my chagrin, she agrees to accompany him to the mountain. Once they arrive both Mario and Delia realize that there is truth to the rumors. All does not end well.

What turned me on most about this movie was how smart it was written. Too many times the lead characters remain stupid just to advance the plot. When Mario comes across something that seems odd he doesn't accept it as face value but rather questions why it so. The face Delia sees in her second floor window prompts just such an example. The use of the music was very effective as well as it added to the eerie atmosphere. The Witches' Mountain doesn't offer anything new or original and is very tame (no nudity and PG level violence) but what it does well is present a quick paced story that kept me interested to the end. A true surprise indeed! Give it a view.

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