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Credited cast:
Manuel Marín ...
Actor in vampire movie / Negro / Johnny Terrori (voice)
Margarita Aguero ...
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Frank González ...
Actor in vampire movie / Pepe (voice)
Irela Bravo ...
Lola (voice)
Carlos González ...
Mirella Guillot ...
Carmen Solar ...
Juan Padrón ...
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A scientist invents a potion that allows vampires to be able to live under the rays of the sun. When the word gets out to the vampires of the world, they fly to Cuba to gain control of the potion. It becomes a battle between the American and the East European vampires. A trumpet player is the scientist's nephew and holds the formula for the elixir. Written by RocksLikeABoulder

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18 September 2011 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Juan Padrón's "¡Vampiros en La Habana!" ("Vampires in Havana" in English) has to be one of the funniest animated features that I've ever seen. It's a really clever mixture of horror with political satire. The movie focuses on Joseph, a trumpet player in 1930s Havana who is participating in a plot to overthrow Gerardo Machado, the country's dictator. However, he doesn't know that he's a vampire, the grandson of Count Dracula. His father developed an anti-sun formula that allows the creatures of the night to walk around during the day. But the Chicago mafia and a group of vampire businessmen want to get their hands on the formula, each side wanting to use it for their own ends.

You have to know some about Cuba's history to fully understand the plot. But aside from that, it's hilarious to hear the mafiosi speak Spanish with flat American accents. Not to mention that we get to hear some great music.

OK, so maybe we could be a little cynical and note that the movie serves as propaganda: the villains are corporations, the mafia and even a racist Englishman (he has nothing but scorn for anyone who isn't 100% white). So what? It's a really funny movie! The excess of vampires in pop culture during the past few years belies the really witty movies about blood-suckers out there. Definitely one that you're sure to like.

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