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El fantasma del convento (1934)

Alfonso (Del Campo), Eduardo (Villatoro) and Eduardo's wife Cristina (Ruel) get lost when visiting a forest. A strange monk finds them and takes them to an ancient convent. There, the three... See full summary »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Enrique del Campo Enrique del Campo ... Alfonso
Marta Roel Marta Roel ... Cristina
Carlos Villatoro Carlos Villatoro ... Eduardo
Paco Martínez Paco Martínez ... Padre Prior
Victorio Blanco Victorio Blanco ... Monje
Francisco Lugo Francisco Lugo
Beltrán de Heredia Beltrán de Heredia
Agustín González Agustín González
José Ignacio Rocha José Ignacio Rocha ... Custodio
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Alfonso (Del Campo), Eduardo (Villatoro) and Eduardo's wife Cristina (Ruel) get lost when visiting a forest. A strange monk finds them and takes them to an ancient convent. There, the three amigos suffer personality changes, specially Cristina who tries to seduce Alfonso in a strange coincidence to a story told by an old monk. After some efforts to escape, Alfonso is trapped inside a jail and more strange and macabre situations happen. Written by Maximiliano Maza <mmaza@campus.mty.itesm.mx>

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

21 April 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fantasy of the Monastery See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Sistema Rodriguez Hermanos)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Great ghost story
21 April 2000 | by alfonsohinojosaSee all my reviews

This is one of a kind movie. The story is very simple, 3 friends get lost during a storm and end up in a haunted convent. Although the movie is a little predictable and somewhat moralistic, it keeps you at the edge of your seat all the way long. The movie is intentionally slow and sometimes you wish the characters get out of the tomb - like convent running as fast as they can. As with all the old horror movies, this one depends on acting and atmosphere rather than FX to reach its goal, and it does deliver. You almost can see the shadows walking off the wall and going after the main characters. The monks are quite unnerving, specially the laconic and authoritarian abbot. Although this film is no roller coaster, still is an unforgettable experience


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