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El ataúd del Vampiro (1958)

Graverobbers stumble upon the tomb of a vampire, who turns them into zombies to do his bidding, which is to stalk and capture beautiful women.

Director:

Fernando Méndez

Writers:

Ramón Obón (adaptation), Raúl Zenteno (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Abel Salazar ... Dr. Enrique Saldívar
Ariadne Welter Ariadne Welter ... Marta González (as Ariadna Welter)
Germán Robles ... Count Karol de Lavud
Yerye Beirute ... Barraza (as Yeire Beirute)
Alicia Montoya ... María Teresa
Guillermo Orea ... Doctor Mendoza
Carlos Ancira Carlos Ancira ... Gerente museo
Antonio Raxel Antonio Raxel ... Director hospital
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Storyline

Graverobbers stumble upon the tomb of a vampire, who turns them into zombies to do his bidding, which is to stalk and capture beautiful women.

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From the depths of Evil comes a diabolical killer of beautiful women!


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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Vampire's Coffin See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico

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Cinematográfica ABSA See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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There is a smiling skull-and-crossbones insignia on the posters and lobby cards, with the words "Recommended by Young America Horror Club". There was no such organization; it was an invention of producer K. Gordon Murray to boost ticket sales. See more »

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Every time Count Luvud turns into a bat and flies around, you can see the wires holding the bat. See more »

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Don't hide in the medieval torture device, duh!
9 February 2007 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

Imagine yourself trapped inside a museum of the dark middle Ages and a resurrected vampire and his maniacal sidekick are chasing you. Where is the absolute last place you want to hide? I'd say inside the uncanny Virgin of Nuremberg torture device, because there's a good risk you'll get brutally spiked to death. And yet, the elderly lady in this film stupidly runs into her spiked coffin. "The Vampire's Coffin" is a rather disappointing sequel, as director Fernando Méndez doesn't re-create the Gothic atmosphere of the 1957-original but puts the emphasis on comical situations and dialogs. No more ominous castles with eerie cobwebs and dark vaults, but confused doctors and clumsy assistants that provoke laughs instead of frights. The story opens inside Count de Lavud's final resting place, where an eminent doctor and a hired assistant steal the coffin in order to examine the corpse at a private clinic. Naturally the wooden stake gets removed from his heart, and the vampire count comes to live again, immediately enslaving the petty thief to do his dirty work. The vampire has his eye on a beautiful female patient at the clinic, and it's up to Dr. Enrique Saldívar to rescue her soul and to destroy the bloodsucker. "The Vampire's Coffin" uses a limited amount of locations and there's very little action. The whole film would actually be pretty boring if it weren't for a handful of memorable sequences and decent acting performances. The photography is amazing, though, with the sublime use of shadows and darkness. This is most notably during the scene in which Count de Lavud stalks a young woman through the deserted streets of little town at night. It's the only truly worthwhile scene of the whole film, the rest is fairly mediocre and déjà-vu.


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