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El vampiro (1957)

A pretty young Mexican girl returns to her hometown to make funeral arrangements for her beloved aunt, who has just died. Soon she begins to hear disturbing stories about the town being ... See full summary »

Director:

Fernando Méndez

Writers:

Ramón Obón (story), Ramón Obón (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Abel Salazar ... Dr. Enrique
Ariadne Welter Ariadne Welter ... Marta Gonzalez (as Ariadna Welter)
Carmen Montejo ... Eloisa
José Luis Jiménez José Luis Jiménez ... Emilio
Mercedes Soler Mercedes Soler ... Maria - servant
Alicia Montoya ... María Teresa
José Chávez José Chávez ... Anselmo
Julio Daneri Julio Daneri ... Duval's servant
Amado Zumaya Amado Zumaya ... Duval's servant
Germán Robles ... Count Karol de Lavud / Duval
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Storyline

A pretty young Mexican girl returns to her hometown to make funeral arrangements for her beloved aunt, who has just died. Soon she begins to hear disturbing stories about the town being infested by vampires, and she eventually begins to suspect that her remaining aunt and the mysterious next=door neighbor may be involved. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Vampire See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cinematográfica ABSA See more »
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This is considered by many to be the first film to feature a vampire with the elongated fangs. See more »

Quotes

Count Karol de Lavud: We've been brought to a halt in the middle of this strange bridge that extends between the end of life and the beginning of death.
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Featured in Mondo Macabro: Mexican Horror Movies (2002) See more »

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A vampiric Count attempts to resurrect his brother.
30 June 1999 | by evilskipSee all my reviews

This is probably the best Mexican vampire movie. The sets are great(Azteca Studio).The atmosphere is dank with swirling fog and mist. A young girl returns to her childhood home with a doctor she met on a train. The doctor holds a secret. The girl's family has an aunt under the spell of the vampire. The Count sets his sights on Marta and plans to resurrect his long dead brother. The mood and the music are fantastic. Only thing keeping this from a 10 is the cheesy dubbed dialogue. Hard to find but well worth it.


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