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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 »

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Fernando Méndez

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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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FREE From the blood bank BLOOD COCKTAILS can you drink them? See more »


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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Germán Robles. 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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Connections

Followed by El ataúd del Vampiro (1958) See more »

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Dark and atmospheric
24 October 1999 | by Loplop-2See all my reviews

I have just seen El vampiro during a Latin American Film festival held in Amsterdam and Rotterdam, where its protagonist German Robles was present as guest of honour.

El vampiro is imaginative rather than talkative and has imagery no American fifties vampire flick can match. The story, of course, is lame and predictable, and, as Latin movies go, there is a lot of supernatural hokum coming with it. The overriding presence of Robles, together with the humor and the menacing, beautiful atmosphere, make up for it.

Vampiric action is kept to a bare minimum and the man-to-bat-metamorphosis (and vice versa) challenges in no way the 1932 standard. Nevertheless, it is one of the classics of the genre.

If you want to know how a vampire lady looks when she tries very hard to look like a vampire lady - well, the film gives you ample chance. One last thing: the soundtrack, however primitive, is a revelation: good vampire music and sound effects culminate in the humorous ending, when the leading man's words are drowned by the departing train's whistle. Nearly perfect.


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