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The Invasion of the Vampires (1963)

La invasión de los vampiros (original title)
A doctor and his assistant hunt down a vampire named Count Frankenhausen, who is terrorizing the populace.

Director:

Miguel Morayta

Writer:

Miguel Morayta
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Cast

Cast overview:
Erna Martha Bauman ... Brunhilda Frankenhausen
Rafael del Río Rafael del Río ... Dr. Ulises Albarrán
Tito Junco ... Marqués Gonzalo Guzmán de la Serna
Fernando Soto ... Crescencio (as Fernando Soto 'Mantequilla')
Bertha Moss ... Frau Hildegarda
Carlos Agostí ... Conde Frankenhausen
Enrique Lucero ... Lázaro
David Reynoso ... Don Máximo, alcalde
Enrique García Álvarez ... Padre Victor
José Chávez José Chávez ... Pueblerino
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A doctor and his assistant hunt down a vampire named Count Frankenhausen, who is terrorizing the populace.

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Invasion of the Vampires See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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One of the finest horror films from Mexico...
22 February 2008 | by mikesthunderSee all my reviews

The opening scene of La Invasion de los Vampiros sets a wonderfully chilling, Gothic tone which carries through. It's a very effective, creepy movie. Mexican horror is unique. It's not often in a classic horror film you can mix a desert setting equip with blowing sand and tumble weeds with lush atmosphere and vampires. This film very effectively captures the essence of what made great Mexican horror what it is. Although some of these films are often considered campy, one should realize that this is largely due to the infamous English dubbed prints Americans watched in the late 60s, which often times were poorly done and therefore often detracted from the films serious elements. I highly recommend this title as it is as well produced as any other horror counterpart from this era. That is if you can find a decent print of it, which sadly is not easy to do. This film deserves to be re-released properly.


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