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Cauldron of Blood (1970)

El coleccionista de cadáveres (original title)
A blind sculptor works on his magnum opus unaware that the skeletons he has been using for armatures are the remains of the victims of his evil wife and that he is the next target.

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John Melson (screenplay), Edward Mann (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jean-Pierre Aumont ... Claude Marchand
Boris Karloff ... Franz Badulescu
Viveca Lindfors ... Tania Badulescu
Rosenda Monteros ... Valerie
Milo Quesada ... Shanghai
Dyanik Zurakowska ... Elga (as Dianik Zurakowska)
Rubén Rojo ... Pablo (as Ruben Rojo)
Jacqui Speed Jacqui Speed ... Pilar
Mercedes Rojo Mercedes Rojo ... Gypsy Queen
Mary Lou Palermo Mary Lou Palermo ... Stewardess
Manuel de Blas ... Lenny
Eduardo Coutelenq Eduardo Coutelenq ... Domingo (as Eduardo Coutelen)
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A blind sculptor works on his magnum opus unaware that the skeletons he has been using for armatures are the remains of the victims of his evil wife and that he is the next target.

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

1 August 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blind Man's Bluff See more »

Filming Locations:

Estudios Roma, Madrid, Spain See more »

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Runtime:

(Blu-ray)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The soundtrack for this film was used as incidental music for Filmation Studios live-action series "Shazam!" as well as the Filmation-produced animated Star Trek series. See more »

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Featured in Slumber Party '57 (1976) See more »

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One of the most wretched and unedifying movies of all time.
19 January 1999 | by Henry-17See all my reviews

Not until three years after the death of Boris Karloff, EL COLECCIONISTA DE CADAVERES had his premiere at the cinema in August 1971. For me, it verges on the miraculous that this could happen anyhow. This obscure Spanish-American production was one of the last movies in which the master of the horror film appeared, but he could not enhance the movie in any way, being only a shadow of his former screen presence. The entire film, on which work began in February 1967 and lasted about three months, has not a single appealing scene to offer. It is so tedious that it is a real challenge to follow the "plot" without falling asleep. To make matters worse, J.P.Aumont and V.Lindfors are spectacular miscast. Especially Aumont torments the viewer, acting bored and arrogant. He is nothing less than a constant provocation for the paying audience. R.Rojo and R.Monteros on the other hand tend to heavy overacting, which doesn't support the film either. Thanks to the depressingly dumb screenplay, indifferent direction and annoyingly bad actors, EL COLECCIONISTA DE CADAVERES is one of the most wretched and unedifying movies of all time. In comparison to this, the movies Karloff made shortly after in Mexico are pure entertainment.


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