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Muñecos infernales (1961)

Approved | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 13 April 1961 (Mexico)
Four men are cursed by a voodoo priest for stealing a sacred idol from his temple. Soon a band of murderous "doll men" are after the men and their families.

Director:

Benito Alazraki

Writer:

Alfredo Salazar (story and adaptation)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Elvira Quintana ... Karina
Ramón Gay ... Dr. Armando Valdés
Roberto G. Rivera Roberto G. Rivera ... Molinar
Quintín Bulnes ... Zandor / Voodoo Priest
Nora Veryán Nora Veryán ... Marta
Luis Aragón Luis Aragón ... Daniel
Alfonso Arnold Alfonso Arnold
Jorge Mondragón Jorge Mondragón ... Luis
Salvador Lozano Salvador Lozano ... Gilberto
Margarita Villegas Margarita Villegas ... María, esposa de Luis
Norma Navarro Norma Navarro ... Anita
Xavier Loyá ... Juan
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Four men are cursed by a voodoo priest for stealing a sacred idol from his temple. Soon a band of murderous "doll men" are after the men and their families.

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idol | doll | voodoo | murder | curse | See All (5) »

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A psychadelic trip into the 5th dimension!


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Approved
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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

13 April 1961 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

The Curse of the Doll People See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico

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Mono (RCA High Fidelity)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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It was produced by Cinematográfica Calderón S.A. The screenplay by Alfredo Salazar is an uncredited adaptation of the novel Burn Witch Burn! by A. Merritt. See more »

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Ramon Gay is billed as Raymond Gay in the AIP-TV version. See more »

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Right next to Brainiac as the best of Mexican Horror...
12 July 2009 | by rixrexSee all my reviews

My favorite Mexican Horror film Brainiac, aka Baron of terror, has got good competition here with this extremely eerie and moody terror drama about a voodoo curse involving menacing, murderous 'dolls' brought to life.

These 'dolls' are actually closer to the size of a ventriloquist's's dummy, and apparently are being performed by rather small midgets. However goofy this may sound, the dolls are actually very spooky and take the facial appearance of the people they have murdered, with rather stolid expressions. This is a very nice effect as it makes the dolls more menacing.

They are silent and lethal, and get away with ease, making quite a mystery, except for the viewer of course. The addition of a full-sized hideous zombie, plus a fine and eerie music score make this worthwhile viewing. As always, with Mexican horror films, it's quick pace keeps you from dwelling on some plot weaknesses and weird wording due to dubbing into English.


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