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The Vampires (1969)

Las vampiras (original title)
A wrestler (Mil Máscaras) tries to break up a covey of vampires, led by the King of Vampires (Carradine)

Director:

Federico Curiel

Writers:

Adolfo Torres Portillo (screenplay), Federico Curiel (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Carradine ... Count Branus Alucard
María Duval ... Veria
Pedro Armendáriz Jr. ... Carlos Mayer (as Pedro Armendariz)
Mil Máscaras ... Mil Máscaras
Marta Romero Marta Romero ... Aura (as Martha Romero)
Maura Monti ... Marian
Dagoberto Rodríguez ... Comandante Garfias
Vianey Lárraga Vianey Lárraga ... (as Vianey Larraga)
Elsa María Tako Elsa María Tako ... Vampira (as Elsa Maria)
Manuel Garay Manuel Garay ... Asistente de Mil Máscaras
Rossy Ceballos Rossy Ceballos
Sara Benítez Sara Benítez
Felipe del Castillo Felipe del Castillo ... Tío de Marian
Juan Ortiz Hernandez Juan Ortiz Hernandez ... Sargento López
Joe Carson Joe Carson ... Self
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A wrestler (Mil Máscaras) tries to break up a covey of vampires, led by the King of Vampires (Carradine)

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Contrary to popular belief, and despite being stated as doing so in several reference guides, John Carradine does not play Count Dracula in this movie, at least in the original Spanish version. Carradine's character is a vampire and is dressed in the traditional Dracula style costume, but his name is Branus and he is described as having been Dracula's master. Plus, his goal is to become King of the vampires along with Veria, Countess Dracula (María Duval), the widow of the Count. See more »

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An English dubbed version of this film was sold to television. See more »

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At Least Carradine is Fun
14 July 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Vampiras, Las (1969)

* (out of 4)

One of four Mexican horror films that Carradine made in a row features him as a Count ordering vampire brides to get new victims but there's a masked wrestler to the rescue. If you're coming into this expecting an out and out horror film then you're going to be disappointed but the majority of the action takes place with the wrestler, which is certainly just a rip on the Santo series. I wasn't a fan of that series and I'm not a fan of this movie, which drags itself out to 90-minutes and really doesn't have much going for it. This is obviously a very low budgeted movie so we get all sorts of bad special effects including the scenes where the bats transform into the women. The effects used here are so incredibly bad that I'm sure filmmakers from the 1890's would be laughing at them. There's another funny sequence where there's suppose to be a car crash but it's obvious the cars are driving incredibly slow so that they can avoid any damage to the cars. What does work are all the unintentional laughs, which there are plenty of. Carradine's performance, dubbed by a Mexican man at least thirty-years younger, offers up some goofy fun in his over the top performance. There are scenes with Carradine locked in a cage acting like a gorilla, which have to be seen if you're a fan of his. The rest of the cast are all forgettable, which is pretty much the one word for this film. I had to view the film in Spanish without any subs but I doubt the dialogue would have helped any.


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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

13 June 1969 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

The Vampire Girls See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Filmica Vergara S.A. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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