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Maniac Mansion (1972)

La mansión de la niebla (original title)
A couple, lost in thick fog, take refuge in an old mansion next to a cemetery. Strange things start to happen.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Martha Clinton (as Evelin Stewart)
... Elsa (as Analia Gade)
Lisa Leonardi ... Laura (as Anna Lisa Nardi)
... Fred (as Andres Resino)
Franco Fantasia ... Mr. Porter
... Ernest (as Alberto Dalbes)
... Mrs. Tremont (as Ylena Samarina)
... Elsa's Father (as Jorge Rigaud)
Ingrid Garbo ... Ellen
... Mr. Tremont
José Luis Velasco ... Chofer / Ghost (as Jose Louis Velasco)
Saturno Cerra ... Man in the Road
Emilia Rubio
José Félix Montoya ... Hotel Guest (as Felix Jose Montoya)
Magoya Montenegro ... Female Hotel Guest 2
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A couple, lost in thick fog, take refuge in an old mansion next to a cemetery. Strange things start to happen.

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The Road Less Taken
28 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

Surprsingly well-directed "gothic" tale of a group of people that "accidentally" get together in an old house in the middle of nowhere one creepy night only to find that, one by one, people start to disappear and/or die. Yep, this kind of story has been done over and over again, but this version works well for a number of reasons. The acting is pretty good from the all foreign cast. The lassies are lovely and have some talent. The characters that are meant to be creepy pull that off as well. The director Francisco Lara Polop creates a good deal of tension and breathes a lot of life into some otherwise stale plot contrivances. The mysterious old woman and the gigantic bald chauffeur popping up here and there really added some scares to the film. The story, even when it became clear what was going on, was nurtured in such a way as to still keep you involved. I liked Murder Mansion quite a bit. It is a great film to watch alone at night. Just remember that the road less taken sometimes is the road one should avoid.


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