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¡Vampiros en La Habana! (1985)

Not Rated | | Animation , Comedy , Horror | 1985 (Cuba)
A vampire family from Cuba is preparing for a showdown between the USA vampires and the Eastern European vampires. But with the aid of a scientist, they need a type of vaccination where they can live in daylight.

Director:

Juan Padrón

Writers:

Ernesto Padrón (dialogue), Ernesto Padrón (screen story) | 3 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Frank González Frank González ... Pepito / Smiley / Al Tapone / Actor in Vampire Movie (voice)
Manuel Marín Manuel Marín ... Johnny Terrori / Vampiro negro / Actor in Vampire Movie (voice)
Irela Bravo Irela Bravo ... Lola (voice)
Carlos González Carlos González ... Tio Werner Amadeus Von Dracula (voice)
Mirella Guillot Mirella Guillot ... (voice)
Carmen Solar Carmen Solar ... (voice)
Juan Padrón Juan Padrón ... (voice)
Margarita Aguero Margarita Aguero ... Actress in Vampire Movie
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Friedrich W. Bauschulte Friedrich W. Bauschulte ... Onkel (voice)
Friedrich G. Beckhaus ... (voice)
Detlef Bierstedt Detlef Bierstedt ... Pepe (voice)
Sonja Deutsch Sonja Deutsch ... (voice)
Joseline Gassen Joseline Gassen ... Gattin (voice)
Helmut Gauß Helmut Gauß ... (voice)
Manfred Grote Manfred Grote ... (voice) (as Manfred Grothe)
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A scientist invents a potion that allows vampires to be able to live under the rays of the sun. When the word gets out to the vampires of the world, they fly to Cuba to gain control of the potion. It becomes a battle between the American and the East European vampires. A trumpet player is the scientist's nephew and holds the formula for the elixir. Written by RocksLikeABoulder

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Not since FRITZ THE CAT has there been such a freewheeling sexy cartoon romp!


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Country:

Cuba | Spain | West Germany

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

1985 (Cuba) See more »

Also Known As:

Vampires in Havana See more »

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Mono

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The film poster still sells well to tourists in Havana in 2016. See more »

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Followed by Más vampiros en La Habana (2003) See more »

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blood-drinkers go conga
18 September 2011 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Juan Padrón's "¡Vampiros en La Habana!" ("Vampires in Havana" in English) has to be one of the funniest animated features that I've ever seen. It's a really clever mixture of horror with political satire. The movie focuses on Joseph, a trumpet player in 1930s Havana who is participating in a plot to overthrow Gerardo Machado, the country's dictator. However, he doesn't know that he's a vampire, the grandson of Count Dracula. His father developed an anti-sun formula that allows the creatures of the night to walk around during the day. But the Chicago mafia and a group of vampire businessmen want to get their hands on the formula, each side wanting to use it for their own ends.

You have to know some about Cuba's history to fully understand the plot. But aside from that, it's hilarious to hear the mafiosi speak Spanish with flat American accents. Not to mention that we get to hear some great music.

OK, so maybe we could be a little cynical and note that the movie serves as propaganda: the villains are corporations, the mafia and even a racist Englishman (he has nothing but scorn for anyone who isn't 100% white). So what? It's a really funny movie! The excess of vampires in pop culture during the past few years belies the really witty movies about blood-suckers out there. Definitely one that you're sure to like.


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