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The Valdemar Legacy (2010)

La herencia Valdemar (original title)
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Luisa Llorente, an expert on taxation of old buildings, had recently gone to the Victorian mansion Valdemar to conduct an inventory of property ownership. After she mysteriously disappeared... See full summary »

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José Luis Alemán

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José Luis Alemán (story), H.P. Lovecraft (inspired by the works of) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniele Liotti ... Lázaro Valdemar
Óscar Jaenada ... Nicolás Tremel
Laia Marull ... Leonor Valdemar
Silvia Abascal ... Luisa Llorente
Rodolfo Sancho ... Eduardo
Ana Risueño Ana Risueño ... Dra. Cerviá
Norma Ruiz Norma Ruiz ... Ana (as Norma Ruíz)
Santi Prego Santi Prego ... Santiago
José Luis Torrijo ... Dámaso (as José Torrijo)
Jesús Olmedo ... Chambelán
Francisco Maestre ... Aleister Crowley (as Paco Maestre)
José Torija José Torija ... Engendro
Vanesa Suárez Vanesa Suárez ... Lizzie Borden
Laura Toledo Laura Toledo ... Belle Gunness
Lino Braxe Lino Braxe ... Bram Stoker
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Storyline

Luisa Llorente, an expert on taxation of old buildings, had recently gone to the Victorian mansion Valdemar to conduct an inventory of property ownership. After she mysteriously disappeared, Maximilian, president of her company, engaged the services of a private detective to help find her. But soon they will discover that it is not the first disappearance at Valdemar mansion! Written by Irishlass240 (smmorr240@aol.com)

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Trivia

In the movie appears some real historical characters: Belle Gunness, Bram Stoker and Aleister Crowley. Belle Gunness was one of the sadly well-known serial killers in all history, Bram Stoker was author of "Dracula" and others novel horror books, and Aleister Crowley was an expert in the occult and he is considered one of the most famous black wizards. See more »

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Followed by The Valdemar Legacy II: The Forbidden Shadow (2010) See more »

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Not a complete waste of time if you have time to waste
11 October 2010 | by creek-marzettiSee all my reviews

This movie was okay. Not a complete waste of time if you have time to waste. The Gothic atmosphere and the Spanish country side were creepy and beautiful. From the start, I knew it wasn't going to be a masterpiece just purely from the way the woman walked into her boss's office like she was on a runway. This movie starts with modern times and 15 minutes in, we get what I assumed was going to be a flashback but was really the meat of the story. The actors in the olden times are much better comparably to the modern day actors in terms of acting. Also, this is apparently part one and there will be a part two, from the looks of the preview after the movie finished. It feels more like a serial than a movie.

As to the plot, like the previous reviewer stated, they forgot about the modern times after one of the characters starts telling a story about what happened in the past that made the place haunted, so there really is no story or plot for the modern part of the movie. The plot regarding the origination of the haunting was decent, was spooky at some parts, but it still felt lacking. I guess you have to watch both parts in order to really get the crux of the movie.

This movie is not self contained.


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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

22 January 2010 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Comillas, Cantabria, Spain

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Budget:

EUR6,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,493,227
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1.85 : 1
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