El Mundo de los Vampiros (1961).
My last post about the Spanish language version of “Dracula” got me to thinking about this film. “El Mundo de los Vampiros” (a.k.a., “The World of the Vampires”) is a terrifically moody, atmospheric Mexican horror movie that is a throwback to the classic Universal horrors of the 1930s.
Unfortunately, I’ve only seen the non-subtitled version of the film (shown on a local Spanish language station), so I have virtually no idea what the plot entails (something about a deadly song), or if it’s as good as I imagine it. Given the pedigrees of the folks involved, it’s quite possible that it sucks. But, man-oh-man, is it beautiful and creepy to look at. Definitely worth a look-see if you come across it, especially if you don’t speak Spanish and can fill in your own more-interesting plot as it goes along.
No habla Español. Sorry.
Director Alfonso Corona Blake also directed those two Mexican wrestling/horror epics, “Santo vs. the Vampire Women” (1961) and “Santo in the Wax Museum” (1963).
The Spanish version of “Dracula” (1931).
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Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to turn up any clips online. Anyone else care to tackle the challenge?