El vampiro (The Vampire) (1958)

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The workers of a small Mexican town of Sierra Negra unload a large box of soil from Bakonia.
Rating: NR
Genre: Art House & International , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
Directed By: Fernando Mendez
In Theaters: wide
Runtime:

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Successful at translating the stock events into their South of the Border setting. Plus, there's a charming quality to the movie's rather elementary attempts at effects work.

Full Review… | November 9, 2012
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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I read that this Mexican film can be seen as a segue between the Universal and Hammer versions of the Dracula tale, so I had to check it out. I have to agree. Some of mannerisms of Count "Karol de Lavud" seem to have been used directly by Lee in Horror of Dracula. But it was unique in many ways. I was really surprised about the actual quality of the film because of where its from (El Signo de la Muerte being my only familiarity with Mexican-horror) and its age. If you enjoy early horror, its definitely worth checking out.

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