Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Release date: 1969
A little while ago we looked at the Mexican movie Las Vampiras, which actually featured a dubbed John Carradine. Carradine actually made several movies in Mexico at around the same time including this, La Señora Muerte or the Death Woman.
Just as he did in las Vampiras, Carradine provided an opening narration but this is a completely different type of film and it features a (bad) science based vampire. Indeed there are overtones in this of Atom Age Vampire - which I didn’t feel was actually a vampire movie – but it edges much more towards I Vampiri.
Marlene starts to lose it more and more and yet her madness is due to guilt. The killings are not actually a product of her vanity, she genuinely wants to try and save her husband in the first instance. Torné’s performance is brilliant and she imbues the character with just the right level of desperation. We see her crimes and yet we sympathise with her.
This isn’t the best film of its type but Torné’s performance makes it worth seeing. 5 out of 10. The imdb page is here.