Release date: 1968
This is an obscure Mexican release that, owes a large debt to one of the classic vampire films as well as having traits in common with other flicks. All vampire films borrow themes and tropes to one level or another of course; this is unusual, however, in that it takes rather obscure elements.
If I am going to be fair, beyond the large debt mentioned, the other tropes may have be coincidences. What are these elements, you ask, and what films do they borrow from? I’ll reveal all when we get to them within the review.
|Gonzalo and Fausta|
|reacting to the unseen bat|
|mask of Satan|
|Bertha Moss as the Matriarch|
|meeting the vampire|
|Libertad Leblanc as Lucia|
|serial killer and the vampire|
|fangs on show|
All in all the film is confused. They could have straightened out the lore and got on with it but never did. The acting has no particularly stand-out performances but nothing that stinks either. Yet it is a fairly early Mexican vampire movie and that is worth something – if you can track it down, as it is rather obscure.
4 out of 10 is probably generous.
The imdb page is here.