Vampire’s Coffin with Robot vs the Aztec Mummy

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Vampire’s Coffin with Robot vs the Aztec Mummy
he Vampire’s Coffin(1958)

Category: Horror Director: Fernando Mendez
Cast: Carlos Ancira, Guillermo Orea, Alicia Rodriguez

In a sequel to “The Vampire,” a fearless doctor who has dispatched a fiend with a stake through the heart retrieves the body to his laboratory. When a flunky loyal to the evil count removes the blessed charm, the vampire jolts back to life, and the reign of terror begins again. 86 min. Dubbed in English.

The Vampire Collection

Category: Horror Director: Fernando Mendez
Cast: Jose Chavez, Jose Luis Jimenez, Carmen Montejo, Alicia Montoya, German Robles, Abel Salazar, Ariadna Welter

A Hungarian count with night-loving habits arrives in the Sierra Negra and terrorizes the inhabitants, while conscripting senoritas for his ghoulish personal harem. Neat special effects chill the atmosphere of “El Vampiro (The Vampire)” (1957), a sepulchral film made in Mexico, where bats are cheap. Stars German Robles, Abel Salazar, Adriana Welter. Next, in the sequel “El Ataud Del Vampiro (The Vampire’s Coffin)” (1958), a fearless doctor who has dispatched a fiend with a stake through the heart retrieves the body to his laboratory. When a flunky loyal to the evil count removes the blessed charm, the vampire jolts back to life and the reign of terror begins again. Robles, Salazar, and Welter star. 168 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; audio commentary; biographies; DVD-ROM content; featurette; photo gallery; radio spots. In Spanish with English subtitles.

The Robot vs. The Aztec Mummy(1958)

Category: Cult Director: Rafael Portillo
Cast: Crox Alvarado, Rosa Arenas, Guillermo Calderon, Alejandro Cruz, Ramon Gay, Guillermo Hernandez, Arturo Martinez, Jorge Mondragon, Jaime Gonzalez Quinones

Mad Dr. Krupp builds a robot with a human brain and limbs of steel to raid the treasure room in an Aztec pyramid, a trove that’s guarded by a mummified warrior. Dio Mio! AKA: “Aztec Mummy vs. the Human Robot.” 65 min. Dubbed in English.
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls
Imagine yourself trapped inside a museum of the dark middle Ages and a resurrected vampire and his maniacal sidekick are chasing you. Where is the absolute last place you want to hide? I’d say inside the uncanny Virgin of Nuremberg torture device, because there’s a good risk you’ll get brutally spiked to death. And yet, the elderly lady in this film stupidly runs into her spiked coffin. “The Vampire’s Coffin” is a rather disappointing sequel, as director Fernando Méndez doesn’t re-create the Gothic atmosphere of the 1957-original but puts the emphasis on comical situations and dialogs. No more ominous castles with eerie cobwebs and dark vaults, but confused doctors and clumsy istants that provoke laughs instead of frights. The story opens inside Count de Lavud’s final resting place, where an eminent doctor and a hired istant steal the coffin in order to examine the corpse at a private clinic. Naturally the wooden stake gets removed from his heart, and the vampire count comes to live again, immediately enslaving the petty thief to do his dirty work. The vampire has his eye on a beautiful female patient at the clinic, and it’s up to Dr. Enrique Saldívar to rescue her soul and to destroy the bloodsucker. “The Vampire’s Coffin” uses a limited amount of locations and there’s very little action. The whole film would actually be pretty boring if it weren’t for a handful of memorable sequences and decent acting performances. The photography is amazing, though, with the sublime use of shadows and darkness. This is most notably during the scene in which Count de Lavud stalks a young woman through the deserted streets of little town at night. It’s the only truly worthwhile scene of the whole film, the rest is fairly mediocre and déjà-vu.

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5 thoughts on “Vampire’s Coffin with Robot vs the Aztec Mummy

  1. No, he said German …
    No, he said German Robles(The name of the best Mexican vampire) the classic vampire from the golden Mexican cinema. He´s not talking about German robots. Ther’s not even a single german rtobot in mexican cinema history. Although, german people were always scientists or the bad guys… as usual

  2. I don’t speak …
    I don’t speak Spanish but I think you said something like ” german robots and classic vampires are examples? of golden Mexican cinema”. I could not agree more, if I understand you. thanks.
    Bill

  3. wow german robres …
    wow german robres el clasico vampiro de la edad de oro de cine mexicano bravo!!!!!!!!!!!!

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