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Directed by: Fernando Mendez
Country: Spain, 1956
Black and White/ 1.33:1 Academy
Language: English or Spanish audio with optional English subtitles
Running Time: 84 minutes
Other titles: El vampiro
Region: All (PAL)

Note: This UK release DVD from 2002 is out of print.

Produced a full year before Hammer's version of the Dracula story, this is one of the great classics of post-war gothic horror.

Count Lavud, an ancient vampire, comes to Mexico to revive the body of his dead mother. He discovers that the crypt where the body is buried in now part of a run-down hacienda.

The suave count sets about seducing the woman who owns the hacienda. Soon she joins him on his nightly forages for blood. Then Lavud eyes on the woman's virginal young niece...

Special Features:

  • Mexican Horror Movies - Mondo Macabro TV Documentary (21 mins)
  • Photonovel - The Vampire's Coffin
  • Cast and Crew bios (text)


Abel Salazar, Ariadna Welter, Carmen Montejo, José Luis Jimenez, Mercedes Soler, Alicia Montoya, José Chavez, Julio Daneri, Amado Zumaya, German Robles.

Product CodeMMD103

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