Le Naldicion de Nostradamus (1960)

Genres - Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Supernatural Horror  |   Run Time - 77 min.  |   Countries - Mexico  |  
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The Curse of Nostradamus is the first of four features edited together from chapters of a Mexican horror serial about the escapades of a vampire nobleman (German Robles) who is a descendant of legendary doomsayer Nostradamus. With the help of a hunchbacked manservant, the nobleman schemes to set devious traps for his enemies, including one for the skeptical scholar who first begins to connect historical accounts of Nostradamus with vampire myth. The producers of the original serial pay a faithful homage to Tod Browning's Dracula -- a bit too faithful, in fact, as they frequently lapse into horror clich├ęs that had become old hat by the late '50s with the advent of the Hammer vampire series. The Curse of Nostradamus was followed by The Blood of Nostradamus, Monster Demolisher and Genie of Darkness.

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vampire, ancestry, bloodsucker, descendant, doomsayer, immortality, professor, scholar, trap, undead, hunchback, occult, supernatural