Synopsis by Robert Firsching
This Mexican-Venezuelan co-production from popular genre filmmaker Alfredo B. Crevenna is a standard "old dark house" chiller filmed in three installments, leavening its thrills with heavy doses of silly comedy. A motley group of people have to stay in the infamous Black Castle for one month to claim a large inheritance and are subject to the usual bodies disappearing, a roaming maniac, and a fake vampire. Alfonso Iglesias, best known as Pompin, stars with genre stalwarts Maria Eugenia San Martin, Carlos Riquelme, and Fernando Soto (aka Mantequilla). As was the usual custom at the time, American exploitation specialist K. Gordon Murray picked it up and commissioned the 1964 English-language version directed by Manuel San Fernando. Followed by La Casa de los Espantos.
aristocracy, benefactor, castle, heir, inheritance, killing, terror, vampire