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ARTIST
TITLE
El Vampiro/El Ataúd Del Vampiro
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
MJJ 306LP MJJ 306LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/24/2010

"Gustavo César Carrión's soundtracks to the classic Mexican horror films El Vampiro (1957) and its sequel El Ataúd Del Vampiro (The Vampire's Coffin) (1957), both directed by Fernando Méndez and produced by Abel Salazar's famed Cinematografica ABSA, which inspired by Salazar's love for the Universal horror films of the '30s and '40s, produced 8 horror films from 1957-1964. Salazar was so involved in these projects that he actually plays the role of the doctor in both El Vampiro and the sequel! Black and white gothic gems with swirling fog, dark externals, campy effects, rubber bats, and believe it or not, the first vampire to ever sport fangs on film (played by Germán Robles)! Called a 'masterpiece' by many fans of classic horror, and listed as one of the Top 100 Mexican Films of all time, El Vampiro is definitely a cult flick worth rediscovery, thanks in no small part to Carrión's dark and foreboding soundtrack. El Vampiro and El Ataúd Del Vampiro can also be considered direct precursors to the well-known Christopher Lee movies from Hammer."