Sunday, March 03, 2013

We are back! EL VAMPIRO trailer

It's been a while since the last posting on this blog, but now comes the return!

The original trailer for EL VAMPIRO, it seems....

In honor of Carmen Montejo, who died February 25th of this year.

Friday, July 27, 2012


This is one of the most interesting of box covers for a Mexican film, with silver-type embossing, and fantastical, almost primitive artwork.  In case anyone is interested, I am, and will be, auctioning this and other Mexican videos on eBay.

And I promise updates on the VAMPIROS AND MONSTRUOS project soon!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Santo Vs. the Vampire Women in Freaky Monsters #7

2012 is the 50th Anniversary of the best known Santo film worldwide--SANTO VS. THE VAMPIRE WOMEN, and FREAKY MONSTERS #7 has an article on the film by yours truly. It's somewhat of a preview of the article on the film in the forthcoming VAMPIROS AND MONSTRUOS book. I've edited out the racier bits (quite a few bits, actually, as I've investigated the film from a sexual angle, too) and there were a few "Freaky" additions from editor Ray Ferry, but otherwise it's fairly representative of the original text. The magazine preview is well-illustrated, too.

Interest parties may wish to order here.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Secta Satanica Video Cover Art

Two greats of Mexican cinema (and fantastique)--German "El Vampiro" Robles and Joaquin "Dr. Satan" Cordero--starred in this 1990 horror film, with strong religious overtones, SECTA SATANICA. Above is the box cover for the video release by Million Dollar Video, Spanish language only.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Mexican Horror Resin Models

In 2004, resin model sculptor Paul Schiola released two models based on well-known Mexican horror icons--El Baron del Terror (the Brainiac) and the Aztec Mummy. Both were limited editions, and Paul was going to produce more when the powers that be put a damper on the project, unfortunately.

Friday, September 02, 2011

Impressive Italian Posters for the Aztec Mummy Series

They really knew the art of posters in Italy! Below are posters for Mexico's Aztec Mummy trilogy. Very impressive, even if they are not accurate representations of the films. I want all these posters hanging up on my walls! How about you? My favorite has to be the last one presented here. Stunning use of color and lighting effects.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Fear Chamber (1968)

The quartet of American/Mexican horror films that Karloff did near the end of his life get little respect, but once studied, they evolve into interesting pieces of cinema, with flashes of brilliance among their middling horror fare. These films still need to be released in respectful and authoritative versions, both the English language versions and Spanish language ones.

Here are some screen captures of the best version of FEAR CHAMBER (LA CAMARA DEL TERROR) that I have yet seen. Taken from a Mexican DVD on the Televisa label.