Saturday, August 07, 2010

Atmosphere, Atmosphere, Atmosphere!

One of the most delightful films in Mexican fantastique is the 1962 SANTO CONTRA LAS MUJERES VAMPIRO (SANTO VS. THE VAMPIRE WOMEN). This seventh film in the Santo series stands out because it's drenched in atmosphere, as the above rare still shows. Atmosphere is one of the key components of a classic horror film. Cobwebs, mists, dank cellars, ancient walls slimy with musty dew--the horror film fan breathes in such atmosphere and knows he or she is home.

1 comment:

Karswell said...

Great film, and one of my favorite horrors from any country from that era... special mention goes to the scary make-up job on the vampire women too (especially when they're roasting in their coffins!)