Friday, October 29, 2010

Nostradamus Trailers

Above are TV trailers for two of the four Nostradamus films starring El Vampiro himself--German Robles--and directed by Frederico Curiel. Robles made these series of films in 1959 for Mexico's America Studios, which according to union rules mandated that films be shot serial-like, in episodes. K. Gordon Murray bought up these films for the United States, as well as the horror films from Abel Salazar, dubbed them, and then released them primarily to television, though a few saw limited theatrical release, sometimes after their television debut!

From the above trailers, it appears that trailers were made for at least two Nostradamus films. Note the lengthy silence that comes at the end, while the scenes still play out visually. This would be the place were a voice-over would announce where and when the film would be shown, if theatrically, or the time it would be shown on television.

1 comment:

Jesse Acosta said...

I just stumbled on to your AMAZING blog! This is so right up my alley. I'm a big fan of Universal horror classics, Hammer Horror, and American International Pictures movies. Just recently I've been diving into the Santo movies, and that has led me now to other Mexican horror movies of days gone by! Right now on my list for movies is La Maldición de la Llorona, El Vampiro, and El Ataúd del Vampiro.

Thanks again for posting such great info on your site. It's kind of difficult to find information on such a niche genre of Mexican Horror movies, I'm glad I found somewhere to find more info.

Can't wait to see the upcoming book!