Synopsis: "In a tale of who's right and who's wrong;
of who's alive and who's dead, there can be only one solution found ...money.
Money motivates ordinary people to do unordinary things. Travel with the potential
beneficiaries as they try to discover who is the heir to the McDermott fortune
Mary Eugenia Saint Martín,
- Produced by: Mario Garcia Camberos
by: Alfred B Crevenna
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, 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.
From a review
by Robert Firsching
This is not a horror movie, but rather a low-budget
comedy made in Mexico and dubbed (badly) into English. The basic premise is that
a group of randomly chosen people must spend the night in a house to claim an
inheritance. The movie tries to be a Ten Little Indians affair, but is
so badly translated, so poorly acted, and the transfer copy is so poor that it
is impossible to tell what is happening frequently. Other than the hysterically
terrible sneezing rumba song-and-dance number (which is left in Spanish, no less)
there is nothing redeeming about this movie, and no one involved in bringing this
movie to DVD should be encouraged by receiving your money.
From a review
by Random McNasty
- Audio: English
- Screen Format: Fullscreen (4:3)
- Region: 0