El vampiro

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El vampiro
Directed by Fernando Méndez
Produced by Abel Salazar
Written by Ramón Obón (Story and adaptation)
Starring Abel Salazar
Germán Robles
Ariadne Welter
Carmen Montejo
José Luis Jiménez
Music by Gustavo César Carrión
Release dates 1957
Running time 95 min.
Language Spanish

El vampiro (English: The Vampire) is a 1957 Mexican horror film, directed by Fernando Méndez. The film is about Marta, a young woman, who travels to her childhood village, only to find that one of her aunts is dead and another is under the influence of Mr. Duval, who later turns out to be a vampire whose name is the Count Karol de Lavud. It is possibly the first movie to actually show a vampire with elongated canines. F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu (Max Schrek) had elongated incisors; Tod Browning's Dracula (Bela Lugosi) did not show his teeth at all.

This film can therefore be seen as a link between the Universal and the Hammer presentations of vampires.

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