El Monstruo resucitado

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El Monstruo Resucitado
Directed by Chano Urueta
Produced by Sergio Kogan Abel Salazar
Written by Arduino Maiuri (story), Chano Urueta
Starring Miroslava
Carlos Navarro
José María Linares-Rivas
Fernando Wagner
Alberto Mariscal
Stefan Berne
Music by Raúl Lavista
Cinematography Víctor Herrera
Edited by Jorge Bustos
Distributed by Azteca Films Inc.
Release date
Running time
85 min
Country Mexico
Language Spanish

El Monstruo Resucitado ("The Revived Monster") is a 1953 Mexican horror film directed by Chano Urueta.




The film was one in a string of films in Mexican Cinema that attempted to imitate famous films produced by Universal Studios. El Monstruo Resucitado itself was partially inspired by Universal's Frankenstein and was one of several films in Mexican Cinema that were based on Universal Studios' 1931 film.[1][2] Another film Fernando Méndez's 1956 film Ladrón de Cadáveres which was also partially based on Universal Studios' Frankenstein, was one of several Mexican films which also included El vampiro (based on Universal's Dracula) also directed by Mendez had brought about the Golden Age of horror and Fantasy films in Mexican Cinema, El Monstruo being one of the many films that were spawned by Ladrón's and El Vampiro's critical and financial success.[3][4]



The film received mixed to positive reviews upon its release, it currently has a 5.5/10 on IMDb.[5] It has been considered by some to be one of the best horror films in Mexican Cinema[2] with some critics praising its atmosphere[6] Glenn Erickson of DVD Talk.com gave the film a positive review stating that the "camera direction kept pace with the 'theatrical delirium' of the performances by evoking the expressionist angles and lighting of Universal films". Erickson also praised the film's cinematography, atmosphere, art direction, and designs.[7]



  1. ^ Susan Tyler Hitchcock (2007). Frankenstein: A Cultural History. W.W. Norton. pp. 238–. ISBN 978-0-393-06144-4. 
  2. ^ a b Colin Odell; Michelle Le Blanc (2007). Horror Films. Kamera Books. ISBN 978-1-84243-218-1. 
  3. ^ Steven Jay Schneider; Tony Williams (1 January 2005). Horror International. Wayne State University Press. pp. 38–. ISBN 0-8143-3101-7. 
  4. ^ Victoria Ruétalo; Dolores Tierney (7 May 2009). Latsploitation, Exploitation Cinemas, and Latin America. Routledge. pp. 94–. ISBN 978-1-135-84877-4. 
  5. ^ "El Monstruo Resucitado (1953) - IMDb". IMDb.com. IMDb.com. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  6. ^ Rovin, Jeff (1989). Encyclopiedia of Monsters. New York: Facts On File, Inc. p. 15. 
  7. ^ Erickson, Glenn. "DVD Savant Review: Monster (El monstruo resucitado)". DVD Talk.com. Glenn Erickson. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 

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