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La marca del muerto (1961)

| Horror, Sci-Fi | 1962 (USA)
Mad scientist brings his dead mad scientist grandfather back to life and makes a Frankenstein-type monster out of him.

Director:

Fernando Cortés (as Fernando Cortes)

Writers:

José María Fernández Unsáin (story) (as José Mª Fernandez Unsain), Alfredo Varela (adaptation) (as Alfredo Varela jr.)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Fernando Casanova ... Dr. Malthus / Gonzalo Malthus
Sonia Furió ... Rosa
Rosa María Gallardo Rosa María Gallardo ... Última raptada
Guillermo Cramer Guillermo Cramer ... Inspector de policía
Aurora Alvarado Aurora Alvarado ... Luisa
Juan José Martínez Casado ... Alcaide (as J. José Martínez Casado)
Pedro de Aguillón ... Capellán (as Pedro De Aguillon)
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Mad scientist brings his dead mad scientist grandfather back to life and makes a Frankenstein-type monster out of him.

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Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Creature of the Walking Dead See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico

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Production Co:

Alameda Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity)
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Back to the Future
30 August 2017 | by EdgarSTSee all my reviews

Puerto Rican Fernando Cortés belonged to a family of popular show business artists, including his wife Mapy Cortés and niece Mapita Cortés (who had a starring role in Fernando Méndez's "Misterios de ultratumba"). Cortés made his first attempt at horror (although in a comedy note) while directing Tin Tan in the funny "The Phantom of the Operetta", and then made this only straight horror movie. The plot concerns a mad scientist who was executed for the crimes he committed while trying to achieve immortality: he is brought back to life by a descendant, but the resurrected man has not learnt his lesson and goes back to his evil deeds. "La marca del muerto" is not as bad as some persons believe, thinking that those ugly re-edited and dubbed versions of foreign motion pictures, perpetrated by the likes of Jerry Warren or K. Gordon Murray, are the real deal. Well, no. For fans of the genre, this is worth a look.


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