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El Monstruo resucitado

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El Monstruo Resucitado
Directed byChano Urueta
Produced bySergio Kogan
Abel Salazar
Written byArduino Maiuri (story), Chano Urueta
StarringMiroslava
Carlos Navarro
José María Linares-Rivas
Fernando Wagner
Alberto Mariscal
Stefan Berne
Music byRaúl Lavista
CinematographyVíctor Herrera
Edited byJorge Bustos
Production
company
Internacional Cinematográfica
Distributed byAzteca Films Inc.
Release date
1953
Running time
85 min
CountryMexico
LanguageSpanish

El Monstruo Resucitado (lit. The Revived Monster) is a 1953 Mexican horror film directed by Chano Urueta and starring Miroslava, Carlos Navarro and José María Linares-Rivas.[1]

Plot

A reporter, Nora (Miroslava), investigates the mysterious advertisement placed by Dr. Ling (Linares-Rivas), a plastic surgeon. Ling turns out to be a misshapen creature who, rejected by his peers, has become a mad scientist. He falls in love with Nora, but fearing she will betray him, he resuscitates Ariel (Navarro), a young man who committed suicide, by transplanting a new brain into him, and orders him to capture Nora so that he can kill her. However, Nora and Ariel fall in love, and Ariel rebels against his master.

Cast

Production

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's 1931 film.[2][3] Another film, Fernando Méndez's 1956 film Ladrón de Cadáveres, was also partially based on Universal Studios' Frankenstein. Other Mexican films based on the Universal horror films included El vampiro, which was based on Universal's Dracula, and was also directed by Méndez. This film brought about the Golden Age of horror and fantasy films in Mexican cinema. El Monstruo resucitado was one of the many films that were spawned by the critical and financial success of Ladrón de Cadáveres and El vampiro.[4][5]

Reception

The film received mixed to positive reviews upon its release. It has been considered by some to be one of the best horror films in Mexican cinema,[3] 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]

References

  1. ^ Cotter, Robert Michael (2015). The Mexican Masked Wrestler and Monster Filmography. McFarland. p. 29. ISBN 978-1-476-60419-0.
  2. ^ Susan Tyler Hitchcock (2007). Frankenstein: A Cultural History. W.W. Norton. pp. 238. ISBN 978-0-393-06144-4.
  3. ^ a b Colin Odell; Michelle Le Blanc (2007). Horror Films. Kamera Books. ISBN 978-1-84243-218-1.
  4. ^ Steven Jay Schneider; Tony Williams (1 January 2005). Horror International. Wayne State University Press. p. 38. ISBN 0-8143-3101-7.
  5. ^ Victoria Ruétalo; Dolores Tierney (7 May 2009). Latsploitation, Exploitation Cinemas, and Latin America. Routledge. p. 94. ISBN 978-1-135-84877-4.
  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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