THE MONSTERS DEMOLISHER (1962)
(a.k.a. EL DESTRUCTOR DE MONSTRUOS)
Article #1210 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 7-7-2004
Posting Date: 12-4-2004
Directed by Federico Curiel and Stim Segar
Featuring German Robles, Domingo Soler, Julio Alemain
A professor does battle with a vampire named Nostradamus.
This movie is the second of four that were edited from a Mexican serial about Nostradamus, not the famed prophet but the vampire; I’ve already covered the fourth in the series with BLOOD OF NOSTRADAMUS, so I’m covering them somewhat out of order. It’s not a bad series if you can keep in mind that you’re watching episodes of a serial; it somewhat explains why you’re thrust in the middle of the action and also why there’s no real satisfactory closure to the story. This one looks like it consists of three episodes; the first two are somewhat similar, as they involve Nostradamus making predictions to the professor as to who his next victim will be, and the story is tricky enough that for any particular episode, there is no definite pattern as to whether good or evil will triumph. The third section introduces the title character, an expert at destroying vampires that agrees to help the professor. This movie was proceeded by THE CURSE OF NOSTRADAMUS and followed by THE GENIE OF DARKNESS . Also, I won’t be held responsible for the missing apostrophe in the English title; I spelled it exactly as it appears in the movie itself.