MURDER MANSION (1972)
aka La Mansion de la niebla
Article 2416 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 11-7-2007
Posting Date: 3-24-2008
Directed by Francisco Loro Polop and Pedro Lazaga
Featuring Ida Galli, Analia Gade, Annalisa Nardi
Various travelers end up at a spooky mansion near a cemetery. There are rumors that the cemetery is haunted by vampires. Strange things happen.
The title on my copy of this movie certainly doesn’t make it sound much like a horror movie. In some ways, this is fitting; the movie itself seems to forget it’s a horror movie for most of its running time. This in itself isn’t necessarily a bad thing; the trouble is, it doesn’t have much of anything really interesting going on for most of its running time either, as it seems more interested in the love lives of various poorly-differentiated characters. There are some twists at the end, but I saw them coming a mile away; I’ve always held that plot twists are only interesting if the plot itself is interesting, and this one bored me. A little gore and one interesting murder was about all that caught my attention. Not recommended.