Una aventura en la noche (1948)

aka An Adventure in the Night
Article 2445 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 12-12-2007
Posting Date: 4-22-2008
Directed by Rolando Aguilar
Featuring Luis Aguilar, Miroslava Stern, Carlos Villarias

Two men pick up two female hitchhikers and take them home. They begin to suspect that the women are ghosts. Their investigation leads them to a creepy old mansion.

I managed to get the above plot description from IMDB; otherwise, it would be a shot in the dark as to what the storyline is, as my copy of this one is in unsubtitled Spanish. Still, I knew the plot line had something to do with ghosts in advance, as one of other sources mentioned the presence of ghosts, and as soon as I saw the scene with the two hitchhikers, I suspected I was watching a variation on an old urban legend, the same one that inspired RETURN TO GLENNESCAUL . This one looks pretty good, and there’s an eerie seance at one point, an interesting scene with a record player, and an attempt to shoot test footage of one of the ghosts. There may also be a touch of science fiction to the proceedings; there’s a science lab in the spooky old house, and one man has a pair of glasses that burns things. Still, there’s not much I can say about this one until a dubbed or subtitled copy comes along, as most of the plot is handled verbally.



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