Noche de los brujos, La
All Genres: Adventure, Horror
Release Year: 1973
Languages: English, Spanish
Director: Amando de Ossorio
Writing by: Amando de Ossorio – writer
Produced by: Luis Laso – executive producer
Ricardo Muñoz Suay – executive producer
Cast: María Kosty – Liz
Simón Andreu – Rod Carter
Kali Hansa – Tunika
Bárbara Rey – Female Vampire (as Barbara King)
Jack Taylor – Prof Jonathan Grant
José Thelman – Tomunga (as Joseph Thelman)
Loreta Tovar – Carol (as Loli Tovar)
Music: Fernando García Morcillo
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Plot Outline: A team of researchers travel into the African jungle to study the mysterious disappearance of elephants in the area…
Plot: A team of researchers travel into the African jungle to study the mysterious disappearance of elephants in the area. Instead they discover a tribe of voodoo-zombies who rise from the ground, capture the women, whip them and slice their heads off on an altar. The women return as vampires who look for more women to kill.
Movie Quotes: The Inspector: I wish the dead could come back to life, you bastard, so then I could kill you again.
Crazy Credits: We know about 24 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
All the credits are at the beginning. There are no credits at the end. The screen goes black.
Goofs: We know about 1 goofs. Here comes one of them:
Factual errors: If you look at the lettering on the door while the police and George are at the Old Owl, you can see that owl is mistakenly spelled “Olw”.
Trivia: There are 4 entries in the trivia list – like these:
- The English tagline, “To avoid fainting keep repeating, it's only a movie… only a movie… only a movie… only a movie…” was taken from the advertising campaign for Wes Craven's The Last House on the Left (1972).
- The cemetery scenes in the film were shot at the historical English graveyard where Robin Hood's Little John is said to have been laid to rest. The production experienced trouble though when tourists arrived to see the crew (and their garbage) hanging around the cemetery. Complaints were made and the film crew was forced to wrap shots in the cemetery in 24 hours.
- The films strange music score is partially made of moaning and breathing noises. It was director Jorge Grau who made these eerie sounds, as well as those for the zombies.