(343) CURSE OF DOLL PEOPLE (1961) Classic Mexi Voodoo Horror
Complete Versions on Two Discs
Original Mexican (with English subtitles)
and English Dub
Title: MUÑECAS INFERNALES [Infernal Dolls] also known as DEVIL DOLL MEN
Benito Alazraki [English version by K. Gordon Murray]
starring: Elvira Quintana · Ramon Gay · Roberto G Rivera
· Quintín Bulnes · Nora Veryán
group of men return from a trip to Haiti. While there, they attended
a voodoo ritual and managed to steal a sacred idol. But before the dust
had settled, the voodoo priest put a curse on them and their families.
Now, everyone connected to these men are being murdered by killer dolls.
This all leads to an amazing climax in the lair of the voodoo priest.
to Tod Browning's Devil Doll (1936)
[without the voodoo], this film marks the beginning of Mexico's foray
into horror. Its success would spur many other projects with similar
themes [usually a mixture of weird science, romance and supernatural
shenanigans, against a Catholic backdrop and - often - with a heroic
wrestler]. Director Alazraki would follow this movie with his knockoff
of Abbott and Costello Meets Frankenstein called FRANKENSTEIN,
THE VAMPIRE AND COMPANY. Later in 1972, he made SANTO
VS THE ZOMBIES. Mr Alazraki died from a heart attack at age
85, June 2007, after helming 40 films.
This package contains both the original Spanish print
(with optional English subtitles) and the English dubbed version, edited,
but with some additional scenes shot in Miami by K. Gordon Murray.
Two versions of a Mexican film (original Spanish with English subtitles
and English dub)
format, (83 + 72 minutes), on two DVDs encoded for ALL REGIONS NTSC FORMAT;
extras include still gallery and trailers.