THE LIVING COFFIN (aka: El Grito De La Muerte)
Dir. Fernando Mendez, 1959
72 min, Mexico
In Spanish w/ English subtitles
Lawman Gaston and his partner Crazy Wolf saunter into town to investigate an attempted murder. When they arrive the family tells a harrowing tale of haunting and mischief that's been keeping them up at night. Can the duo solve this mystery and release the family from their terrible curse? Are the tombs beneath the residence truly housing the dead? Has the Crying Woman returned to exact a terrible revenge? Will they escape the deadly swamp?
While the legend of The Crying Woman was done many times before and after this film, EL GRITO DE LA MUERTE (the original title, translating to The Cry of Death) owes as much to the gothic offerings of Poe as it does to the tropes of Scooby Doo.
Gaston Santos (a well known bullfighter turned actor) teams up once again with director Fernando Mendez, writer Ramón Obón and cinematographer Víctor Herrera who all earlier that same year made the beautiful and shadowy Spectober favorite THE BLACK PIT OF DR. M.
This April Spectacle is pleased to present a collection of throwbacks on horseback from down Mexico way. Four supernatural westerns covering everything from witches to werewolves, from the devil to Dracula. It may still be chilly in NYC but here at the Goth Bodega - it's Spring Break.
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