La Casa de los espantos or ‘House of the Frights’


Alfredo B. Crevenna’s sequel to the same year’s Echenme al Vampiro is another Mexican-Venezuelan “old dark house” comedy originally filmed in three installments like its predecessor. The maniacal killer from the first film didn’t find the treasure, so many of the same prospective heirs are brought back to the Black Castle, only to encounter more disappearing bodies, fake ghosts, and a severed head which speaks. As in most of these films, the anticlimactic final revelation prefigures what would eventually become known as “the Scooby-Doo ending.” With Maria Eugenia San Martin, Carlos Riquelme, Hector Godoy, and Alfonso Iglesias (aka Pompin), who were all in the first film.