Welcome to Friday Night Mexican Monster Mash with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. This is the English dubbed version of EL BARON DEL TERROR by the K. Gordon Murray gang. Good old K. (Kenneth) dubbed a number of Mexican flicks so they could be shown on American television in the sixties including CURSE OF THE DOLL PEOPLE, THE LIVING COFFIN, THE CURSE OF THE CRYING WOMAN, THE MAN AND THE MONSTER and THE WITCH'S MIRROR. This is the first of Tabonga's Mad Mexican Monstruo postings for the merry ol' month of May!
Eegah!! put together a fun little soundclip of the bar scene and more, sooo, push the big red 'GO' button there next to the radio-active bird cage, NOW, Rufus The Gnat! Here's some music from... THE BRAINIAC!
The convoluted story goes like this... In the year 1661, Baron Vitelius of Astara is sentenced to be burned alive by the Holy Inquisition for witchcraft and other crimes. As he's dying in the fire, he swears vengeance against the descendants of the Inquisitors present at his trial. 300 years later, the same comet that was passing overhead on the night of the Baron's execution, returns to Earth and brings with it the Baron in the form of a horrible, brain-sucking monster!
So you know, it's 1961 right there! Love that shot.
One time, Eegah!! bought a telescope so's he could check out the heavenly bodies in space... And, it was totally impossible to ever focus it in on anything! It ended up as a prop in our lil' Dungeon flick, SILVER ANGEL vs THE DEATH ZOMBIES.
When the rubber 'comet' crashes to the ground, man, it's one hilarious, unbelievable, goofy sight because it bounces!
After the Baron sucks this poor unfortunate dude's brain out, he steals his pants! How rude.
Abel Salazar plays the Baron. His career started in 1941 and he was also in EL VAMPIRO and THE BLACK PIT OF DR. M.
This monster has gotta be Mexico's weirdest film creation!
By day, he's a distinguished looking Baron, at night, he's a disgusting looking brain sucker! His 'hands' always bothered me.
Here, the guy's frozen in place by the Baron's hypnotic stare and has to watch as his wife gets her brain sucked out!
Then, he pays these Inquisitor ancestors a little vengeful visit in the middle of the night.
Another victim of the Baron's special brand of destruction!
The Baron even has a stash of moldy brains that he keeps hidden in a wooden box. Here he is, having a little snack!
The coppers finally show up with flame throwers, because, they're not taking any chances!
And, they do what they gotta do!.. Goodnight, putrid Baron.
Here's an original lobby card showing the monster in the insert, always the most desirable card in a set!