Instead of naming his brother, Julius (Yerye Beirute) as his beneficiary, the recently deceased George McDermott (Carlos Riquelme) has listed seven people as his heirs. George chose people he believed has promising talent and were eager to achieve greatness in their chosen field. There’s one caveat to the will. In order to inherit, the heirs must reside in the house for one month.
When the heirs hear that Julius is an accused killer they all leave. The attorney (Ramon Bugarini) says that they now forfeit their inheritance. Harold (Hector Godoy) is representing the heirs. He finds a provision in the will that says, if the heirs have business they need to attend to they can leave the house for forty-eight hours but then they must return to the house to inherit. The housekeeper, Eloise (Hortensia Santovena) says they have two hours in which to return.
Harold and Bobby, a detective investigating McDermott’s death, rush around contacting the heirs and convince them to return to the house. Once they do strange things begin to happen. One by one the heirs start to disappear and Harold is determined to find out who is responsible.
“Bring Me the Vampire” AKA “Échenme al vampire” was released in 1963 and was directed by Alfredo B. Crevenna and Alberto Mariscal. It is labeled as a Mexican horror movie and a comedy.
I’m a fan of Mexican horror movies, but this is not a horror movie. It is a comedy with spooky elements tossed in at random. There is a mummy and a skeleton shown briefly on screen. There is also a fake vampire. There are ghosts, kinda. Everything happens in an old dark house but all the elements are just part of little unfunny comedic skits.
Although K Gordon Murray never altered the Mexican films he released, he did hire some really bad voice actors to dub them. This is a good example of that. Perhaps some of the comedy is lost in translation but I wouldn’t put any money on it.
Not only is the plot confusing but the change in names from the Spanish to the Americanized ones in the Murray adaptation makes for a very disjointed movie. Half the time you don’t know who is who and what they do. For the most part it is a bunch of people running around being scared and tripping over each other. I’m not even sure I know who all the actual heirs were. I counted eight. It is an unfunny, uninteresting, rambling and incoherent movie.