Sunday, April 10, 2016
THE CURSE OF THE CRYING WOMAN (1963)
I remember first seeing this old creaky Mexican horror movie on Commander U.S.A.'s GROOVIE MOVIES program. He used to always make such a big deal about star Abel Salazar which is funny since he's such an unremarkable actor. He does get to have a big fight at the end of this but even that isn't all that exciting. In fact this whole movie is so slow-moving and hard to stay awake through I'm not sure if I ever made it to it's conclusion until this last viewing. There are a couple of interesting bits, besides the titular crying/crud-faced woman you get a monstrous assistant who hobbles around wearing one big Frankenstein boot, a crazy dude who I think is a werewolf but I musta dozed off at that part, a gang of killer Scooby-Doo dogs, a witch lady and eyeballs that turn black often. Overall though this one is pretty dull and there's no luchadores to be seen anywhere(for that you have to watch VENGEANCE OF THE CRYING WOMAN which stars Santo!).
I have only seen the AIP-TV cut of this so maybe the original-language version makes more sense but I certainly hope it's not any longer than this.