Un vampiro para dos (“A Vampire for Two”) – also known as La mansión de los vampiros – is a 1965 Spanish comedy horror feature film directed by Pedro Lazaga from a screenplay by José María Palacio.
The Belmar Producciones Cinematográficas movie stars Gracita Morales, José Luis López Vázquez, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Trini Alonso, Goyo Lebrero, José Orjas, Adriano Domínguez.
Paul and Luisita, a young couple who work in the Madrid are frustrated their their schedules do not allow them to be together much. So they travel to Germany to seek other employment. The only jobs they can find is as servants at the Baron of Rossenthal, better known as the Vampire of Düsseldorf.
After a few days, the Baron’s sister, Nosferata, decides that the time has come to suck the Spaniards’ blood. However, the vampires did not realise their employees love of garlic will protect them…
Even without the benefit of English dubbing it is obvious that this is an unsophisticated attempt to elicit potential humour from the culture clash of Spaniards working in Germany. It doesn’t help that it takes over thirty minutes of screen time for the hapless married couple to arrive at the vampire Count’s castle, or that Gracita Morales’s voice is pitched painfully high throughout. A drunken singalong accompanied by organ music has to be the film’s low point. For serious vampire completist’s only.
Adrian J Smith, MOVIES and MANIA
” … could have yielded an interesting comedy but in this film script and direction opt for a broad farce rather than corrosive satire.” Phil Hardy (editor), The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror