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Empusa (2010)

A student of the occult uses many methods to combat a cult of female vampires known as empusas.

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Paul Naschy (as Jacinto Molina)

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Paul Naschy (as Jacinto Molina)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Naschy ... Abel Olaya
Antonio Mayans ... Victor
María Jesús Solina María Jesús Solina ... Natalia (as María Jesus Solina)
Laura De Pedro ... Lilith
Cristina Carrión Cristina Carrión ... Cristabel (as Cristina Carrion)
Paco Racionero Paco Racionero ... Baron Ulrich
Saturnino García ... Sacaluga (as Saturnino García)
Marco Sanz Marco Sanz ... Commissary Murillo
Alfonso Dorbe Alfonso Dorbe ... Priest Serapion
Germán Estela Germán Estela ... Police Officer #1 (as German Estela)
María Teresa Zaragoza María Teresa Zaragoza ... Police Officer #2 (as Maria Teresa)
Francisco Javier Monzo Francisco Javier Monzo ... Killer (as Fco Javier Monzo)
Gissele Morgan Gissele Morgan ... Vampire
Yanira del Rio Yanira del Rio ... Vampire
Susanna Tovar Susanna Tovar ... Vampire
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A student of the occult uses many methods to combat a cult of female vampires known as empusas.

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Spanish

Release Date:

16 October 2010 (Spain) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Paul Naschy died before he completed the dubbing of his character. José Antonio Duque did his voice. See more »

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Paul Naschy's farewell
3 February 2013 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"Empusa" turned out to be the swan song for Spain's King of Horror, Paul Naschy, starring as well as both writing and directing under his own name, Jacinto Molina. Hearkening back to his glory days of werewolves and vampires in the early 1970s, this film differs most strongly in its frequently foul language (at least the English subtitles), which seems to be meant to be comical. Naschy plays former actor Abel Olaya, now earning a living studying the occult, finding a severed hand on the beach that begins a rash of odd killings that baffle the police. Abel learns that an ancient cult of female vampires called empusas are responsible, with ample nudity and gore with each attack. As was usually the case, the women are irresistibly attracted to the bearded Naschy, who, even at 75, still appears healthy and strong, his long hair often tied up in a ponytail. He uses many items to fight the undead, such as crosses, knives (shades of "The Omen"), mirrors, even a violin (!). Paul Naschy goes out in fitting fashion, still on top of his game, this farewell released one year after his death on Nov 30 2009.


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