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A quartet of girls (Lina Romay, Elisa Vela, Mabel Escano, Mari Carmen
Nieto) arrive at a big holiday beach resort - to find themselves the only
guests, with only the weird gardener (Albino Graziani) and the creepy
hotel manager Carlos (Antonio Mayans) there to keep them company. Soon
though, two of the girls fall into the clutches of some weird monks who
reside in a nearby church and who like top capture, strip, rape and kill
girls. With the two gone, Candy (Lina Romay) sets out to find out what's
going on, and in a room, she finds naked Olivia (Eva León), who claims
she has been kept on a leash by Carlos for years and asks Candy to save
her. Instead though, Candy falls for the charms of Carlos and lets him
take her to the church the spooky monks reside, monks who actually worship
Satan, and actually, he is their ringleader ... but if Candy - whom he has
since put under a hypnotic spell tu murder her last surviving friend -
will kiss him out of love, he will be redeemed and will be able to die and
go to heaven ... and thus, when she kisses him, he disintegrates to dust.
In a way, Mansion of the Living Dead is both typical
Eurohorror and typical Jess Franco: Eurohorror because of its reliance on
folklore, on historical buildings, it's mix of horror and sex and its not
totally thought-through plot. Jess Franco because of its low budget other
directors wouldn't even work on, its many many nurde and sex scenes, its
inclusion of De-Sadean torture.
That said, Mansion of the Living Dead
is neither a better example of Eurohorror nor of Franco's body of work,
it's simply too cheaply made, too much rooted in 1980's fashion, and
Franco doesn't seem too much at ease with the horror aspects of the story
that are vastly reminiscent of Amando de Ossorio's Tombs
of the Blind Dead, without adding anything (besides much sex and
nudity) to the story.
Still, if you want to enjoy a mindless and
slightly silly flick with many naked women (some of them quite
attractive), then you might as well grab a few beers and watch this one.