Rare Horror Omnibus Trilogy from Mexico
Mexican/Spanish title PANICO - TRES HISTORIAS OMNIBUS [Panic:
Three Story Omnibus]
starring Ana Martin · Joaquin Cordero · Ofelia Guilmain · Jose Galvez
· Susana Salvat · Aldo Monti
Tales From The Crypt, the British Amicus Studios made a name
(and a fortune) for themselves with a series of omnibus horrors films
(starting with Dr Terror's House of Horror in 1965, continuing
through Torture Garden, House that Dripped Blood, Asylum
on to the excellent FROM
BEYOND THE GRAVE). By the end of the '60s, other movie companies
around the world began to mirror this popular horror format. PANICO
is such a film from Mexico.
takes place in 3 parts. The first, Panico [Panic], features Ana
Martin as a young woman fleeing through the forest in her nightgown
She is just a few steps ahead of a witch with a sharp knife (played
with glee by Ofelia Guilmain). The second story, Soledad [Solitude],
men in a canoe fleeing a ravaging plague which has left the wife of
Joaquín dead. Deadly hallucinations begin to plague both men.
The third, Angustia [Anguish], deals with a scientist who develops
a sedative that gives the appearance of being dead. The serum will wear
off in a few hours but his burial has already begun.
of popular Mexican actors populate this production, including Ofelia
Guilmain (best known for her role in the legendary BRAINIAC)
and Joaquin Cordero who made over 200 movies but will always be remembered
OF STONE and DR
SATAN AND BLACK MAGIC.
film with English subtitles; widescreen format, uncut (86 minutes),
DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC; extras include selected trailers.