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The Black Pit of Dr. M

Released 1961
Distributor United Producers Releasing Organization

Directed by Fernando Méndez, 1959’s The Black Pit of Dr. M (AKA Mysteries from the Beyond) is several steps above the usual monster movie fare spilling out of Mexico in the late fifties and early sixties. Dr. M‘s predictable parade of pedestrian horror movie tropes, including mad scientists, zombies and mediums all staged inside an insane asylum is given unexpected beauty by Mendez’ imaginative direction and cinematographer Victor Herrera’s luminous black and white imagery. This outrageous trailer keeps blacking out the image because it’s too horrible to show!

 

About Darren Bousman

Darren Lynn Bousman was born in Overland Park, Kansas, and is a graduate of the Film School at Full Sail University. After co-writing and directing Saw II, Darren went on to direct Saw IIISaw IV and the cult Rock-Opera Repo! The Genetic Opera.  His directing credits also include Mother’s Day, 11-11-11, The Devil’s Carnival and The Barrens.