Weird Edgar Allan Poe adaptation: THE MANSION OF MADNESS review

So. I finally got to see Juan Lopez Moctezuma’s odd mexican horror comedy thingy Mansion of Madness (or more like “The Mansion of Titties”) the other day like all the cool kids. This Fellini’esque cult movie is based on a story by Edgar Allan Poe. It’s about a reporter who visits a remote insane asylum and discovers that it’s run by lunatics, including some that act like chickens and play with menacing dolls. It’s not as brilliant as I hoped it would be and a bit talky, but hang in there. It’s still a good, little movie that I felt I needed in my life. It’s not just another cheap exploitation flick. It’s kinda like a nutty art film on drugs. There’s nudity too, but little gore. It has great sets and strange rituals, and there’s both a mansion AND madness in the film – just like the title promises.

The Mansion of Madness (aka Dr. Tarr’s Torture Dungeon)
Release year: 1973
Country: Mexico
Director: Juan Lopez Moctezuma
So. I finally got to see Juan Lopez Moctezuma's odd mexican horror comedy thingy Mansion of Madness (or more like "The Mansion of Titties") the other day like all the cool kids. This Fellini'esque cult movie is based on a story by Edgar Allan Poe. It's about a reporter who visits a remote insane asylum and discovers that it's run by lunatics, including some that act like chickens and play with menacing dolls. It's not as brilliant as I hoped it would be and a bit talky, but hang in there. It's still a good, little movie that I felt…

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