The Curse of the Aztec Mummy

The Curse of the Aztec Mummy

Mexican release poster
Directed by Rafael Portillo
Produced by Guillermo Calderón (producer)
Written by Guillermo Calderón
Alfredo Salazar
Starring See below
Music by Antonio Díaz Conde
Cinematography Enrique Wallace
Edited by Jorge Bustos
José Li-ho
Cinematográfica Calderón S.A.
Distributed by Clasa-Mohme (1957 United States theatrical release)
Release dates
Running time
65 minutes
Country Mexico
Language Spanish

The Curse of the Aztec Mummy (Spanish: La maldición de la momia azteca) is a 1957 Mexican horror film directed by Rafael Portillo. It is the second film in the Aztec Mummy series which began with The Aztec Mummy (Spanish title:La Momia Azteca) which was released earlier that year.


The evil Dr. Krupp, once again trying to get possession of the Aztec princess Xochitl's jewels, hypnotizes her current reincarnation, Flor, to get her to reveal the jewels' location - Xochitl's tomb. Confusion reigns as Krupp and his thugs are opposed by Flor's lover, Dr. Almada, his assistant, and wrestling superhero, El Angel. Krupp finally meets his match, however, when he comes up against Popoca, the warrior mummy who guards Xochitl's tomb.[1]



Critical reception for the film has been negative.

Horror on their review for the complete series gave the film a negative review calling it "the least satisfying entry in the series". The reviewer also criticized the introduction of the superhero El Ángel as "random".[2]

Leonard Maltin gave the film 1 1/2 / 4 calling it "Cheap" and "droning".[3]

Other films in The Aztec Mummy series


  1. "La maldición de la momia azteca (1957) - IMDb". Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  2. "DVD Reviews A-M - Horror Digital". Horror Jeremy. Retrieved 20 October 2014.
  3. Leonard Maltin; Spencer Green; Rob Edelman (January 2010). Leonard Maltin's Classic Movie Guide. Plume. p. 143. ISBN 978-0-452-29577-3.

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