This critically acclaimed, hilarious spoof of horror and gangster movies, presented in an outrageously caricatured bawdy style features professor Von Dracula who travels from Transylvania to Cuba where he invents Vampisol, a potion allowing vampires to survive sunlight. When he announces that he will donate the formula to Vampires world-wide, the Chicago Vampire Mafia tries to steal it. The zany action is set to hot Latin jazz soundtrack by Arturo Sandoval.
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Very good example of a Latin American comedy from that time (1985). The satire is great- if you are able to pick up on Spanish language accents and dialects it adds to the understanding that they are indeed making caricatures of Gringos (Americans + Brits) and Cubans which can be funny when you listen to how exaggerated the accents are. Unfortunately, another telling sign of the times is the racism evident in the black caricatures. There are also some examples of machismo culture in the sexual relations between men and women in Cuba in how infidelity is more or less glorified.
Wacky and wonderful! It is true that it moves quite fast , but so did Tom and Jerry. The difference is that you don't know what to expect next in "Vampires in Havana". Political criticism made into hooting, hollering Latin fun!
Bizarre 1950's animation mixes with a slightly mellow attack on capitalism (vampirism=mafia) and a pace that exceeds any looney toon . I got a headache watching this inspired nonsense. But it was fun getting it.
A worthwhile seventy minutes of playful animated capitalist critique.