Mary, Mary, Bloody Mary (1975)


The movie Mary, Mary, Bloody Mary (1975) is a horror film directed by Juan López Moctezuma and written by Malcolm Marmorstein. The plot follows an American artist named Mary (Cristina Ferrare) who discovers that she is a vampire and begins consuming the locals in a Mexican village. The movie is set in Mexico and features a number of surreal and dreamlike sequences. Mary is a successful painter who travels around Mexico with a handsome drifter named Ben Ryder (David Young) that she met in an abandoned mansion where she was forced to spend the night. She desperately tries to hide it from Ben, but Mary needs to drink human blood in order to survive. So she occasionally drugs an unsuspecting victim and slits his (or her) throat with a hairpin. A duo of police inspectors follows the trail of beastly murders, but there’s another mysterious figure pursuing Mary. Someone who also kills and drains all the blood from the bodies.

The movie Mary, Mary, Bloody Mary (1975) is a unique and unconventional vampire movie that is full of odd little details. The film was directed by the Mexican born Juan López Moctezuma, who also made the ’70s cult/exploitation highlights Alucarda and The Mansion of Madness.


  • Cristina Ferrare as Mary
  • David Young as Ben Ryder
  • John Carradine as The Man
  • Helena Rojo as Greta
  • Arthur Hansel as Cosgrove
  • Enrique Lucero as Lieutenant Pons
  • Roger Cudney as Howard Miller


  • The opening credits only appear 15 minutes into the film [1].
  • The painting of John Carradine that was used, is him as Dracula. He appeared as the character in House of Frankenstein (1944) and House of Dracula (1945) [1].
  • Cristina Ferrare’s only leading role in a film. Though she previously had major roles in The Impossible Years (1968) and J W Coop (1971) [1].


  • Sci-Fi History: Mary, Mary, Bloody Mary (1975): “Several scenes have a good command of the sexual undercurrent; it never quite rises to the level of other Horror pictures I’ve seen, but it’s there, it’s acknowledged, and it’s worked to some benefit.”
  • Rock! Shock! Pop!: “Though Mary, Mary, Bloody Mary doesn’t have any of the surreal touches that Moctezuma’s better known pictures do, it’s an interesting and reasonably well made slice of seventies horror weirdness.”


Last updated byCody Meirick on November 6, 2023