¡Vampiros en La Habana!
title: Vampires in Havana
) is a Cuban animated film
from the mind of Juan Padrón
. Released in 1985, the film features trumpet performances by the legendary Arturo Sandoval
. A sequel to the film was released in 2003 called Más vampiros en La Habana
Joseph Emmanuel von Dracula, known as Pepito to his friends, is a trumpet player in 1930s Havana who spends his time away from the bandstand dabbling in quasi-terrorist plots to overthrow the Cuban government of dictator, Gerardo Machado
. He is unaware that he is really a vampire
, and that his uncle, Bernhardt Amadeus von Dracula, the son of Count Dracula
, has been using him as a test subject for a formula that negates the usually fatal effects of sunlight.
-based vampire crime syndicate and a group of capitalist
vampires with members from several countries in Europe
have both learned of the formula and wish to possess it for different reasons—the Chicago group to suppress it and thus maintain their monopoly on indoor, artificial beach resorts, and the Europeans to market it as "Vampisol." When Pepito learns of his true heritage (and his uncle's wish to give the formula away to vampires everywhere) he becomes the target of a multi-pronged manhunt, leading all parties involved on a wild chase through some of the seediest neighborhoods of Havana
At the film's climax, Pepito and his girlfriend find themselves cornered by the Chicago vampire cartel, led by vampire... Read More