Thieves break into a scientist's laboratory to steal a secret formula, and in the process they kill his daughter. Enraged, he develops a formula that will turn an extremely ugly woman into ... See full summary »
Lilia del Valle,
Alfonso (Del Campo), Eduardo (Villatoro) and Eduardo's wife Cristina (Ruel) get lost when visiting a forest. A strange monk finds them and takes them to an ancient convent. There, the three... See full summary »
Fernando de Fuentes
Enrique del Campo,
A pretty young Mexican girl returns to her hometown to make funeral arrangements for her beloved aunt, who has just died. Soon she begins to hear disturbing stories about the town being ... See full summary »
Yuppie and womanizer Tomas is caught in a trap when falsely diagnosed with A.I.D.S. by Silvia, a nurse who finds herself cheated by the young Casanova. Looking for a quick death (putting ... See full summary »
Daniel Giménez Cacho,
Luis de Icaza
The Trevino family tries to overcome the irresponsible behavior of Don Cruz, an erratic father with numerous defects that contrast with his son Silvano, a young kid man that is incapable of passing judgment on his own father.
A dead wrestler who gets his brain transplanted with the brain of an Ape? Sound corny? I thought so too.. until I watched it. Though Ladron de Cadaveres may sound like another campy, Lucha Libre (or Santo style) film, it isn't. It's a very well photographed and masterfully directed Horror/Mad Science/Detective story shot much in the Noir style. Mendez was in his directing prime here and as usual per this era of Mexican Horror, the Gothic atmosphere helps make this film a joy to look at. The wrestling mixes well here I think because the wrestlers are not really part of the cast. They are more part of the story. The story involves a dead champion wrestler, some city cops hot on the trail of his killer and some scientists wanting to use the dead wrestler for a dark and twisted experiment which everybody learns was a huge mistake. The opening scene is great and sets the tone very well. This is another rarely seen Mexican classic that certainly deserves some admiration.
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