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Santo Versus the Vampire Women (1962)
"Santo vs. las mujeres vampiro" (original title)

 -  Horror  -  1963 (USA)
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A professor recruits a professional wrestler to protect his daughter from vampires intent on kidnaping her and marrying her to the devil.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Santo ...
Lorena Velázquez ...
Thorina, queen of the vampires
María Duval ...
Diana Orlof
Jaime Fernández ...
Insp. Carlos
Augusto Benedico ...
Prof. Orlof
Xavier Loyá ...
Jorge - Diana's fiance (as Javier Loya)
Ofelia Montesco ...
Tandra, vampire priestess
Fernando Osés ...
Vampire
Guillermo Hernández ...
Vampire
Nathanael León ...
Vampire (as Leon Moreno)
Ricardo Adalid ...
Detective at Party
Cavernario Galindo ...
Cavernario
Ray Mendoza ...
El Indio
Alejandro Cruz ...
Black Shadow
Bobby Bonales ...
Himself
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Storyline

The vampire women in Mexico have awakened from their sleep, commanded by their master, The Evil One, to find him a bride. They choose as their target the beautiful daughter of a local professor. To rescue his daughter, the professor calls El Santo (Samson in some US versions), a silver-masked wrestler for justice. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Solo un hombre de acero...de agilidad de pantera, es capaz de luchar contra las MUJERES VAMPIRO...y ese hombre es...SANTO!

Genres:

Horror

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1963 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Samson and the Vampire Women  »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(RCA High Fidelity)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

Just before the scene cuts away from the four bats hovering outside the window, you can see a crew member's hand above the door operating the bat on the left side. See more »

Connections

Edited into Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 9 (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Moolight Sonata
(uncredited)
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
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What's Everyone Complaining About?
25 November 2000 | by (Syracuse, NY) – See all my reviews

I don't get it! This movie makes sense to me! A bunch of vampire women (who I also suspect to be lesbians) desire to make a queen out of a not-so-fetching woman. They attempt it several times and while they fail, I guess they are grating on the woman's nerves (You'd be upset too if the undead kept bugging ya), so she calls on Santo, a famous Mexican wrestler to stop the undead and protect her. Makes sense to me! What's yer problem?

This movie is a cheesy delight. As my friend explains it, mexican wrestlers of this era were even more revered than the ones we have here in the US today, so they got their own movies. Personally I'm glad, cause I doubt I would ever see a vampire get taken down in a belly-to-belly suplex by a guy in mask, tights, and cape, if not for this movie.

I didn't even realize til just now that the movie was on MST3K. I missed the episode I guess, but regardless, you don't need their help to enjoy this movie, it is so ridiculous and cheesy on its own that even at 2 hours in length it is still a campy delight.

For goodness sake they call on Santo like he's Batman, there's even a Comissioner Gordan type character who has a hotline directly to Santo in the car. I also dug the vampire chicks who had really dry skin (bad air circulation in coffins) until they got their hands on some blood...suddenly they got really hot. Now that's my kind of movie.

Just a word to the wise. Anytime a vampire squints and then unsquints at you, they are going to use their power. Way too many people fall for that, we need to stop that. Just a friendly word from me. But enjoy Santo Versus The Vampire Women, it's a fun flick.


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