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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!

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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

In the English-dubbed version of the film, Santo's name has been changed to Samson. However, the crowd at the wrestling match chants "Santo!" See more »

Quotes

El Enmascarado de Plata: The fight must go on.
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Soundtracks

Moolight Sonata
(uncredited)
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
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13 April 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I remember watching this one when I was a kid, and covering my eyes whenever things got a little too spooky (only to peek at it from between my fingers, of course). Then there was Mil Mascaras, wrestling on American television, in the mid-70's. Professional wrestlers- in particular, those wearing masks- were the next best thing to superheroes: they displayed the physical prowess of a superhero and, in a series of movies lensed in Mexico, fought every type of monster known (and unknown) to Man. The combination of masked pro wrestlers and monsters was a natural. (And, in fact, childhood memories of El Santo and Mil Mascaras inspired me to create my own pro wrestling superhero, THE AVENGER. I wrote and drew a series of black and white comics featuring The Avenger several years ago, and he even appears on The Homepage Of The Dead website, in my story THE ISLAND OF DR. ROMERO.)

SAMSON VS. THE VAMPIRES is as entertaining as they come. Beautiful sets and sustained suspense, solid performances, underrated direction- it's all here for anyone interested in being genuinely entertained. Much has been made of the "cheesiness" of this movie. Is STAR WARS any less "cheesy"? Or the vastly overrated LORD OF THE RINGS? (Or the much-talked-about upcoming HELLBOY movie?) If you like superheroes slugging it out with vampires, this one's for you.


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