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Release Date:
24 May 1963 (Mexico) See more »
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A mad scientist terrorizes a city by kidnapping young women with his ape-man Gomar and then using them... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Lorena Velázquez ... Gloria Venus
Armando Silvestre ... Armando Campos
Elizabeth Campbell ... Golden Rubi
Roberto Cañedo ... Prof. Ruiz
Sonia Infante ... Alicia
Chucho Salinas ... Chema
Chabela Romero ... Carmela Camacho "Vendetta"
Martha 'Güera' Solís ... Wrestler
Magdalina Caballero ... Wrestler
Tona La Tapatia ... Wrestler (as Toña 'La Tapatia')
Irma Gonzales ... Wrestler (as Irma Gonzalez)
Jesús Murcielago Velázquez ... Marcado (as 'Murcielago' Velazquez)
Cavernario Galindo ... Wrestler (as 'Cavernario' Galindo)
Reyes Oliva ... Wrestler
Raúl Reyes ... Wrestler
Gori Casanova ... Wrestler
Mario Texas ... Wrestler
Gerardo Zepeda ... Gomar (as Gerardo 'El Romano')
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Armando Acosta ... Chief of Secret Service (uncredited)
Ramón Bugarini ... (uncredited)
Julián de Meriche ... Wrestling impresario (uncredited)
Manuel Garay ... Police agent (uncredited)
Jorge Mondragón ... Boris (uncredited)
María Eugenia San Martín ... (uncredited)
Víctor Velázquez ... (uncredited)

Directed by
René Cardona 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alfredo Salazar  story and adaptation

Produced by
Guillermo Calderón .... producer (as Guillermo Calderon Stell)
Original Music by
Antonio Díaz Conde 
Cinematography by
Enrique Wallace 
Film Editing by
Jorge Bustos 
Production Design by
José Rodríguez Granada  (as Jose Rodriguez G.)
Set Decoration by
Alfredo Penetre 
Makeup Department
Felisa Ladrón de Guevara .... makeup artist
Production Management
Fidel Pizarro .... production chief
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Luis Gaytán .... assistant director
Felipe Palomino .... sub-director
Sound Department
James L. Fields .... sound supervisor
José Li-ho .... sound editor (as Jose Liho)
Javier Mateos .... dialogue recordist
Galdino R. Samperio .... sound re-recordist (as Galdino Samperio)
Special Effects by
Antonio Muñoz Ravelo .... special effects (as Antonio M. Ravelo)
Juan Muñoz Ravelo .... special effects (as Juan Muñoz R.)
Editorial Department
Joaquín Ceballos .... assistant editor
Other crew
Sergio Jiménez C. .... titles (as Sergio Jimenez)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Las luchadoras contra el médico asesino" - Mexico (original title)
"Rock 'N Roll Wrestling Women vs. the Aztec Ape" - USA (video title (recut version))
"Sex Monster" - USA
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77 min | Mexico:82 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Revealing mistakes: Obvious double for Lorena Velázquez in most fight scenes.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in It's a Haunted Happenin'! (2002) (V)See more »


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The Brain Game, 29 March 2006
Author: sol from Brooklyn NY USA

Mexican horror movie about a mad doctor who's trying to transplant one womens brain into another womens head but with no success. The doctor did succeeded with having a gorilla's brain transplanted into his servants, Gomar, head turning him into a semi-human primate. But somehow when it came to women to women brain transplants in the four times that he tried it all the women died on the operating table.

Coming up with the bright idea that the women that he's using in his experiment's are of low intelligence the doctor has his hoods together with a bullet-proof clad Gomar kidnap laboratory aid Alice, after taking out four Mexican cops. Alice also dies during the doctors transplant operation which convinces the mad doctor that what he needs is a woman of very strong body as well as mind, a woman wrestler. And who better to experiment on then the Woman's Wrestling Champion of Mexico herself, who just happens to be the dead Alice's sister, Gloria Venus.

Lots of action with Gloria and her tag-team partner Golden Rubi taking on the mad doctor and his gang of thugs and having little trouble kicking their a**. In desperation the doctor, who after having his face burned with acid in a fight with the two girls, get the woman wrestler Vendatta and has Gomar's brain transplanted into her head! This hair brained idea on the doctors part gave Vendatta the strength of a bull-gorilla. Now the doctor will use her to get his revenge against both Gloria and Golden Rubi in the ring.

Not at first knowing who she's fighting with Gloria get's the hell beat out of her by the zombie-like Vendatta with the mad doctor disguised as her manager giving her instructions, via his power of mental telepathy, at ringside. Golden Rubi spots one of the mad doctors henchmen in the stands watching the wrestling match and realizes, after almost twisting his arm off, that it's the mad doctor who's behind Vendatta and want's his super-woman to end Gloria's career in the ring.

All hell breaks loose with both Golden Rubi and the ring referee joining in the fight with Vendatta as she and the disguised mad doctor make a run for it only to be trapped on a water tower where he and Vendatta have no where else to go but down and give themselves up to the awaiting police.

The wrestling scenes which make up almost half of the movie "Doctor of Doom" are about the only thing that makes the film watchable. The suspense of who the mad doctor really is is almost non-existent. Since even someone brain dead, like most of those in the movie, could figure that one out almost as soon as they saw the mad doctor, minus his KKK-like hood, make his both grand and uneventful appearance in the movie.

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