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Writer:
Alfredo Salazar (story)
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Release Date:
24 May 1963 (Mexico) See more »
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Plot:
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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Cast

  (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)
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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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Runtime:
77 min | Mexico:82 min
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Revealing mistakes: Obvious double for Lorena Velázquez in most fight scenes.See more »
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Silly But Fun, 16 December 2011
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Doctor of Doom (1963)

** (out of 4)

Very silly but entertaining Mexican horror film about a mad scientist who is putting the hearts of apes into the bodies of females. When all of the females keep dying the doctor decides to use a stronger body, that of a female wrestler, and by doing so he plans on using her to kill a couple other female wrestlers who blew up his laboratory. If you're wanting some sort of art picture then I'd recommend several films by Luis Bunuel because that's not what you're going to be getting out of this picture. DOCTOR OF DOOM makes very little sense, the special effects aren't that special and the performances rank just above a middle-school production but all of this just adds to the charm. I think what makes the film work so well is that the pacing is pretty fast and there's always something crazy going on. It's funny hearing dialogue early on talking about how women are "too weak" to be experimented on and yet the doctor just keeps using them. He blames women for not being strong enough to live through his operations but then he sends his men out to get another woman. We also have an accident of the doctors, which is a half man, half ape creation who does the majority of the dirty work. You can tell that didn't have too much money to fix him us as he's just got a few patches of hair scattered around his body. In the English dubbed version we get some hilarious heavy breathing from the creature, which makes him more charming than scary. Then, of course, you have the downright silly wrestling scenes that add nothing and I'm still trying to figure out why they were so important in the first place. Naturally these must have been very popular in the day but today it just comes off rather silly and childish. While there's no tension or drama, the director at least keeps the pace rather fast and it's funny seeing the various ways that the story changes for no reason or watching things happen, which couldn't have possibly happened. Just check out the highlight when a couple cops are about to be smashed to death in a secret room (think THE RAVEN torture trap) and the wall is just a foot or so away from them. They use their watches to call out for help and the female wrestlers, in a different location, have time to drive to them, walk around the house slowly and then finally track them down. Seeing this scene play out is a non-stop laugh and one of the reasons the film remains entertaining.

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