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Santo en el museo de cera (1963)

El Santo, the masked Mexican wrestler, investigates a series of kidnappings. He discovers that the mysterious Doctor Caroll is using the victims as part of his experiments to develop an ... See full summary »

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Santo (as Santo? El Enmascarado de Plata)
Claudio Brook ...
Dr. Karol
Norma Mora ...
Gloria
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Ricardo Carbajal
Roxana Bellini ...
Susana Mendoza
José Luis Jiménez ...
Professor Galván
Víctor Velázquez ...
Inspector Fernández
Jorge Mondragón ...
Comisario / Police Chief
Fernando Osés ...
Secuaz / Henchman
Nathanael León ...
Secuaz / Bald henchman (as Leon Moreno)
Concepción Martínez ...
Anciana encuentra cámara
Myron Levine ...
Doctor
Cesáreo Cruz
Salvador Castro
Juan Garza
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El Santo, the masked Mexican wrestler, investigates a series of kidnappings. He discovers that the mysterious Doctor Caroll is using the victims as part of his experiments to develop an army of monsters. Naturally, El Santo is able to overcome them all - with wrestling! Written by Mike Konczewski

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20 June 1963 (Mexico)  »

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Samson in the Wax Museum  »

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Upon coming to the statue of Joseph Guillotin, the wax museum tour guide states that Guillotin was the first man to die in the device that bears his name. This is not true. Guillotin died of an infection twenty years after France's Reign of Terror. See more »

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Old droopy drawers is back in the wax museum yet!
6 June 2001 | by (In a wax museum bored stiff) – See all my reviews

I have a fondness for most south of the border horror movies.This really isn't one of them.Masked wrestlers were very popular in Mexico from the mid fifties to the mid eighties.Santo was the most popular of them.Only three movies were imported and dubbed into English.This sad one, the much better Samson And The Vampire Women and Invasion Of The Zombies (which I haven't seen).

Okay for some reason Santo is called Samson in this movie.What is goofy is when he is in the wrestling arena (which is too often) the crowd is chanting"Santo!Santo!Santo!"Samson battles for the good of mankind when he isn't wrestling with other sweaty guys.Everybody has to have a hobby.

The plot boils down(if I may pun)to this:The mad Dr Karol runs a wax museum.With some sort of mad scientist formula he has live exhibits that obey his commands. There is a Frankenstein type monster, a werewolf, a pig man and a caveman.Karol was disfigured in an explosion(but only his hands). Therefore he wants to make the world feel pain and ugliness.(Maybe he should make them watch this movie, eh?)Well he kills a friend of Samson's and makes it look like someone is also out to kill him.So old droopy drawers, I mean Samson is on the case.

Now we have to fill 90 minutes here kids.So we get endless wrestling scenes not to mention the endless mad scientist chortling over his helpless victims scenes.Samson takes nearly the whole film to figure things out.He has to face Dr Karol's army of wax zombie/critters.Will anyone survive?

You won't care.While this movie is better than the absolute bottom of garbage heap films (say New York Ripper for instance)it is well below average.So if you have 90 minutes to kill and want to inflict pain and suffering onto yourself or share that agony with others, this film may do it for you.


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