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 »
Alfonso Corona Blake,
Manuel San Fernando
When men start getting assasinated in Mexico city in strange circumstances and no clear motive after an anonym note informing them of the date of their death, a friend of Santo, the silver ... See full summary »
B-movie is about right: THE WITCHES ATTACK has a lot going for it: some pretty good action scenes, some of the gratuitous but oh-so-voluptuous vixens we've come to expect from Santo movies, and El Santo himself. While the movie borrows liberally from SANTO VS. THE VAMPIRE WOMEN (it's almost a remake, actually), it has an unevenness about it that's hard to overlook. The opening sequence, for instance, is a tad confusing in that it gives the impression that one has stumbled into the middle of a movie already in progress. It turns out to be a dream sequence, but, until that much is made clear, the viewer can't help but wonder what's going on. My biggest problem with this one are the fight scenes: the action is great, but it's all covered by two cameras- one of which either has a filter of some kind over the lens (to make a daytime shot look like a nighttime shot) or was set at a totally different F stop from the other. This wouldn't matter except for the fact that the fight scenes are edited so that footage from both cameras is intercut; the difference is jarring to see. Still, one of the more entertaining Santo movies, and worth a look.
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