This was one of the first Blue Demon films that I actually saw, though I'd
been aware of the character for some years prior. As I now operate a lucha
cinema web page and collect lucha film art, I'm still in fairly regular
contact with the film on one plane or another.
In a genre noted for markedly varying textures and styles, B D CONTRA
CEREBROS INFERNALES -- and its companion feature BLUE DEMON CONTRA LAS
DIABOLICAS -- shared a sort of mod/pop glitz.
Both shared a blaring, vaguely James Bondian theme and several oddball,
pastel-spotted op art set panels. Also, unlike the earlier Santo entries,
the Demon of this period lives in a more cosmopolitan venue, where wicked
scientists and jewel thieves can easily hop a jet to take the plotline to
Not that things are all skittles and beer for our hero. The Demon drives
luck -- and shared pot luck at that. The Barracuda he drives in CEREBROS
donated to the villain of DIABOLICAS. For the latter, the Demon has to
due with a Harley.
Significantly, the Demon found himself paired with David Reynoso and Ana
Martin, who spent much of both films exchanging fawning cow eyes. This is
throwback to the earlier genre films, where the masked hero du jour waves
goodbye and speeds away as the love interest manifests itself in a final
clinch between the second string leads. At about this time, Santo as
engaging in the occasional lip lock in his own films (a bit jarring, as he
maintained his mask in these sequences).
In their defense, Reynoso and Martin are far less irritating than, say,
Fernando Cassanova and Ana Bertha Lepe, who served as the love interest in
three of Santo's earliest flicks...
Intriguingly, the Demon acquires powers in this film -- gaining the
to literally run through a solid wall without visible damage. He also
up the ability to teleport rather uncertainly about, though whether this
indicates a true supernatural nature (as he had in EL MUNDO DE LOS
or is some fluke of science is a bit unclear.
Overall, it's an enjoyable little watch, though nowhere as gleefully
over-the-top as the films which pitted the Demon against supernatural
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