FantasticFest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and action movies from all around the world. Here's a list of some of our favorite movies at FantasticFest.
Santo, a hero wrestler, helps a professor and his beautiful niece find a clue to a treasure that will be used to help local children. The clue is a medallion worn by a mummy in a cave, ... See full summary »
Miguel M. Delgado
José Mantequilla Nápoles,
Kikis Herrera Calles
This movie is full of fun and fisticuffs and like the others I've seen in the series, seriously nutty. If you've never seen a Santo movie this is a great place to start!
I admit it, I'm starting to get seriously hooked on the surreal adventures of El Santo, the silver-masked wrestler cum crime fighter. One thing I really dig about the Santo movies is that continuity doesn't seem to be a big issue, so you can seemingly watch them in any order. At least that's my experience so far. Each one I've seen has Santo with a new love interest and a new set of adventures caused by a new acquaintance, usually a Professor of some sort. This time it's Professor Cristaldi (Jorge Mondragon), the Uncle of El Santo's girlfriend Lina (Nubia Marti). 400 years earlier the Professor's ancestor had defeated Count Dracula and he is worried that his family, which also includes his daughter and granddaughter, are in grave danger. Of course he's right, an evil hunchback called Eric (Wally Barron) raises Dracula (Aldo Monti) from the dead and also resurrects Dracula's sidekick The Wolfman, aka Rufus Rex (Agustin Martinez Solares). Santo enlists the help of his great buddy Blue Demon (Alejandro Cruz) after the Professor is kidnapped, and away we go. The movie is full of fun and fisticuffs and like the others I've seen in the series, seriously nutty. Some of my favourite moments included Santo and Blue Demon relaxing playing chess (with their masks on naturally!), a "walk the plank" scene featuring some meddlesome werewolves and a wrestling match against "Renato The Hippie". If you've never seen a Santo movie this is a great place to start!
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