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Santo vs. the Vampire Women (1962)

Santo vs. las mujeres vampiro (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Horror | 1963 (USA)
A professor recruits a professional wrestler to protect his daughter from vampires intent on kidnaping her and marrying her to the devil.


Antonio Orellana (story), Fernando Osés (story) | 3 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Santo ... El Enmascarado de Plata
Lorena Velázquez ... Zorina, queen of the vampires
María Duval ... Diana Orlof
Jaime Fernández ... Insp. Carlos
Augusto Benedico ... Prof. Orlof
Xavier Loyá ... Jorge - Diana's fiance (as Javier Loya)
Ofelia Montesco ... Tundra, vampire priestess
Fernando Osés ... Vampire
Guillermo Hernández Guillermo Hernández ... Vampire
Nathanael León ... Vampire (as Leon Moreno)
Ricardo Adalid Ricardo Adalid ... Detective at Party
Cavernario Galindo Cavernario Galindo ... Cavernario
Ray Mendoza Ray Mendoza ... El Indio
Alejandro Cruz Alejandro Cruz ... Black Shadow
Bobby Bonales ... Self


The vampire women in Mexico have awakened from their sleep, commanded by their master, The Evil One, to find him a bride. They choose as their target the beautiful daughter of a local professor. To rescue his daughter, the professor calls El Santo (Samson in some US versions), a silver-masked wrestler for justice. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Solo un hombre de acero...de agilidad de pantera, es capaz de luchar contra las MUJERES VAMPIRO...y ese hombre es...SANTO!


Action | Horror


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Did You Know?


Riffed on MST3K, as the 24th episode of the 6th Season. See more »


In the English-dubbed version of the film, Santo's name has been changed to Samson. However, the crowd at the wrestling match chants "Santo!" See more »


El Enmascarado de Plata: The fight must go on.
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Referenced in Mondo Macabro: Mexican Horror Movies (2002) See more »


Moolight Sonata
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
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User Reviews

The essential Mexican Wrestler movie
29 March 2002 | by AlbertoAbreuSee all my reviews

In the late 50's and early 60's Mexican wrestling was flowing with renewed popularity. El Santo, The Man in the Silver Mask, was the most popular wrestler at the time, a true idol of the masses.

So somebody at some point decided to make "wrestling movies" transforming popular wrestlers into superheros (after all, they are masked and caped, aren't they?) and pitted them against criminal mobsters, evil scientists and in one occasion, a martian invasion.

Of course these movies are on par with the best (and worst) of B movies of the time, but this particular movie is considered an icon, receiving awards in Europe and Asia.

Today this movie would only inspire chuckles and outright laughs, but its a nice history lesson of the time when caped and masked men were in the imaginations of millions of Mexican kids.

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Release Date:

1963 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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