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Santo vs. las mujeres vampiro (1962)

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.

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Santo ... El Enmascarado de Plata
Lorena Velázquez ... Zorina, queen of the vampires
María Duval ... Diana Orlof
Jaime Fernández 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 ... Himself
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Storyline

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

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

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Action | Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Samson and the Vampire Women See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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

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Quotes

El Enmascarado de Plata: The fight must go on.
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Referenced in Estrella de plata (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Moolight Sonata
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Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
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The Quintessential Santo movie

In a dark mansion deep in the woods, a clan of vampire women awakes of a 200 year slumber to complete a cycle. Thorina (Lorena Velazquez), queen of the vampire women, must find her successor before returning to hell, so she sends Tundra (Ofelia Montesco) to kidnap Diana Orlof (Maria Duval), since she has the mark of the chosen one. Diana's father, the revered Professor Orlof (Augusto Benedico) has been waiting for this moment, and with the aid of his friend, the mysterious Santo (wrestler Santo himself), they will try to stop Thorina's plan.

This is the plot of the film considered as the best in the infamous Mexican wrestler sub-genre. "Santo Contra las Mujeres Vampiro" was the forth in Santo's career as an actor, and it sets the basis for his future films as his movies started to move away from the action genre and got closer to the realm of fantasy, horror and science fiction.

The wrestling sub-genre was a mixture of action films & superhero comics taking as main characters the famous wrestlers of the time. Santo was without a doubt the most popular of them, so he starred on a long series of films as a mysterious man devoted to justice. While in his earlier films he battled crime lords, soon he started fighting the supernatural creatures (mainly because horror started to be popular), and this film is the perfect example of that.

While this movie contains the typical flaws of the early Mexican b-movies (low-budget & cheap effects), it excels in other aspects such as the acting, and specially, in the beautiful Bava-influenced cinematography. The Gothic surreal look the movie has owes a lot to the Universal films of the 30s and the school of Mario Bava ("La Maschera del Demonio" comes to mind). The film has a visual composition that no other Mexican movie could surpass on a very long time.

The acting is very good for a movie of its kind, and the script, while very campy, tells a very entertaining story. Ofelia Montesco steals the show, not only with her stunning beauty but also with her powerful presence on screen; a presence only beaten by Santo himself, who with only a few lines but a lot of action demonstrates why he was the best. A word of advice, DO NOT get the dubbed version, since the awful dubbing makes the film a lot cheesier than what it already is.

Of course, as I wrote above, the movie's biggest flaw is the poor budget, resulting in very cheap SFX; also, the action scenes are a bit too long. On the top of that, it has dated badly and now it looks very kitsch. However, Santo's charm remains untainted and makes the film a jewel of entertainment.

With this film, Santo the wrestler/actor was transformed into Santo, the iconic cult figure; and his film persona grew to mythical proportions. While this is not an award-winning film, it makes an enjoyable experience and the best way to experience the Mexican wrestler sub-genre. 7/10


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