This is a secuel to "The Phantom Stagecoach" of the Zorro Escarlata (Scarlet Fox) movie serials, this time Sacrlet Fox battles a huge monster created by evil science and black magic,and in ...
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This is a secuel to "The Phantom Stagecoach" of the Zorro Escarlata (Scarlet Fox) movie serials, this time Sacrlet Fox battles a huge monster created by evil science and black magic,and in the pure style of Gene Autry's The Phantom Empire,mixes,horror,sci-fi, and singing cowboys (in this case singing charros) to create one of the most bizarre and intresting combos of the 50s in mexican moviesWritten by
Emmanuel Armas Esqueda
A small rural Western settlement finds themselves under attack by a deformed witch and her henchmen looking for subjects to experiment on eternal youth formulas and use a local hero to stop their plans.
Quite frankly, this here is one of the weirdest Mexican horrors so far, though for a lot of good reasons. The decision to make the witch an articulate skeleton, able to move around and interact with the characters in it's scenes, gesturing and speaking aloud, is just unnerving and gives it a creepy quality that is really enjoyable and off-setting. Also, the rural setting of the main characters plays off the scientifically-advanced villains, as they manage to play with a tele-screen prompter, mind-controlling rings worn on their fingers and transformation serums is another off-setting feature, especially since the movie takes place in a Western setting, complete with horses and slow-loading rifles. Despite the singing interludes that grew tedious and a rather fun and spirited finale that's ruined by the hero having no real involvement in the defeat of the group, this one was pretty enjoyable.
Today's Rating-Unrated/PG: Violence
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