There are certain events that are seasonal in nature. The monarch butterflies return to Mexico each winter. The swallows return to San Juan Capistrano each March. The giant great white sharks return to Amity Island each July.
And we, Gentle Listeners, each May, must return to Horror Mexico, land of the luchador - the heroic, super human wrestler who uses his masked powers for good and not for evil. Unless of course they are temporarily under the control of a mad scientist.
This month, as last May, our guide and our gateway to Horror Mexico is Santo, The Saint, The Man in The Silver Mask, and this month, he is going to fight very undead, but very beautiful vampire women.
In this early entry into the Santo mythos, the 7th film out of the eventual 52 that would be made, the movie both continues the tropes and traditions of the luchador, while adding some serious production values which add to the atmospheric black and white.
Let’s get in our convertible, put the top down, blast some bossa nova music, grab a Big Gulp and some Slim Jim’s from the 7-11 and head down to Horror Mexico, shall we?
Yes, we shall.
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