Wrestler Mil Mascaras
tries to destroy a coven of vampires, led by the King of the Underworld
(Dracula, under the alias Count Branus Alucard). However, Dracula
has totally lost touch with reality and is stark raving mad [could
there be a better role for hammy John Carradine?]. He must be kept
in a cage while the vampire Queen desperately attempts to keep control
of her coven. Mil Masacaras, with the help of journalist Carlos Mayer,
invade the castle after a series of deadly attacks.
It probably seemed
like a good idea on paper... to have a wrestling superhero named Mil
Mascaras (A Thousand Masks) who changes headgear constantly.
But in reality, it can cause unnecessary confusion, especially if
there's more than one masked wrestler in the cast. It's almost necessary
for him to enter the scene with an introduction as he's not recognizable
from one moment to the next.
This movie was
one of a handful made by actor John Carradine in Mexico at the time.
He would travel the world, appearing in one film after another (he
often mused: "Why do I have a house if I'm never home").
In fact, he made almost 400 movies between 1930-1995, dying of natural
causes in Milan Italy at age 82, November 1988. His final films were
the genre classics Gerard Kikoine's BURIED
ALIVE, Lana Wood's DEMON
OF THE NIGHT and JEKYLL
AND HYDE: DIABOLIC PACT, also made in Mexico.
A Mexican/Spanish film with English subtitles;
uncut (91 min)
widescreen format, DVDs encoded for ALL REGION NTSC,
playable on any American DVD machine.
Extras include theatrical trailers.
For Mature Audiences