(288) VAMPIRES OF COYOACAN (1974) Mil Mascaras | German Robles
of the Ten Best Mexican Vampire Movies"
-Mexican Lucha Libre Cinema
Mexican/Spanish title LOS VAMPIROS DE COYOACAN [The Vampires
director: Arturo Martinez
starring: German Robles ˇ Mil Mascaras ˇ Sasha Montenegro ˇ Superzan
ˇ Carlos Lopez Moctezuma
is an effective companion to Mil Mascaras' earlier VAMPIRAS
[Female Vampires] . It contains lots
of cool stuff: great luchador costumes, midget vampires, convertible muscle
cars, good special FX, beautiful women, Mil Mascaras in his prime, and
legendary German Robles (THE
VAMPIRE and BRAINIAC).
After a lengthy opening (15 minute) sequence with tag-team Mascaras &
Superzan, the plot kicks into gear. A wrestler named Cyclone is murdered
in the ring by his opponent El Espectro. Then, his body is mysteriously
drained of blood before the police arrive to investigate. This is El Espectro's
third 'accidental' murder but the judge releases him on grounds of "an
unfortunate sports mishap." Mil Mascaras is convinced of foul play
and believes all luchador's are in danger. He and Superzan visit an old
friend, Dr Thomas, for advice. They soon learn that the doctor's own daughter
has become a victim of vampirism, seemingly coinciding with the arrival
of Baron Bradok from Transylvania.
is a professional Luchador [masked Mexican wrestler], the first to wrestle
at NYC's Madison Square Gardens (December, 1972). He was born Aaron Rodríguez
Arellano in 1942 and began his wrestling career in 1965, winning numerous
major awards including Mexico's D.F. National Heavyweight title. He is
the only surviving luchador of the original Santo/Blue Demon celebrity
wave. His most prolific period was 1969-74 (ENIGMA
OF DEATH, MUMMIES
OF GUANAJUATO and BLACK
POWER with Sergio Oliva), but he continues making films today
MASCARAS VS THE AZTEC MUMMY).
with optional English subtitles, 87 min,
widescreen, encoded for ALL REGION, playable on any American DVD machine.
Extras include selected theatrical trailers.
recommended for Mature Audiences