EL ASESINO INVISIBLE (1965)
aka Neutron Traps the Invisible Killer
Article 3139 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 1-10-2009
Posting Date: 3-19-2010
Directed by Rene Cardona
Featuring Jorge Rivera, Ana Bertha Lepe, Guillermo Murray
What it is: Mexican wrestler vs invisible man movie
The wrestler “The Golden Mask” must do battle with a homicidal invisible man.
For a while, this looked like it was going to be the Neutron movie I’d never see. In truth, I’d already seen all of the Neutron movies; this, despite the presence of Neutron’s name in the English version of the movie, does not feature Neutron, but a one-off wrestler called The Golden Mask, who, like Neutron, seems to be an actor rather than a real wrestler. Nevertheless, there are three wrestling scenes in this one. The first is at the very top of the movie, and I don’t remember if The Golden Mask was in it because I didn’t know what he was going to look like at the time. I know he isn’t in the second wrestling scene at all, and, though he appears in the third, that’s the only one that appears crucial to the plot, as the invisible man gets into the act. We do get plenty of nightclub scenes featuring Ana Bertha Lepe (who, based on seeing her name emblazoned across the marquee of the nightclub, appears to be playing herself), and some of her dances are pretty sexy. Still, I wouldn’t trust her with a gun; every time the invisible man shows up, she starts shooting all over the place. My copy is unsubtitled Spanish, and is a little difficult to follow, though I was able to pick up at least one plot element that gave me a clue to what was probably supposed to be a surprise ending. There’s a couple of clever moments (including one with a lynx), but overall, this isn’t one of the more memorable Mexican wrestler movies.