Santo y Blue Demon vs Dracula y el Hombre Lobo (1973)

SANTO Y BLUE DEMON VS DRACULA Y EL HOMBRE LOBO (1973)
aka Santo and Blue Demon vs Dracula and the Wolf Man
Article 3432 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 11-27-2010
Posting Date: 1-6-2011
Directed by Miguel M. Delgado
Country: Mexico
What it is: Wrestlers vs Monsters

When Dracula and the Wolf Man are revived, Santo calls on the services of his friend Blue Demon to help defeat them.

It looks like someone in charge of these movies has watched a few of the Hammer horrors; the revival of Dracula here is quite similar to the one in DRACULA, PRINCE OF DARKNESS. Apparently, the same process works on the Wolf Man as well. This is pretty much what you’d expect from one of these movies; wrestling scenes interspersed with the monsters plotting mayhem and scenes of the two wrestlers figuring out how to defeat them. Granted, since my copy was in unsubtitled Spanish, I no doubt missed some subtleties, but, truth to tell, I don’t think there’s a lot of them here. Apparently, Dracula and Wolf Man are building minion armies; there’s lots of fanged women wearing big red negligees as well as several very hairy men, and the two wrestlers take them on near the end. For those of you not into the wrestling films, I’m going to warn you that the movie goes on another ten minutes after it’s essentially over. Why? So we can see Santo and Blue Demon tag team a wrestling match. On a side note, it’s good to see that Santo is taking my advice and not wearing his cape when he tools around in his convertible; good for him! Now if I could only be sure he was buckling up…

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