The Merits of Sin: Santo in Vengeance of the Mummy (1971) (Mexico)

Oh my wowie zowie! The legendary El Santo may never submit in the ring but you’ll be begging for your mummy by the time the credits role!…I’m sorry. I’ve been reading back issues of Famous Monsters of Filmland and felt like I needed to get this out before my head exploded into a beautiful shower … More The Merits of Sin: Santo in Vengeance of the Mummy (1971) (Mexico)

The Merits of Sin: Violador Infernal aka The Infernal Rapist (1988) (Mexico)

We’ve all been there, you wake up in a panic at six in the morning with only a foggy recollection of what went down the night before. When you reach over to your trusty nightstand, the sick realization hits that you are not in the womb like comfort of your own bedroom. Gazing at the … More The Merits of Sin: Violador Infernal aka The Infernal Rapist (1988) (Mexico)

Forgotten Nightmares: Ladrón de Cadáveres aka The Body Snatcher (1957) (Mexico)

Another winner from south of the border successfully combines police work, mad science and wrestling and even throws in a delightful monster for good measure. Some of Mexico’s finest athletes are dropping dead. Making matters worse, their bodies are being snatched from their final resting place within a couple of days. Confusion plagues the Mexico … More Forgotten Nightmares: Ladrón de Cadáveres aka The Body Snatcher (1957) (Mexico)

The Merits of Sin (Poetically Waxed Special): Santo and Blue Demon Against the Monsters (1970) (Mexico)

       I sucked at Spanish in highschool. I’m not much better at it now. My limited grasp on the language comes from a want to not sound like a complete asshole while ordering food. Delicious food. Beyond my half assed attempts to impress the waitresses at hundreds of different Mexican restaurants all over … More The Merits of Sin (Poetically Waxed Special): Santo and Blue Demon Against the Monsters (1970) (Mexico)

The Merits of Sin: Demon Hunter (1983) (Mexico)

This Mexican oddity could have been a trash classic if only they were willing to embrace their slipshod makeup department. Instead, we get some mild entertainment and only a few glimpses of the charmingly awful monster. After an old sorcerer comes into his home and does some weird shit with a decapitated chicken to his … More The Merits of Sin: Demon Hunter (1983) (Mexico)

Forgotten Nightmares: The Man and the Monster (1958) (Mexico)

A few words before we get to the review proper. Mexico has a sadly ignored rich history with the horror genre. Offering a vast array of flicks for any adventurous fan from the genuinely chilling (1975’s Darker Than Night) to the bat shit insane (1962’s The Brainiac), Mexi-horror should (especially the first boom) be held … More Forgotten Nightmares: The Man and the Monster (1958) (Mexico)