Las Vampiras [translation: “The Female Vampires”] is a 1968 Mexican masked wrestler horror movie directed by Federico Curiel (The Curse of Nostradamus; The Empire of Dracula; The Mummies of Guanajuato) from a screenplay co-written with Adolfo Torres Portillo (Hellish Spiders; Diabolical Pact).
The film stars John Carradine (Autopsy of a Ghost; Bigfoot; Vampire Hookers), Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Mil Máscaras, María Duval, Marta Romero, Maura Monti, Dagoberto Rodríguez, Vianey Lárraga, Elsa Maria, Manuel Garay, Rossy Ceballos, Sara Benítez and Felipe del Castillo.
A masked wrestler (Mil Máscaras) tries to break up a coven of female vampires, led by Branus, king of the vampires (Carradine). Meanwhile, the latter has been caged by his own female followers…
” …Carradine leaves teeth marks not only on most of the cast members, but also every inch of the scenery. And, when he doesn’t look just plain confused, he appears to be having a great time doing it. If all his mugging, gnashing of teeth and bellowing (in dubbed Spanish, of course) were Las Vampiras’ only attraction, that would be enough, but, happily, the film also delivers pretty much everything else you’d want from one of these movies.” Todd Stadtman, The Lucha Diaries
” … like some half-assed attempt to remake Santo vs. the Vampire Women with none of the style, charm, or fun of that production. Much of the film’s 90 minute running time consists of a half-dozen or so caped dance school floozies wrapped up in vomit-green nylon leggings running around in circles while waving their arms about.” Silver Emulsion Film Reviews