Santo vs. Frankestein’s Daughter – Mexico, 1971

 

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Santo vs. Frankestein’s Daughter – original title: Santo vs. la hija de Frankestein – is a 1971 (released 1972) Mexican wrestling-horror film directed by Miguel M. Delgado (Mysteries of Black Magic; Santo and Blue Demon vs. Dracula and the Wolfman; Vengeance of the Crying Woman) from a screenplay by Fernando Osés (Santo vs. the ZombiesBaron Brakola; The Beasts of Terror).

Santo vs. la hija de Frankestein Gina Romand

Cast: 

El Santo, Gina Romand, Anel, Roberto Cañedo, Sonia Fuentes, Carlos Agosti, Gerardo Zepeda, Carlos Suárez, Carol Bravo.

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Plot:

Doctor Freda Frankestein (Gina Romand) and her assistant, Doctor Yanco (Roberto Canedo), are about to to bring one of their experiments to life. She intends to use a monster named Ursus to do her evil bidding.

Using a youth serum to retain their vitality, the doctors set their sights upon none other than El Santo. They need his super human blood to regenerate a stronger youth serum. They kidnap Santo’s god-daughter, Norma and lure the masked wrestler into Doctor Frankestein’s lab where he is captured and enslaved…

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Reviews:

“1971’s Santo vs. la hija de Frankestein (note the spelling), was a slick Eastmancolor entry, with atmospheric dungeon sets, a fog-bound cemetery, and a gogo-age lab. The film’s greatest asset is Cuban-born actress Gina Romand, who steals the picture as the commanding Freda, Frankenstein’s daughter, cooking up ugly monsters and bossing her muscle-bound henchmen around.” Frankensteinia

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“The performances from all concerned are spirited and the script gives the larger than life characters plenty of choice dialogue to chew on. The editing is fast-paced especially during the frequent action sequences with a variety of camera angles employed, something which is often lacking in the cheaper entries in the series.” The Deuce

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” … goofy, kitschy fun. Santo makes for a great do-gooder hero; he refers to his tormentor as ma’am and literally gives the turtleneck off his back to Ursus to use as a tourniquet. The dialogue is wonderfully campy (“Our love has broken the chains of your hypnotic force!”) and save for some mild gore, the film has the feel of an old-fashioned kiddie Saturday matinee.” Really Awful Movies

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