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 Zombies; Baron Brakola; The Beasts of Terror).
El Santo, Gina Romand, Anel, Roberto Cañedo, Sonia Fuentes, Carlos Agosti, Gerardo Zepeda, Carlos Suárez, Carol Bravo.
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…
“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
“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
” … 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