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“Santo y Blue Demon Contra Los Monstruos”. So Bad its Good

BY SUE HUNTER WEIR

Wow! I think that everyone who attended “Santo y Blue Demon Contra Los Monstruos” would agree that their reaction was “Wow!” One thing’s for sure, you won’t see a movie like this one every day. It was quite possibly one of the worst and funniest movies ever made. Local wrestler, Spider Baby, gave a stirring introduction, and a handful of diehard fans came wearing their Santo and Blue Demon masks which helped to get all of us into the spirit of the thing.

Superhero “Santo” and his best friend “The Blue Demon” had to battle the bad guys, and there were a lot of them: Frankenstein, a vampire, a mummy, a werewolf and the cheesiest-looking Cyclops ever to walk the earth. The bad guys messed up when they kidnapped our hero’s girlfriend (you have to picture Frankenstein driving a getaway car). And even though the bad guys had created an evil duplicate of the Blue Demon, it didn’t take long for Santo to sort out who his true friend was. (There is no need to issue any kind of a “spoiler alert” since the movie was long on action, incredibly short on plot). And what can we say about the Busby Berkeley-esque song and dance scenes that appeared out of nowhere? This is one where you really had to be there. And, who knows, if you missed it, you may get another chance—there are 51 more movies in the series and, not surprisingly, no one picked up the copyright.

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