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Santo Versus the Vampire Women (1962)

Santo vs. las mujeres vampiro (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Horror | 1963 (USA)
A professor recruits a professional wrestler to protect his daughter from vampires intent on kidnaping her and marrying her to the devil.


Antonio Orellana (story), Fernando Osés (story) | 3 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Santo ... El Enmascarado de Plata
Lorena Velázquez ... Zorina, queen of the vampires
María Duval ... Diana Orlof
Jaime Fernández ... Insp. Carlos
Augusto Benedico ... Prof. Orlof
Xavier Loyá ... Jorge - Diana's fiance (as Javier Loya)
Ofelia Montesco ... Tundra, vampire priestess
Fernando Osés ... Vampire
Guillermo Hernández Guillermo Hernández ... Vampire
Nathanael León ... Vampire (as Leon Moreno)
Ricardo Adalid Ricardo Adalid ... Detective at Party
Cavernario Galindo Cavernario Galindo ... Cavernario
Ray Mendoza Ray Mendoza ... El Indio
Alejandro Cruz Alejandro Cruz ... Black Shadow
Bobby Bonales ... Himself


The vampire women in Mexico have awakened from their sleep, commanded by their master, The Evil One, to find him a bride. They choose as their target the beautiful daughter of a local professor. To rescue his daughter, the professor calls El Santo (Samson in some US versions), a silver-masked wrestler for justice. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Solo un hombre de acero...de agilidad de pantera, es capaz de luchar contra las MUJERES VAMPIRO...y ese hombre es...SANTO!


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Release Date:

1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Samson and the Vampire Women See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


El Santo was renamed "Samson" by producer K. Gordon Murray for the English dub. See more »


In the English-dubbed version of the film, Santo's name has been changed to Samson. However, the crowd at the wrestling match chants "Santo!" See more »


El Enmascarado de Plata: The fight must go on.
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Referenced in Estrella de plata (2009) See more »


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Viva El Santo!
3 March 2007 | by MartianOctocretr5See all my reviews

You haven't seen fun camp and delightful cheese until you've seen an El Santo movie, and his match with a bunch of beautiful vampire ladies is probably his best.

Since Lucha Libre (Wrestling) is very popular south of the border, El Santo (or Samson, or The Silver Masked Wrestler etc) was the master of caped comic book heroes in Mexico back in the 60's. This movie boasts not only the typical Santo plot: a wrestling match at the beginning, a pretty girl being menaced by bad guys, a professor who knows how to stop the bad guys, a second wrestling match with a concealed bad guy masquerading as a wrestler trying to kill Santo in the ring etc., but it also has some cool old-school Gothic style undead evil mistresses. And some beauties they are too: Lorena Velasquez (a look-alike to a young Liz Taylor, except prettier) is the effectively sinister vampire queen who is looking for a successor.

It's a lot of late night horror movie fun, the kind the "live monster" hosts like Elvira and Vampira used to show. You can't help but love the stilted, translated dialog done in laughably out-of-synch dubbing, endless fighting scenes (the kind where people fall down even when a punch misses them by ten feet), a slowly unravelling master plot, and cheap special effects. This is a "must see" for fans of campy horror films.

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