Saturday, September 28, 2019

LAS MOMIAS DE GUANAJUATO - "The Mummies Of Guanajuato" (1972)

 This Saturday Night Special will be my last Mummy post for a while (Oh, Yeah, there is still more), because now it's time to focus on the Countdown To Halloween!

Tonight's feature is called "Las Momias De Guanajuato" and shouldn't be confused with "El Robo De Las Momias De Guanajuato," or "El Castillo De Las Momias De Guanajuato," which were all made in the early 1970's.

These people are on a tour of a real place called "El Museo de las Momias" or "The Museum Of The Mummies" which is in where else but Guanajuato, Mexico where 59 out of 111 Mummies are on display. Their tour guide is a short gentleman named Jorge Pinguino, or The Penguin!

 The real Mummies of Guanajuatto are a number of naturally mummified bodies caused by a cholera outbreak in 1833.

 The Mummies in the story of this movie are a completely different breed!
The big guy in the middle is a wrestler named Satan, and the whole story revolves around a 100 year old feud between him and Santo!

 Satan is a bad sport and a sore loser, and holds a grudge for a long time!
Satan is played by Manuel Leal, and is supposedly 7' 2" but I doubt it!

 Santo is only in this film for a very limited time. The real stars are two other very popular masked wrestlers, Mil Máscaras and Blue Demon! I read that it pissed off Blue Demon that Santo got the top billing for this movie, while he and Mil did all the work, something he never did get over!

 Satan is now back, and he's got all his other dead Mummy amigos to help him out!

 In this flashback scene, you get a good chance to see what they really looked like!

 These two are definitely good buddies, and Blue Demon drives an MG and Mil Máscaras drives what looks like a dune buggie!

 Just to prove how mean he is, Satan murders the Penguin!

 All Hell breaks out and this is the first of many Mummy Battle Royales!

 You can shoot them, and they don't die, and this Mummy was tossed out a second story window, and still manages to get back up! It's difficult to kill things that are already dead!

 Satan unmasks and strips Blue Demon of his mask and outfit, and gives it to one of his dead fiends so he can kill people and the authorities will think it's Blue Demon who is doing it.

 Although Satan and his gang have plenty of opportunities to kill Blue Demon and Mil Máscaras, they instead choose to kill their friends like Penguin, and gal pals like Patricia (La Venganza De Las Mujeres Vampiro, Santo Contra La Mafia Del Vicio)Ferrer as Alicia!

 Santo finally comes rolling into town just because he needs a place to sleep after his last big match!

 Santo finds the whole town is full of  Mummies, running amok and killing the local townspeople! 
Blue Demon and Mil Máscaras are there too, so there's one last big fight before Santo finally says, "Go get the guns in my car!" (Now we already know bullets can't hurt the Mummies any more than sticks and stones, so what's the deal?

 These guns shoot fire!

 It's pretty difficult to remain a formidable opponent when you are literally toast!
The End comes quick after this!

I've seen better, and I've seen worse, but for the most part, "Las Momias De Guanajuato" is just a silly, stupid, but fun movie, and was interesting enough that I'd watch it again! You know it just feels good to know that there are people out there like Blue Demon, Mil Máscaras, and Santo watching out for all of us!

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