- X 2019
Blue Demon contra Cerebros Infernales
Blue Demon vs. the Infernal Brains
Blue Demon vs. El Crimen
Rafael Pérez Grovas, Reynaldo P.Portillo (executive) for Estudio América, Cinematográfica RA
directed by Chano Urueta
starring Blue Demon, David Reynoso, Ana Martín, Noé Murayama, Dagoberto Rodríguez, Barbara Angely, Víctor Alcocer, Fernando Osés, Burdette Zea, Jesús Murcielago Velázquez, Julie Janssen, Martha Arlette, Reyes Oliva, Iliano Urieta, Mario Texas, Lina Marín, Gloria Chávez, Jorge Casanova, Linda Fenger, Carlos Suárez, Margarito Luna, Gerardo Zepeda, Pedro Ortega, José Alvarez Valdez, Antonio Padilla Pícoro, Black Shadow (= Alejandro Cruz), Eduardo Bonada, El Cavernario (= Cavernario Galindo), Juan Garza, Victor Junco
written by Antonio Orellana, Fernando Osés, music by Gustavo César Carrión
Evil Doctor Sanders has found a way to keep brains not only alive after
removing them from their bodies, but has also developed a machine that
enables him to communicate with these brains and extract all their
scientific knowledge. To this end, he has kidnapped several prominent
scientists. He steals their brains, then provides them with other brains
of persons of lesser knowledge, and sees to it that the scientists's
bodies die in accidents soon. This way he figures he will never be spotted.
does he do it?
Because a foreign nation with a big checkbook,
represented by Dr Cadar is willing to pay big money. Dr Cadar is
especially fascinated by Sanders' security chief Kathia, a woman who's as
charming as she's cunning, as seductive as she's cruel. And she heads the
army of zombies, or robots, as Sanders prefers to call them, with three
sexy and very stylish robot girls being her personal entourage.
course, Sanders' plan isn't without a hitch, because before death, these
scientists with their new brains tend to behave oddly (and not very
scientist-like anymore, for obvious reasons), and after death, their
bodies crumble to dust within hours. This has alerted the local secret
service, represented by special agent Reyes and his always jealous
assistant Martha. In times of need, they are assisted by masked
championship wrestler Blue Demon, who in this film has the ability to
appear out of and disappear into thin air if need be. For the longest
time, Reyes, Martha and Blue Demon try to track Sanders' organisation down
but seem to only move in circles, while more and more scientists
disappear, despite our heroes' best efforts. Then they come up with the
plan to disguise Reyes as a scientist and equip him with a radio
transmitter, then let Kathia and her robot girls kidnap him.
and company only realize they have been duped when Reyes is already
strapped to the operating table and readied to be lobotomized, but then
Blue Demon and Martha already interfere, smash the place to bits and
pieces, free Reyes, and manage to just get away before Sanders' hideout
with all the baddies in it self-destructs ...
Now I won't lie
to you, this film is simplistic and childish to the t, full of plotholes,
scientific nonsense and the like, and don't get me started about story
structure, actors, special effects ...
But at the same time, Blue
Demon contra Cerebros Infernales is also an underrated gem of high
camp. The outrageous late-1960's outfits Martha, Kathia and her robot
girls wear are almost worth the price of admission on their own (even or
especially if you don't care much about fashion), especially when
contrasted with Reyes' classic flatfoot outfit (including the obligatory
old and crumpled hat) and Blue Demon's mask and cape, then there are the
wonderful cheapish cardboard sets in all colours of the rainbow that are
to represent Sanders' lab, and finally the cheapish special effects -
especially the talking brains in labelled jars on a kitchen table are a
So no, this is not a good movie, but for friends of unintentional
humour it's the perfect party movie just because of that!