Professor Sandoval has disappeared, so his daughter Gloria (Gloria
Velázquez) asks the police for help, and soon enough, 3 detectives
(Armando Silvestre, Jaime Fernández, Irma Serrano) are on the case.
the meantime, several crimes are committed throughout the city by
criminals that actually have been executed, criminals that seem to be
indestructible - in a word, by zombies.
What these two facts have to do
with each other?
Professor Sandoval has researched voodoo and
zombification in Haiti, is the one expert on the subject. Now the
professor has always a good guy, so nobody suspects him of being involved
with the crimes, but what if his knowledge has fallen into the wrong
The police soon hits a dead end in the investigations, but there
is still one secret weapon they can employ: Masked wrestler Santo! You
see, Santo is not only a wrestler, he also has a crimelab in his basement,
and via a TV screen he can obviously spy in on everything - though don't
ask me how that works without him having placed cameras pretty much
Santo soon finds out the zombies are led by a hooded man,
and because he has apparently placed a camera in the hooded man's hideout,
too, he always knows what he and his zombies are up to in advance.
However, the hooded man soon becomes aware of the fact that Santo is on
his trail, so he zombifies Santo's next opponent in the ring (Fernando
Osés), hoping to have him killed in the arena in front of a live
audience. However, Santo sees through all of this, and discovers that the
zombies are actually mind-controlled by explosive belts - and with that
knowledge, Santo is able to destroy his zombie opponent.
meantime, the hooded man has managed to kidnap Gloria and with her help
lure the three police detectives on his trail into a trap. But he hasn't
taken into account that Santo might be on Gloria's trail as well, and he
takes down zombie after zombie before entering the hooded one's lair and
destroying his zombification machinery - which causes all of the zombies
to crumble to dust. And ultimately, the hooded man is unmasked and
revealed to be the brother (Carlos Agostí) of professor Sandoval.
this is a movie with more than its fair share of shortcomings: Its story
doesn't always make sense, it features a few too many wrestling bouts that
distract from the plot, its mystery aspects are not properly set up, its
direction is uninspired, and the cast is at best mediocre ... but then the
film is also fun, fun of the silly, unsophisticated, unreflected variety
maybe, but fun still. And while there are better Santo films of that
variety out there, this one's still entertaining enough.