Santo vs.The Killers from Other Worlds (aka Santo Contra Los Asesinos De Otros Mundos)
Several people important to the economic matters of Mexico are attacked by a greasy brown blob. Soon a ransom demand is made for ten million dollars in gold bars, or else more will die. The police balk, but the villains prove true to their word. The head of the plot is revealed, a madman named, Malkosh (Carlos Agostí), who has kidnapped a professor named, Bernstein (Carlos Suárez), Bernstein has discovered dangerous microorganisms in a moon rock, which Malkosh is using in his scheme.The police don’t know what to do, but Santo is on the scene and he has a plan...
|In Soviet Mexico, sleeping bag unzip you.|
The blob monster is definitely a mixed bag (no pun intended), most of the time it is comically terrible. It’s obviously just three or four people crawling around under a gross brown sheet of stitched together Naugahyde. Occasionally, in combination with the grungy cheap photography, there is something unnerving about it. Seeing those figures encased in what looks like dirt encrusted skin, clammering over someone, turns what is at first, Santo vs. The Creeping Terror (1964) into Santo vs. Silent Hill. Then the movie switches back to the thing chasing El Enmascarado de Plata down a runway and it loses all credibility again.
|Santo vs. the Mildly Interesting Lamp|
The Killers from Other Worlds takes a plot that is weird, even by Santo standards, and never really succeeds as action, horror, or science-fiction. I admire the fact that even this late in the series, the creators weren’t above trying to create something approaching serious horror. I’m not sure anyone could make a good movie about a wrestler fighting a giant skinned couch, but Santo still tries, and puts a lot of heart into the effort.