One of a series of sci-fi/wrestling movies produced in Mexico during the 1950s and '60s, this entry rates high on the camp-value scale. Dr. Irving Frankenstein (Jorge Russek), the 113-year-old grandson of the infamous mad scientist, is up to his grandpa's old tricks. Frankenstein III has been conducting brain-transplant experiments in hopes of finding a way to heal his wife's brain cancer; unfortunately, 12 women have died since Mrs. Frankenstein was in suspended animation to await a cure. Frankenstein once performed a successful brain transplant on African-American giant Golem, so he keeps on trying to make the procedure work again; he's even rejuvenated a cadre of aged scientists to assist in the operations. Always in search of highly intelligent victims, Frankenstein kidnaps Doctor Alicia Robles (Sasha Montenegro), whose friends, Santo and the Blue Demon, are enraged and determined to get her back. Able to control the invincible Golem through a transistor in his head, Dr. Frankenstein
orders him to take Santo and Blue Demon down a few pegs; Santo allows himself to be defeated in hopes of locating Alicia. Meanwhile, Blue Demon sneaks into Frankenstein’s headquarters and shadows Santo. Angry at these interlopers, Frankenstein plots revenge and commands Golem to wrestle Mexico's favorite luchas in public. To lull them into a false sense of security, Frankenstein changes the color of Golem’s skin to white! Naturally, Golem has the advantage of zombie-strength can Santo defeat him and throw a wrench into Dr. Frankenstein's deadly research? The format of these films, in which the plot is regularly stopped in its tracks for wrestling matches, is alien to most North American viewers and the series of films featuring popular Mexican wrestler Santo is an acquired taste.
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- Released: 1974
- Rating: NR
- Review: One of a series of sci-fi/wrestling movies produced in Mexico during the 1950s and '60s, this entry rates high on the camp-value scale. Dr. Irving Frankenstein (Jorge Russek), the 113-year-old grandson of the infamous mad scientist, is up to his grandpa's… (more)