You’ve seen Jack Black don a cape and mask to become a Mexican wrestler for the movie Nacho Libre. Next Monday is your chance to watch one of the original luchadores, El Santo (The Saint), battle the She-Wolves in the 1976 film Santo contra las lobas.
The free screening takes place at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican-American Cultural Center (MACC) at 8:00 p.m. on Nov. 15. The film is the final one in the series El Santo: Superestrella, presented by Cine las Americas and the Consulate General of Mexico in Austin.
Santo contra las lobas (Santo vs. the She-Wolves)
Dir: Jaime Jiménez Pons & Rubén Galindo. / 1972, 83 min. Color / Action, Horror, Fantasy, Thriller
Cast: Santo, Rodolfo de Anda, Gloria Mayo, Jorge Rusek, Federico Falcón, Erika Carlson, Nubia Marti, Carlos Suárez, Rosa Furman, Bruno Rey
Luba, the queen of the werewolves, is re-born with the mission of destroying the human race and rule the earth, but Cesar Hacker, a member of a family that has battled werewolves for generations, contacts El Santo and informs him that it is foretold that only a “silver symbol” can destroy the werewolves, so “the man in the silver mask” reluctantly accepts the challenge. Licán, the king of the werewolves, ships himself from Transylvania to lead the clan in their fight against Santo, who will have to kill Licán by the night of the great red moon, or risk becoming a werewolf himself.