There are some pretty damn strange covers to the decades-spanning run of El Santo comics by Jose G. Cruz, especially in the “fake Santo” era. But none are weirder than these two. Is that a male of female skeleton? Does … Continued
This is a 8-9″ stuffed Alushe (Aluxe?) doll from the mid-2000s, actually signed by the diminutive lucha beast himself.
From Wrong Side of the Art. Think about it for a second. Does’t a professional masked wrestler have an enormous advantage over the average human-scaled monster? Has Dracula ever actually been in a stand-up fisticuffs? Would the Creature From the … Continued
There are plenty of movies where Mexiluchaheroes battle monsters, but for outright monster wrestling there is no finer film than the 1966 Curiel creepfest La Sombra del Murcielago, aka Blue Demon vs. the Shadow of the Bat. It’s a take on … Continued
Throughout the 60s, journeyman Benji Ramirez wrestled in a full suit of bandages and a modified wrestling mask as “The Mummy.” The costume sat in a neutral ground between the familiar Egyptian-style mummy and the messy maned ‘Aztec’ momia, serviceable … Continued
Years ago I found a weird artifact of the southwest US werewolf circuit – an oversized press flyer for four Santo films with both Spanish and English-language descriptions. Was it someone selling the notion of importing these flicks to potential … Continued
We started the tradition of Monsters and Masks Month over at Vintage Ninja three years back now, and now that FPU is more up to its shinobi soul brother’s speed, why not bring the party over here, too. So all … Continued