Santo vs. la hija de Frankestein (1972)

Mexico, 1971
97m
35mm film, Eastmancolor, 1.37:1
mono, Spanish

A Mexican horror film directed by Miguel M. Delgado.

Plot Summary

Freda Frankenstein and her assistant Dr Yanco who are engaged in many experiments, not least an attempt to pick up where her father left off and create a composite monster. She’s already created one monstrosity, the half-man, half-gorilla Truxon who she keeps caged in the cave system beneath her laboratory, kept in check by her hypnotic powers. She and her henchmen are actually very old but are kept (relatively) youthful by a serum of her own invention, a serum that is more and more frequently needed and has very painful side effects. It seems that Santo’s blood has restorative powers, something Frankenstein refers to as the “TR factor.” The gang kidnap Santo’s girlfriend Norma in order to lure him to their lair…

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Miguel M. Delgado
© MCMLXXI [1971] Cinematográfica Calderón S.A.
Cinematográfica Calderón S.A. and Santo El Enmascarado de Plata present. A film by Guillermo Calderon Stell and Santo El Enmascarado de Plata
Story and Screenplay by: Fernando Osés
Director of Photography: Raúl Martínez Solares
Editor: Jorge Bustos
Musical Direction by: Gustavo C. Carrion
Dialogue Recordist: Francisco Alcayde
Make-up: Román Juárez
Art Director: José Rodríguez Granada

Cast
Santo El Enmascarado de Plata [Santo]
Gina Romand [Dr Freda Frankenstein]
Anel [Norma]
Roberto Cañedo [Dr Yanco]
Carlos Agostí [Don Elias]
Sonia Fuentes [Elsa]
Carlos Suárez [Tuerto]
Gerardo Zepeda [Ursus/Truxon]
Carlos Bravo [Carcelero]
Goliat Ayala, Ismael Ramirez [luchadors]
Enrique Llanes [narrator]

Alternative Titles

The Daughter of Frankenstein
La hija de Frankenstein
Santo vs. Frankenstein’s Daughter – USA
Santo vs. la hija de Frankestein – Mexico
O Santos sti folia tou Frankestein – Greece

References

Books

  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.242-243
  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Science Fiction by Phil Hardy (ed) p.303