Tuesday, July 10, 2018



What seems to be an unlikely edition to the NON-PEPLUM PEPLUM movies is actually a distant relative of the PEPLUM genre so it's not surprising that there is a Santo story with a PEPLUM angle. But this one also has a sci-fi aspect to it, which, as we know, is a very common mash-up as well.

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Argos (Wolf Ruvinskis), the leader, tells his fellow martians that they need to blend in more with humans.

They emerge out of the chamber as Greek gods and Goddesses!

Argos starts identifying everyone with their new personas (from right to left): Cronos (El Nazi), Morpheus (Ham Lee) and Hercules (Ben Galan)

Female martians tuned into Greek Goddesses (from left to right): Aphrodite (Maura Monti), Selene (Eva Norvind), Artemis (Gilda Miros) and Diana (Brenda Corel).

They start their reign of terror, by appearing out of nowhere and terrorizing humans.

Santo is on the case!

Argos meets Santo in the ring.

But Santo is master of the ring. Argos has no chance of winning!


Richard Svensson said...

I have to confess I have a huge soft spot for the Santo/Blue Demon/Mil Mascaras movies. What they lack in budget and sophistication they make up for with zest and enthusiasm.

MonsterVision said...

It should also be said that there are several direct Santo and peplum connections.

In Santo in the Wax Museum (1963) theres kind of an inverse version of the moment when Maciste throws a guy into a huge boiling chalice but that might just be a reach.

In Santo vs Blue Demon in Atlantis (1970) you can see footage from Hercules Conquers Atlantis (1961)

In Santo and Blue Demon in the World of the Dead (1970) theres also footage from Hercules in the Haunted World (1961).