El Pantano de las Animas (1957)

A small Mexican village is dealing with not just the death of a man, but the fact that his body has disappeared too. Now, his brother and a cowboy detective friend (Gaston Santos, who played the same role of a cowboy against the unknown in The Living CoffinLos Diablos del TerrorLa Flecha Envenenada and El Potro Salvaje) head out to battle the gang that killed the man and now want his insurance money.

There’s one complication: a man-fish who is just swimming around town.

Seriously, I would have never watched this movie if it wasn’t for the look of this humanoid fishy man. He’s amazing and every moment he’s on screen elevates this movie from typical sagebrush adventure to the realm of absurdity.

Known up here as Swamp of Lost Souls, it was directed by Rafael Baledon, who also brought us Orlak, el Infierno de Frankenstein.

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