El robo de las momias de Guanajuato (1972)

You know, I can’t get enough of luchadors fighting mummies. I really can’t. They could have made hundreds of these movies and I’d watch every single one.

This time around, the evil Count Cagliostro (Tito Novaro, who also directed this movie) and a scientist have succeeded in bringing the mummies of Guanajuato — yes, the same ones from Las Momias de Guanajuato — back to life. Beyond wiring the undead with electronics that allow them to be controlled, they also have an army of karate-chopping little people.

Luckily, humanity has El Rayo de Jalisco (who didn’t appear all that often in movies), Mil Máscaras and Blue Angel* (who would team with Superzan and Tieneblas to fight a very similar set of bad guys in the following year’s El Castillo de las Momias de Guanajuato) are on our side.

Not only does Mil have a convertible, fight mummies in a cape and know tons of attractive women, he lives in the kind of space age seventies apartment that would not be out of place in a giallo. Well done, man of a thousand masks!

*According to Cool Ass Cinema, Blue Angel was bodybuilder Orlando Hernandez. The character was created by producer Rogelio Agrasánchez Sr. as a replacement for Blue Demon.

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