CULT FACTION

For all your cult film, tv, cartoon, comic and video game needs

Santo vs. the Diabolical Brain (1962)

Santo vs. the Diabolical Brain aka Santo contra el cerebro diabólico has no connection to the Evil Brain that Santo battled in 1958. Instead it is the first step into having Santo carry a film rather than the plot device who saves the day.

The film opens with police detectives arresting a mysterious criminal who is never named and never speaks, but who is apparently a subordinate of a criminal mastermind they hope to catch.

The first part is never mentioned again, and at no point is anyone resembling a “cerebro diabólico” (diabolical brain) ever seen. I have to assume that for one reason or another they abandoned the original story for what they ended up with, but the result is a pointless and confusing prologue and a title that doesn’t make any sense at all. But in the end, who cares? It’s El Santo!

In the second part, Fernando discovers that Virginia has gone to an isolated village to do a story and disappeared. The detectives go after her and find a small community lorded over by a rich and evil man in a pretty typical Western genre plotting device.

Related Posts
The Mummies of Guanajuato (1970)

The Mummies of Guanajuato aka Las momias de Guanajuato sees Santo team up with Mil Mascaras and Blue Demon to Read more

Santo vs. the Villains of the Ring (1966)

Santo vs. the Villains of the Ring  aka Santo contra los villanos del ring opens with a wrestling arena bout between Read more

Santo vs. The TV Killer (1981)

Santo vs. The TV Killer aka Santo contra el asesino de television opens with a TV broadcast featuring a large ranchera Read more

Santo vs. the She-Wolves (1972)

Santo vs. the She-Wolves aka Santo contra las lobas opens with a young blonde woman is drawn to an abandoned warehouse Read more

Santo vs. the Martian Invasion (1966)

Santo vs. the Martian Invasion aka Santo contra la invasión de los marcianos sees martians, led by Argos, arrive on Read more

Santo vs. the Killers from Other Worlds (1971)

Santo vs. the Killers from Other Worlds aka Santo contra los asesinos de otros mundos aka Santo vs. the Living Atom Read more

Santo vs. the Kidnappers (1972)

Santo vs. the Kidnappers aka Santo contra los secuestradores begins with Interpol's Office of Special Investigations sending Santo to Ecuador Read more

Santo vs. the Headhunters (1969)

Santo vs. the Headhunters aka Santo contra los cazadores de cabezas sees Santo not as a wrestler this time but Read more

Santo vs. Frankenstein’s Daughter (1971)

Santo vs. Frankenstein's Daughter aka Santo contra la hija de Frankenstein opens Tuerto (translated as "One-Eyed") and some other men exhume Read more

Santo vs. Dr. Death (1973)

Santo vs. Dr. Death aka Santo contra el doctor Muerte aka  Santo Strikes Again, aka The Masked Man Strikes Again Read more

Founded Cult Faction in 2014; previously crawled out of the Black Lodge in 1976, only to find himself in the Village.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: