Hero Challenges Killer Mummies!
Mexican title EL LATIGO CONTRA LAS MOMIAS ASESINAS
also known as LATIGO AGAINST THE MUMMY ASSASSINS
Angel Rodriguez Vázquez
starring: Juan Miranda ˇ Rosa Gloria Chagoyan ˇ Marco D'Carlo ˇ Manuel
Leal El Tinieblas
film, unlike its predecessor THE
WHIP AGAIN SATAN, is set in contemporary Mexico (circa 1980) rather
than the 1890s. However, the story often jumps from a modern Mexico, back
100 years and then forward again. Essentially, the plot deals with an
angry Mayan warlock who puts a curse on his daughter Salgra and her family
because she had married out of her race. He resurrects deadly Yucatec
mummies to deal with the sacrilege of mixing blood and tainting cultures.
After the mummies slaughter Salgra and her children, they are killed by
husband Alfonso. The warlock vows to return in 100 years with his mummies
to seek revenge against the Ibarrola family. Superhero Latigo, now vacillating
between himself and the reincarnated Alfonso, prepares for the supernatural
conflict against the Mayan creatures.
film for actor Juan Miranda was Meche Carreno's controversial movie BLOOD
ENEMY [he played Sergio, the retarded brother seduced by his sister].
He later became a popular matinee idol type, starring in numerous genre
actioners, many with 'whip' themes [ie., El Zorro Blanco
(White Zorro) and the aforementioned Latigo]. Mr Miranda retired
from motion pictures in 1989 and died 20 years later from a a heart attack
at age 68, July 2009.
Mexican/Spanish film with optional ON/OFF English subtitles; widescreen
uncut (82 min.);
for ALL REGIONS, playable on any American DVD machine