The Body Snatcher (1957)

  |  Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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A wrestler and a detective team up to stop a mad scientist who is kidnapping athletes and replacing their brains with those of animals to make them stronger and live longer.


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28 August 2017 | EdgarST
| Wrestlers and Monsters
After the release of Chano Urueta's 1953 movie about wrestling "La bestia magnífica (Lucha libre)", director Fernando Méndez took heed of its big financial success at the box office, recognizing the potential of adding wrestling matches to horror films. In September of 1957 he had the first horror hit of the year with this story of a country boy who arrives in México City, succeeds as a wrestler and is transformed into a monster by a mad scientist who makes criminal experiments with athletes and animals. To the success of the film helped the impressive presence of Wolf Ruvinskis, a handsome Argentinian professional wrestler and actor, born of Jewish parents in Latvia, who also played a key role in Urueta's movie.

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26 September 1957



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