Early Blue Demon Rarity!
original Mexican/Spanish title DEMONIO AZUL EN ARANAS INFERNALES
[Blue Demon in Infernal Spiders]
starring: Blue Demon · Blanca Sanchez · Martha Elena Cervantes · Frankenstein
· Ramon Bugarini
aliens from planet Aracnea invade the Earth in a search for fresh brains,
desperately needed for their dying queen. Of course, the superhero most
qualified to stop them from conquering the world is Blue Demon! Seemingly,
the aliens also know this. So they create their own 'invincible' wrestler
[with a spider claw] to go against the champ in the ring.
Federico Curiel was a studio workhorse, making almost a hundred movies
between his first NEUTRON
in 1960 and his last, Bohemios De Aficion [Bohemian
Hobby] in 1984. He is best known for LAS
VAMPIRAS and SANTO
IN THE VENGEANCE OF THE FEMALE VAMPIRES. Interestingly, he would
often 'borrow' footage from other films to save money on the production
budget. This film is a perfect example. Federico stole the UFO footage
from Ed Wood's PLAN
9 FROM OUTER SPACE [perhaps an odd snatch because one wouldn't
expect him to pilfer 'the worst movie ever made' when there are
so many other choices available]. He also used the dog-to-skeleton sequence
from the clunker Teenagers from Outer Space. Plus, the
keen viewer will notice music lifted from CREATURE
FROM THE BLACK LAGOON and This Island Earth. The versatile
Mr Curiel would die from a stroke in June 1985. He was 68.
Demon was born Alejandro Muñoz Moreno in April 1922, Nuevo León,
Mexico. He began professional wrestling in the late '50s, making his
first movie in 1962. [This was his third feature film, produced in 1968].
Outside the ring, Blue Demon was good friends with fellow Luchador,
Santo. The two of them often appeared together in movies (e.g.,
AND BLUE DEMON AGAINST THE MONSTERS [their first project together,
in 1970], SANTO
AND BLUE DEMON VS DRACULA AND THE WOLFMAN, SANTO
AND BLUE DEMON VS THE BEAST OF TERROR, et al). Blue Demon died
from a heart attack at age 78, December 2000.