World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Mil Mascaras vs. the Aztec Mummy

Article Id: WHEBN0020645464
Reproduction Date:

Title: Mil Mascaras vs. the Aztec Mummy  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Mil Máscaras, Harley Race, El Hijo del Santo, Richard Lynch (actor), Huracán Ramírez (fictional character), Lesbian vampire, P. J. Soles, Dos Caras, Index of robotics articles, Willard E. Pugh
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Mil Mascaras vs. the Aztec Mummy

Mil Mascaras vs. The Aztec Mummy (aka Mil Mascaras: Resurrection)
Official movie poster
Directed by Andrew Quint (Jeff Burr),
Chip Gubera
Produced by Kannappan Palaniappan,
Jeffrey Uhlmann,
Chuck Williams
Written by Jeffrey Uhlmann
Starring Mil Máscaras,
Jeffrey Uhlmann,
Kurt Mirtsching,
Willard Pugh,
Melissa Osborn,
Richard Lynch,
Marco Lanzagorta,
P. J. Soles
Music by Vaughn Johnson
Cinematography Tom Callaway
Editing by Thom Calderon
Distributed by Osmium Entertainment
Release date(s)
Running time 90 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Mil Mascaras vs. the Aztec Mummy (also known as Mil Mascaras: Resurrection) is a 2007 American lucha libre film starring the legendary Mexican wrestler and cult film star Mil Máscaras. It has the distinction of being the first lucha film starring any of the "Big 3" (Santo, Blue Demon, Mil Máscaras) to be produced in English.[1]


An Aztec mummy is resurrected in a ceremony in which the blood of a human sacrifice is dripped onto the mummified remains. The mummy possesses a scepter with a jewel that can be used to control people’s minds for purposes of world conquest. Mil Máscaras learns of the mummy’s plans and is determined to thwart him.

When the scepter fails to do so, the mummy attempts to control Mil's mind by exploiting the hallucinogenic effects of Aztec magic mushrooms and the allure of identical twin seductresses.


The film has appearances by some of the most famous wrestlers/luchadores in the world, including El Hijo del Santo (the son of Santo, both in the ring and in real life), Blue Demon, Jr., Harley Race, Dos Caras (Mil Máscaras' real-life brother), Huracán Ramírez, Jr., Neutron, and others.[1] Veteran Hollywood actress P. J. Soles also makes a brief appearance, and Richard Lynch plays the President of the United States.

Critical Response

The film screened at festivals around the world garnering awards and award nominations along with very positive critical reviews.[2] In particular, a review from the Cine Fantastico festival in Estepona, Spain, suggested that the film may be the best ever made in the traditionally Mexican lucha genre despite being produced in the United States.[3] Reviews from major film critics were similarly positive with PopMatters' Bill Gibron calling it "amazing movie entertainment... rivals any super hero film made in the mainstream"[4] and M. J. Simpson giving it an 'A' (the highest lettergrade).[5]

Similarly positive reviews accompanied the film's theatrical release in 2009 with Fangoria Magazine giving it 3.5 skulls (out of 4).[6] In addition to film festival awards and nominations the film also received a Rondo Award nomination for Best Independent Film (Runner-Up) after its DVD release[7] and was featured in cover articles in Screem Magazine and Filmfax.


External links

  • Official Page
  • Internet Movie Database
  • Reviews
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.