So far in our Halloween countdown we have done two Japanese horror films. For today’s entry I thought why not review a foreign horror film from a country no one really looks to for horror. I’m talking about Mexico! When some seasoned horror fans hear Mexican horror they think of incredibly cheesy movies where masked Mexican wrestlers fight bad looking monsters. Yes there are those Mexican horror movies out there but if you look closely you will find that in the ‘80s and early ‘90s there was a slew of pretty gory and enjoyable Mexican horror movies, especially the three directed by Ruben Galindo Jr. So for our 31 Hidden Horrors for Halloween I offer you the goriest and most fun out of all of those obscure little Mexican gorefests…”Grave Robbers…or its Spanish title “Ladrones De Tumbas”
A group of young grave robbers rob the tomb of an executed satanist executioner from the medieval age (even though there in Mexico hahaha) and the Corpse comes back now a hulking zombie with a big medieval time axe seeking gory revenge on them.
What is so fun about “Grave Robbers” is that you’ll be surprised that it doesn’t skip out on the gory stuff: heads and limbs are chopped off, heads are crushed, guts are ripped open and faces axed right into. The red stuff flows in this slasher film and the zombie satanist slasher himself doesn’t look half bad. Also the film has a fast and fun pace once the big baddie finally shows up. If you want to add a little Mexican for your Halloween Horrors and don’t mind all the Gore (you really shouldn’t if your a horror fan) then track down “Grave Robbers” and give it a watch, preferably while eating some mexican candy.
-James J. Coker