Oh course, it was only a matter of time before I did a post on one of my great loves, Lucha Libre. The history of free wrestling in Mexico dates back to the turn of the twentieth century, and the masked wrestler has evolved into one of the icons of Mexican culture. One of the most notable instances of this is the dozens upon dozens of films starring wrestlers as their masked personas. By far the most famous cinematic luchadore is Santo, the silver-masked titan who starred in almost every genre possible, from crime comedies to vampiric horror. Somewhat less prolific, though no less famous, Santo often starred with Mil Mascaras and the Blue Demon, both of whom starred in films of their own. Santo And Friends is a deep, devoted site dedicated to these demi-gods of wrestling, their films, and the general sci-fi/fantasy cinema of Mexico. Well worth a look if you’ve ever had any interest in this most fascinating sub-section of cinema, or if you have any appreciation for the high-flying art of Lucha Libre.