Robot Vs. the Aztec Mummy, The (1957): Last Panel of Mexican Horror Trilogy

The Mexican film, The Robot vs. the Aztec Mummy (La Momia Azteca contra el Robot Humano) is the last panel in a trilogy directed by Rafael Portillo, starring Ramon Gay and Rosa Arenas.

The three films were shot in 1957, and this sequel to the Aztec Mummy and The Curse of the Aztec Mummy contains events from the first two film.

Influenced by Hollywood films, the third panel blends elements of classic sci-fi and horror. 

The evil Dr. Krupp (Luis Aceves Castañeda), a mad scientist known as “The Bat,” has escaped the snake pit into which he was thrown, and continues his efforts to steal a valuable Aztec treasure from the tomb of an old living mummy, Popoca (Angel di Stefani).

Krupp builds a robot with a human brain in it, planning to use it to destroy the mummy, should he return.  Krupp’s former colleague and original finder of the mummy, Dr. Eduardo Almada (Ramón Gay), and associates Flor and Pinacate, work to stop the mad scientist from executing his plans.

Almada and Flor are now married, and Pinacate has given up his masked superhero career as the Angel.

Dr. Krupp gets inside the mummy’s tomb and steals the gold breastplate from its place on the mummy’s chest. When Popoca wakes up in a rage, Krupp orders his human robot to fight him. The two monsters then engage in fierce struggle, and the robot’s ability to deliver burns and electrical shocks from his hands begin to wear the mummy down.

Dr. Almada interferes and knocks the remote control from Dr. Krupp’s hands, shutting off the robot’s brain. In a wild rage, Popoca tears into the robot, turning him ino scrap metal.

After strangling Dr. Krupp and his henchman, Popoca gets into another tomb, hoping to rest without any disturbance.


I’m grateful to TCM for showing this film on October 14, 2018.