In the spirit of Cinco de Mayo, SynthCleveland will present the 1971 classic Mexican Wrestling/Horror film "Santo vs. Frankenstein's Daughter" featuring a new live improvised soundtrack on Wednesday, May 4 at 8pm, at Rain Nightclub, 4142 Lorain Avenue in Cleveland.
This is the fourth in a series of "UnSilent" films -- old movies with an added improvised live score -- performed this time by SynthCleveland members dust_head, tofu, fluxmonkey, inovercy, and 20goto10.
Santo (a.k.a. Rodolfo Guzman Huerta), stars as the silver-masked luchador, battling Dr. Freda Frankenstein (Gina Roman), resplendent in go-go boots, as she continues in the family line of work -- making monsters, while also developing a youth serum. Looking to upgrade the formula, she needs the blood of the eternally young Santo and kidnaps Santo's girlfriend Norma (watch out for that bullet-bra!) to be used as bait. Once lured into Dr. Frankenstein's "Straight Outta Batman" lair, Santo must defeat not one, but two monsters -- the half-man, half-ape "Truxon," and fresh off the Doctor's slab, the familiar looking square headed monster called "Ursus."
This film is quintessential Santo -- allowing the smooth wrestling crimefighter (who never takes off his mask on-screen) to work his magic with the ladies and the monsters.
Spinning before and after the film will be special guest DJ Feima from WCSB's "F2" show.
SynthCleveland is a resource group for area electronic musicians holding meetings and presenting workshops related to electronic music.
Rain Nightclub is located at 4142 Lorain Avenue (216-651-4100). Admission (21+) is Free.