After several people, among them his best friend, have been killed by
an especially violent serialkiller, wrestler Blue Demon picks up
investigations and traces the killing spree back to the first victim, a
grave robber who has been found besides the grave of Gustavo Fernandez,
whose body is weridly missing. Blue Demon does some reading up on old
Gustavo and learns that he was a serialkiller 50 years ago but died from a
heart attack before his execution. But Blue Demon also reads Gustavo was a
master hypnotist - and thus Blue Demon figures Gustavo must have willed
himself into a death-like catatonic state in which he spent his last 50
years until the graverobber set him free ... and Blue Demon is totally
right of course!
Gustavo is quick to notice Blue Demon is on his trail,
so he makes him kill rival wrestler Fernando OsÚs (who weirdly enough
hasin real life co-written the story of this film) inside the ring to get
him arrested for murder - but that doesn't work.
Eventually, Blue Demon
reads that the only way to kill Gustavo making him believe he has lost his
supernatural (hypnotic) powers, which will cancle out his last 50 years in
catatonia and make him turn into a rotting corpse on the spot - so Blue
Demon learns how to resist hypnosis, then faces the villain, resists his
hypnosis and thus makes him turn himself into a rotting corpse.
Demon's fellow wrestler (and later co-star) Santo has a fight in this film
and later stops by Blue Demon's changing room to exchange a few words, but
is totally immaterial to the plot as such.
By all standards, Blue
Demon vs el Poder Satanico is not a good film, it's sloppily written,
riddled with plotholes, too much story is just left unexplained, the
wrestling bouts and musical interludes are as good as not included into
the film's main narrative and pretty much destroy the pacing, the finale
is disappointing as can be, and Blue Demon spends a bit too much of his
time doing nothing but reading before he even joins the action ... and
yet, the film is not a total trainwreck, it's very atmospherically shot
(despite or even because of its obviously low budget), features many a
macabre detail, and as long as the film is not taken back to the wrestling
arena, it's pretty well-paced and positively creepy. All this is not
enough to save this film, but at least it has its moments ...