The Walking Dead meet Mexican wrestlers? What if I told you that these mummies aren’t fictional characters?
The Mummies of Guanajuato were naturally mummified bodies discovered in a cemetery in Guanajuato, Mexico, believed to have been interred there after a cholera outbreak in 1833. (Horror fans will recognize them from the eerie opening credits of Werner Herzog’s Nosferatu adaptation.) ‘Los momias de la Guanajuato ‘ became one of the biggest tourist attractions in Mexico. It’s no surprise Mexican producer Rogelio Agrasanchez saw box office gold in bringing them to the big screen for a series of films pitting the biggest names in lucha libre (masked Mexican wrestling) against the shambling undead hordes. This looks to be the third (and possibly last) film in the series, but Agrasanchez made a few more films featuring mummies from other Mexican towns.