Alfredo Salazar

  • Alfredo Salazar – El Charro de las Calaveras AKA The Rider of the Skulls (1965)

    1961-1970Alfredo SalazarHorrorMexicoWestern

    The Rider of the Skulls, a masked (by a black handkerchief with eye-holes in it) Zorro-esque avenger, rides into town just in time to see a villager get his face torn off by a werewolf and he boards with the family of a boy being terrorized by the monster who’s identity hits close to home. After solving the mystery and putting the creature to rest with the help of a cackling witch who can raise the dead to provide a clue or two, Rider takes the kid and his comic, cowardly servant along on further adventures which include dispatching a bat-headed vampire and dueling to the death with a headless horseman looking for his lost cabeza. After righting these wrongs, our fearless hero and his ragtag band of rescues (including the senorita who inherited said talking head in a box) ride off into the sunset in search of more evil to vanquish–something the Rider vowed to do after bandidos murdered his parents.Read More »

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