As if our atom age monster tribute weren't enough for the month of May, your Team Fantasmo will also be screening some great El Santo films in conjunction with the library's BIG Cinco de Mayo program on Wednesday, May 5th. The festival will be taking place from 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., and will include food, music, dancing, and more! And by more of course I mean the cinematic stylings of El Santo. Now if you're asking yourself right now who in the world is El Santo, he's a masked wrestler/superhero/crimefighter who is one of the biggest stars south of the border. According to my Team Fantasmo partner (and El Santo expert) Rob he's basically Mexico's answer to John Wayne. I sort of see him as a Lone Ranger/Superman type . . . who wrestles. No matter how you look at it though, he's awesome in all respects. In any event the movies will kick off at 6:30 p.m., but of course you should come early and check out the other goings on!
On a totally unrelated note, Fantasmo All-Star George Booker checked in to let me know about a local fellow named Justin Kosch who is launching a blog dedicated to Italian giallos. Most interesting is that in late May he will be embarking on a 30-day odyssey of watching and reviewing a giallo a day. That's quite a challenge as giallos vary widely in quality, and it will be interesting to see how Justin fares : ) Good luck sir!