''Samson vs. the Vampire Women'' ("Santo Contra Las Mujeres Vampiros") is a 1962 horror film starring the wrestling Mexican superhero Wrestling/ElSanto[=/=]Samson.

The vampire women in Mexico have awakened from their sleep, commanded by their master, [[{{Satan}} The Evil One]], to find him a bride. They choose as their target the [[DamselInDistress beautiful daughter]] (Duval) of a local professor (Augusto Benedico). To rescue his daughter, the professor calls Wrestling/ElSanto, a silver-masked wrestler, ''for great justice''. But even El Santo may have trouble with these Vampires; their mooks act like thugs and know Kung Fu.

For the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' version, please go to the [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S06E24SamsonVsTheVampireWomen episode recap page]].
!!''Samson vs. the Vampire Women'' has examples of:

* AirplaneArms: The vampire mooks do this while holding their capes.
* BondVillainStupidity: The vampires finally have El Santo in their power, tied up and helpless, but decide to remove Wrestling/ElSanto's mask FIRST, giving time for the sun to shine in and burn them up.
* TheChosenOne: The same prophecy that warns about the vampires foretells a young warrior for justice wearing a silver mask who will fight them.
* {{Gaslighting}}: The professor inadvertently does this to his own daughter by telling her that all the vampires she keeps seeing and who keep ''whispering into her mind and controlling her'' are just figments of her imagination, even though he knows that they're not. She starts thinking she's either going crazy or that she's alone against real monsters (when neither is the case).
* HolyBurnsEvil: Quite literally when one of Tandra's minions comes face to face with a church cross and bursts into flames before Santo can get to him.
* {{Homage}}: There's a good chance that El Santo from ''Film/JesusChristVampireHunter'' is a spoof of this movie's hero.
* KillAndReplace: One of the vampires murders another wrestler and impersonates him in an attempt to kill Santo during a match.
* KillItWithFire: How the vampires finally die.
* MaskedLuchador: El Santo
* MaskPower: El Santo
* TheMirrorShowsYourTrueSelf: Lady vampires in this movie do cast reflections, but the mirror shows them as ancient crones with a bad skin condition.
* {{Mooks}}: The vampire thugs.
* OutOfGenreExperience: Seems like a fairly traditional vampire film until the MaskedLuchador protagonist shows up, nearly halfway through the movie.
* SeriousBusiness: One of the vampire mooks pulls a KillAndReplace with El Santo's wrestling opponent. El Santo quickly realizes that this is not his actual opponent, and that the imposter is literally trying to kill him in the ring; yet, rather than have the match called, he chooses to see it through. It would be justifiable if it were made clear that Santo somehow senses that the imposter is one of the vampires (since he knows he must fight them eventually anyway so there's no point in running now), but no such thing is indicated.
* ShirtlessScene: Anytime Samson[=/=]El Santo appears in the film.
* {{Superhero}}: El Santo.
* TooDumbToLive: The vampires. Blocking the windows from the sun never occurred to them?
* {{Villains}}: Tandra is TheDragon and TheHeavy; outgoing Queen Zorina is the BigBad, and {{Satan}} is TheManBehindTheMan who only appears as a voiceless shadow on the wall.