In the early Spanish colonial age, the leader of a satanic sect was condemned to eternal damnation by a priest, and was left to rot with an axe forever embedded in his chest. Now, in modern day, a group of teenage, treasure seeking, grave robbers accidentally uncover his hidden tomb, dislodging the axe in the process. But what they don’t realize is that they’ve unwittingly re-woken the diabolical killer, who promptly sets out to complete his unholy mission of spawning the son of Satan, while brutally butchering anyone who happens to get in the way...
Heavily inspired by late 80s slasher films, Ruben Galindo Jr's GRAVE ROBBERS is one of the best forgotten films to come from Mexico’s oft overlooked 80s horror boom. With exceptional production value, gruesome death scenes, and a relentless killer akin to his many American counterparts, GRAVE ROBBERS feels right at home with any of the later entries in the Friday the 13th series. Vinegar Syndrome is proud to present this hidden gem of Mexican splatter on Blu-ray for the first time, newly scanned in 4K from its original 35mm camera negative.
Directed by: Rubén Galindo Jr.
Starring: Fernando Almada, Edna Bolkan, Erika Buenfil, Ernesto Laguardia
1989 / 88 min / 1.85:1 / Spanish Mono (with English subtitles)
• Region Free Blu-ray
• Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 35mm original negative
• “Unearthing the Past” - an interview with director Rubén Galindo Jr.
• Commentary track with The Hysteria Continues!
• Reversible cover artwork
• Newly translated English subtitles