The Brainiac
Riffed by RiffTrax
Riffers Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, Bill Corbett
Series None
Date Released July 2, 2012

The Brainiac (Spanish title: El barón del terror) is a 1962 Mexican horror film directed by Chano Urueta and written by Federico Curiel, Adolfo López Portillo and Antonio Orellana. The film stars Abel Salazar and Germán Robles. RiffTrax released their riff in July 2012.


In Mexico City in 1661, Baron Vitelius of Estara is condemned by the Inquisition and sentenced to be burned at the stake. As this sentence is carried out, the Baron promises that he will return with the next passage of a comet (visible over the scene of execution), and slay the descendants of his accusers.

The film then fast-forwards to 1961, where the promised comet does indeed return, carrying with it Baron Vitelius, who takes advantage of his considerable abilities as a sorcerer to carry out his threat: he is able to change at will into the hairy monster of the title in order to suck out the brains of his victims with a long forked tongue; furthermore, he has strong hypnotic capabilities and is able to render his enemies motionless or force them to act against their wills.

Cast and CrewEdit

  • Abel Salazar as Baron Vitelius d'Estera
  • David Silva as Detective Inspector
  • Germán Robles as Indalecio Pantoja / Sebastián de Pantoja
  • Luis Aragón as Prof. Saturnino Millán
  • Mauricio Garcés as Forensic surgeon
  • Ofelia Guilmáin as Luis Meneses' Wife
  • René Cardona as Baltasar de Meneses / Luis Meneses
  • Rubén Rojo as Reinaldo Miranda / Marcos Miranda
  • Carlos Nieto as Lic. Francisco Coria



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