"Rituales de Sangre: The True Story Behind The Matamoros Cult Killings" is a ghastly and all too real True Crime documentary about the investigation and tracking down of American serial killer and cult leader, Adolfo de Jesús Constanzo a.k.a. "El Padrino" or "The Godfather of Matamoros" (November 1, 1962 – May 6, 1989). In the 1980s, his religious cult performed ritual torture and murders.
He gave one of his lovers, Sara Aldrete, the title "La Madrina"... Spanish for "Godmother." This granted her privileged status and superiority within the cult, and Constanzo made her his High Priestess. She became known as "The Witch of Matamoros."
The group performed a large number of human sacrifices to 'support' their illegal drug trafficking in Matamoros, Mexico - located directly south across the U.S.-Mexico border from Brownsville, Texas. They honored a belief system which was a mix of Palo Mayombe (having its roots in the Congo basin of central Africa, from where large numbers of African slaves were brought to Cuba), Santeria, and Mexican Brujeria (witchcraft). Cult members believed that these ritual sacrifices would satisfy Adolfo's cauldron and provide the cult with supernatural powers and supreme protection against law enforcement, rival drug cartels, as well as anyone else who stood in their way.
The disappearance and death of a University of Texas Med student, Mark J. Kilroy, during Spring break of 1989 however... would turn out to be a fatal error for Adolfo Constanzo and his sadistic followers.
Narrator: George Gavito