Her identical twin sister also starts experiencing her twin’s pain and is compelled to solve the mystery of her accident. | Abel Salazar, Drama, Horror, Mystery. This brings him afoul of chubby Interpol officer Mateos and his assistant Nora. Vanesa Restrepo, In El misterio del rostro pálido (Mystery of the Pale Face), a physician expresses his desire to investigate the land of Lago Negro, which is occupied by a ghastly tribe of pale-faced people who scare away even the naties. A girl gets into a car accident on a rural road outside Mexico City around the Km. Marga López, | After Carlos - a 12-year-old whose father has died in the Spanish Civil War - arrives at an ominous boys' orphanage, he discovers the school is haunted and has many dark secrets which he must uncover. He also churned out two of the most popular wrestling imports, Samson vs. the Vampire Women / Santo contra las mujeres vampiro, (1962) and Samson in the Wax Museum / Santo en el museo de cera(1963), a perfect pair of showcases for Santo, one of Mexico's most beloved masked wrestlers. Olivia Michel, 83 min Stars: Claudia Islas, Maria Rosaria Omaggio, José Luis Jiménez, 92 min 93 min Verónica Merchant, 71 min As a result, owing to their outlandish costumes and makeup and their violent nature, his movies were associated with wrestling shows. Director: | He returns with the comet in 1961 as a normal-looking man with tremendous powers of persuasion whose head swells to the size of a microwave oven with a demonic face and a giant tongue that sucks out people’s brains. Her image is reminiscent of Linda Blair in The Exorcist, both innocent people caught up in a battle for their souls. | Bety Robles, Rubén Galindo Jr. Murray's love of exploitation films and sensational subjects proved a perfect formula for selling his Mexican horror acquisitions. There are some horror tropes (premature burial, the legend of La Llorona or the Crying Woman, which was used to much greater effect in a film I’ll cover in another installment) but these are all red herrings or out-right hoaxes as the plot turns upon much more mundane matters. 128,219 Horror, Luzma and Demián, a young couple, have just moved to an old neighborhood trying to leave behind an incident that torments them. | Miller’s latest publication is: “An Annotated Long Night at the Palmer House.” Next up: Death Draws Five (Tor, November 2021). | A young woman realizes to her terror that the doctor is trying to marry her to his dead son’s spirit. Stars: Topics include a young couple getting terrorized in the woods, a special-needs girl who knows the bogeyman when she sees him, strippers who take revenge against the world on La Dia de Los Muertos, and a girl who smokes a spliff she found on a corpse and winds up feeling compelled to drain blood from her sister’s vagina. Ana Luisa Peluffo, In this one Prof. Cristaldi (uncle of Santo’s girlfriend), whose ancestor defeated Count Dracula some centuries ago, gets entangled with a revived Count and his hirsute sidekick, the Wolfman (who goes by the name of Rufus Rex) and a score or so of their henchmen, so the man in the silver mask enlists the help of fellow wrestler Blue Demon to even the odds. A small-town doctor and his assistant are the only ones aware that a vampire from the 1500s named Count Frankenhausen is terrorizing their town. An overly melodramatic love triangle goos things up a bit, but this is still an entertaining ride. Rodolfo de Anda, An abusive and cheating husband kills his wife so that he can be with his mistress. Young women are being abducted by a masked killer. An airplane exposed to radiation lands, and blood drinking zombies emerge armed with knives, guns and teeth! Gabriela Hassel, Rafael Baledón | | Intoxicated by the effects, the tranquil and religious individual devolves into an instinct-driven creature before the truth about the object resurfaces. Graverobbers and poison darts also feature as our heroine discovers which of the men in her life is the psycho. 83 min Director: She will also come to discover that her sister isn’t technically in a coma—she’s trapped in between this world and the next. | | He then uses her feminine charms to wreak vengeance against the pharmaceutical company. His reward is a potion to cure the sick, but his misuse of it earns him a trip to the underworld. Suddenly, the Western was taking second place on screen to the Horror genre films. Alfredo Zacarías Luisa Huertas, R Carla Adell, | Joaquín Cordero, Stars: Horacio Garcia Rojas, R Eva Green Answers Every Question We Have About, “Even though there were lots of nude scenes, I was desperate to do it. Tom Hiddleston, A chat with Merrill Markoe about what she learned from her favorite Algonquin humorist. Mapita Cortés, A faceless killer who hunts women can only be stopped by a detective with a disturbing past. The Casa Negra DVD (which also contains the sequel, The Coffin of the Vampire) is available on eBay, but is scarce and pricey. The history of Mexican cinema goes all the way back to the late 19th century, and the list of notable performers and filmmakers over the decades includes such recognizable names as Anthony Quinn, Ricardo Montalban, Salma Hayek, Gael Garcia Bernal, Guillermo del Toro, Alfonso Cuaron, and Dolores del Rio. Not that there weren’t Mexican horror films prior to this, but The Vampire did unarguably start a boom that popularized the genre. Oro is considered by many to be the true Father of the Mexican horror film. According to The Bloody Pit of Horror, “this has much higher schlock quotient [than most Mexican horror films] with its bats-on-strings, human-head-transposed-over-a-bat-body, putty-faced creatures and sometimes hammy acting, but it’s also inventive, original, amusing, creepy, kooky, fast-paced and incredibly entertaining.”. Rosita Arenas, He falls in love with a woman he is certain will betray him, so he revives the corpse of a young male suicide victim by transplanting a brain into him, hoping that the revived monster (El Monstruo resucitado) will keep her in line. The Vampire is often compared to Universal’s Dracula, and for good reason. Back in 2014, a subpar, homegrown remake was released, more firmly cementing the great fear-inducing quality of the original. | personal reflection, personal essay, or argumentative essay, Learn how and when to remove this template message, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Horror_films_of_Mexico&oldid=981014848, Wikipedia articles with style issues from September 2017, Articles lacking sources from September 2014, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 29 September 2020, at 19:48. Still, as potent and popular as Bustillo Oro's efforts were, Mexican movie houses were overwhelmingly dominated by melodramas and westerns up until the 1950s. | The story begins in 1661 with the Inquisition burning a sorcerer at the stake for crimes too numerous to mention. Norma Lazareno, PG Axel Jodorowsky, Though these guys look like they train on beans and beer I wouldn’t get into the ring with them. Mexican horror movies List of the best Mexican horror movies selected by visitors to our site: The Inhabitant, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, We Are What We Are, The Devil's Backbone In the top there are new films of 2018, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released. Son of 19 Movies: The Good, the Bad, and the Weird Edition Horror. The Weeknd Will Headline the 2021 Super Bowl Halftime Show. Carlos Ancira, 91 min Iliana Fox, In what is considered Mexico’s first retelling of the Frankenstein legend, a severely deformed plastic surgeon turns to the dark side after repeated rejections. Cannes-winning provocateur Amat Escalante has gained international prominence for his unflinching art-house depictions of Mexico’s barbaric recent past, so discovering that his most recent release involves an extraterrestrial creature, whose tentacles are the gateway into unknown physical ecstasy, was nothing if not surprising. Mexican horror has always managed to squeeze the genre’s tropes into legends that reflect on the culture and struggles of its people at particular points in time. The timing of the Israeli drama series, now on HBO Max, feels unsettlingly ironic, for Israeli and American audiences alike. She leaves her car to help the victim and another car runs over her and she falls in a deep coma. Sadly, only a fraction of the Santo oeuvre is available in English. In addition to being his only creation to date set in his native Mexico, it also gave birth to two of the director’s long-lasting collaborations — with Argentine actor Federico Luppi and American thespian Ron Perlman. | Erick Elias, Ana Patricia Rojo, Or is there a satanic force at work? Among cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa’s most stunning work, a sequence inside Death’s grotto where souls are represented by lit candles rings unforgettable. | The police officer Martin Ugalde is called to investigate a series of kidnappings in Mexico City of kids between 6 and 9 years old. Adrià Collado, Drama, Horror, Mystery, In a Gothic-styled monastery, a monk named Javier sees the face of another monk, Juan, and suddenly attempts to bludgeon him to death with a heavy crucifix. A strange monk finds them and takes them to an ancient convent. El vampiro is widely considered to be a triumph in the Mexican Horror genre. Famed Mexican horror director Carlos Enrique Taboada shot this film almost entirely from the viewpoint of a young child, meaning the adults’ faces are hardly ever seen. The history of Mexican cinema goes all the way back to the late 19th century, and the list of notable performers and filmmakers over the decades includes such recognizable names as Anthony Quinn, Ricardo Montalban, Salma Hayek, Gael Garcia Bernal, Guillermo del Toro, Alfonso Cuaron, and Dolores del Rio. Seductively Deck the Halls With This Trailer for HBO Max’s Christmas Dating Show. Quentin Tarantino, Votes: Isabel Martinez (Maribel Guardia) is a naive stay-at-home wife, who constantly is being mistreated by her abusive husband, what they do not know is their quiet and polite neighbor is actually a crazed sex maniac.