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Film Series

Holy Blood: Mexican Horror Cinema

 
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Oct 27—Nov 2, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Since the late 1950s, Mexico has produced its own rich and distinctive strain of horror cinema, combining supernatural tales of witches and vampires with regional folklore, head-spinning surrealism, and heaps of creepy Gothic atmosphere. Brimming with cinematic invention, these high water marks of the genre are among the wildest, freakiest, and most unique horror movies ever made.


 
La Tia Alejandra
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La tía Alejandra
Fri, Oct 27, 2017
 
La tía Alejandra
Fri, Oct 27, 2017
 

An ordinary family’s witchy aunt unleashes mayhem and murder within the household in this shockingly subversive psychodrama from Buñuel protégé Arturo Ripstein.

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Cronos
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Cronos
Fri, Oct 27, 2017
 
Cronos
Fri, Oct 27, 2017
 

The captivating feature debut of Guillermo del Toro is a darkly stylish, philosophically rich vampire tale about the price of immortality.

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Santa Sangre
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Santa Sangre
Sat, Oct 28, 2017
 
Santa Sangre
Sat, Oct 28, 2017
 

Alejandro Jodorowsky’s funhouse freak-out is a wildly perverse tale of circus performers, cults, mind control, madness, and murder told through the director’s visionary, straight-from-the-id imagery.

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alucarda
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Alucarda
Sat, Oct 28, 2017
 
Alucarda
Sat, Oct 28, 2017
 

This bloody, berserk occult classic—in which two girls unleash a demonic tidal wave of sex, sadism, and Satanic possession in a Catholic convent—is a relentless excursion into hysterical excess.

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Little Girl
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Poison for the Fairies
Sun, Oct 29, 2017
 
Poison for the Fairies
Sun, Oct 29, 2017
 

Two young girls are drawn into a dark fantasy world of witchcraft and evil spirits in this creepily poetic plunge into the most disturbing realms of childhood imagination.

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Canoa
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Canoa: A Shameful Memory
Sun, Oct 29, 2017
 
Canoa: A Shameful Memory
Sun, Oct 29, 2017
 

Based on a shocking real event, this landmark of Mexican political cinema is both a true-life tale of terror and a disturbing exposé of how xenophobia and ignorance can be marshaled into unthinkable violence.

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El Espejo
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The Witch’s Mirror
Mon, Oct 30, 2017
 
The Witch’s Mirror
Mon, Oct 30, 2017
 

After a witch is murdered by her husband, she returns to take gruesome revenge upon his new wife in this floridly surrealist chiller, which plays something like a Mexican version of Eyes Without a Face.

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El Vampiro
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El Vampiro
Tue, Oct 31, 2017
 
El Vampiro
Tue, Oct 31, 2017
 

The film that inaugurated Mexico’s wave of classic horror, this take on the Dracula legend is a triumph of moody atmosphere and macabre imagination.

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Curse Of Crying Woman
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The Curse of the Crying Woman
Wed, Nov 1, 2017
 
The Curse of the Crying Woman
Wed, Nov 1, 2017
 

This stylishly photographed slice of cine-fantastique has it all: foggy, moonlit atmosphere, a creepy, cobwebbed mansion, and a murderous villainess obsessed with resurrecting the corpse of her witch ancestor.

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Baron Del Terror
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El Barón del Terror
Thu, Nov 2, 2017
 
El Barón del Terror
Thu, Nov 2, 2017
 

This gonzo pulp oddity—in which a warlock burned at the stake 300 years earlier returns as a long-tongued, brain-gobbling monster’is one of the wildest and weirdest films of Mexico’s horror golden age.

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