A 10 year old girl convinces a lonely classmate that she is a witch, forcing the child to become her assistant. Though their games are initially rather naive, they gradually take a nasty and violent turn.
Carlos Enrique Taboada
Ana Patricia Rojo,
Elsa María Gutiérrez,
A governess Julia comes to work in a bourgeois family that live in an afforested property that they have recently bought. Julia is to take care of little girl named Silvia, whose unusual ... See full summary »
Alfonso (Del Campo), Eduardo (Villatoro) and Eduardo's wife Cristina (Ruel) get lost when visiting a forest. A strange monk finds them and takes them to an ancient convent. There, the three... See full summary »
Fernando de Fuentes
Enrique del Campo,
When four women move into an old house left by one woman's aunt, strange things begin to happen. Bizarre voices, visions of ghosts, and mysterious noises lead them to discover the darkest ... See full summary »
Carlos Enrique Taboada
The story of a disciplined and sexually driven man who keeps his family isolated in his home for years to protect them from the "evil nature" of human beings while inventing (with his wife)... See full summary »
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. Both men then relate their own ... See full summary »
Juan Bustillo Oro
Mexico's "La Epoca Del Oro" was noted for blending primitive superstition with baroque religious symbolism (isn't that what santeria is?) and all I can say is, that very Catholic country loved putting the fear of God into the devout.
A ghost story set around the time of the Mexican Revolution, THE SCAPULAR concerns an old woman on her deathbed who tells the priest giving her last rites of the strange and powerful influence a religious medal had on her four sons. It's told mostly in flashback and the fog-bound atmospherics "Golden Age" cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa provides in abundance makes it look like we're observing the otherworldly goings-ons through the mists of time. If using black & white was a deliberate choice for this 1968 flick, it was a stoke of genius. An impressed 8/10 but only because I'm not into organized religion (although I'll grant it's pretty scary).
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