MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 271 this week

Alucarda (1977)
"Alucarda, la hija de las tinieblas" (original title)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  26 January 1978 (Mexico)
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 1,616 users  
Reviews: 39 user | 57 critic

A young girl's arrival at a convent after the death of her parents marks the beginning of a series of events that unleash an evil presence on the girl and her mysterious new friend, an ... See full summary »

Director:

(as Juan L. Moctezuma)

Writers:

(novel), (story), 5 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 32 titles
created 12 May 2011
 
a list of 44 titles
created 02 Apr 2012
 
a list of 31 titles
created 30 Jun 2013
 
a list of 41 titles
created 09 Oct 2013
 
a list of 31 titles
created 21 Jan 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Alucarda" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Alucarda (1977)

Alucarda (1977) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Alucarda.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A young nun is tempted by visions of forbidden sexual fantasies to cross over to Satan.

Director: Gilberto Martínez Solares
Stars: Enrique Rocha, Cecilia Pezet, Delia Magaña
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Anne and Lore, neighbors and best friends, barely into their teens, board at a convent school where they have taken a vow to sin and to serve Satan. Anne keeps a secret diary, they read a ... See full summary »

Director: Joël Séria
Stars: Jeanne Goupil, Catherine Wagener, Bernard Dhéran
Don't Panic (1978)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A young couple are tricked into going into a sinister house where a coven of devil-worshipers waits for them.

Directors: Carlos Puerto, Juan Piquer Simón
Stars: Ángel Aranda, Sandra Alberti, Mariana Karr
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

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.

Director: Carlos Enrique Taboada
Stars: Ana Patricia Rojo, Elsa María Gutiérrez, Leonor Llausás
Drama | History | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Udo Kier is a witch hunter apprentice to Herbert Lom. He believes strongly in his mentor and the ways of the church but loses faith when he catches Lom strangling Reggie Nalder to death for... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Armstrong, Adrian Hoven
Stars: Herbert Lom, Udo Kier, Olivera Katarina
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Horror thriller set in 17th century England about the children of a village slowly converting into a coven of devil worshipers.

Director: Piers Haggard
Stars: Patrick Wymark, Linda Hayden, Barry Andrews
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

After the mysterious death of her mother, a young woman chooses to enter a convent to find out what happened. As soon as the door closes to the nunnery, the nuns start torturing the woman. ... See full summary »

Director: Noribumi Suzuki
Stars: Yumi Takigawa, Emiko Yamauchi, Yayoi Watanabe
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A woman recovering from a car accident in which she lost her unborn child finds herself pursued by a coven of devil worshipers.

Director: Sergio Martino
Stars: George Hilton, Edwige Fenech, Ivan Rassimov
Dark Waters (1993)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A girl travels to an island, after the death of her father, to find out why the father funded a monestary on the island.

Director: Mariano Baino
Stars: Louise Salter, Venera Simmons, Mariya Kapnist
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A female bisexual artist turns out to be a vampire.

Director: Juan López Moctezuma
Stars: Cristina Ferrare, David Young, John Carradine
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

The story unfolds in an underclass neighborhood of Mexico City, a place where a unique troupe features a circus act... See full synopsis »

Director: Juan López Moctezuma
Stars: Isaura Espinoza, Juan López Moctezuma, Jorge Russek
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A governess Julia comes to work in a bourgeois family that live in an afforested property that they have recently bought. Julia was to take care about little girl named Silvia, whose ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Enrique Taboada
Stars: Marga López, Joaquín Cordero, Norma Lazareno
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Claudio Brook ...
David Silva ...
Tina Romero ...
Susana Kamini ...
Lili Garza ...
Daniela Oszek (as Lily Garza)
Tina French ...
Birgitta Segerskog ...
Adriana Roel ...
Antonia Guerrero
...
Brother Felipe (as Martín Lasalle)
Manuel Dondé ...
Wagon Driver
Adriana Riveroll
Susan Inman
Alejandra Moya
Agustín Isunza ...
Edit

Storyline

A young girl's arrival at a convent after the death of her parents marks the beginning of a series of events that unleash an evil presence on the girl and her mysterious new friend, an enigmatic figure known as Alucarda. Demonic possession, Satan worship, and vampirism follows. Written by acidxian

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

They gave their souls to Hell... but the Devil wanted MORE! [Canada]

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 January 1978 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Alucarda  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Mondo Macabro: Mexican Horror Movies (2002) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Disturbing wardrobe
5 December 2003 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

The movie is a little hard to follow, but that doesn't take away from the eerie creepiness of the whole film. The best and most memorable part of this movie was the costumes. The nuns were wearing what looks like white, layered cheesecloth or that material you wrap around your sprained wrist. They have it wrapped around their heads, necks and chest, while it flows out into a dress in three layers down below. Seems very course, tight and uncomfortable. Every nun has her own tinges of dirt and blood on her dress. Mostly blood has lightly gotten all over the dresses to give the convent a feel of filth, stench and poverty. Mystery, too, as you wonder why the dresses are so bloody in the first place. Is it their own blood? In the front/middle of the skirt, there is always a very high concentration of blood, as if the nuns wiped their hands on this apron or even menstruated on it! It's quite disturbing and odd. Do Mexican Catholic nuns wear uniforms like this?

The other very memorable part of this movie is the character Alucarda. This actress is amazingly good. She plays the devilish child role extremely well. Her eyes sparkle with dark evil glances and she moves and dances in a possessed and spooky way! Like a little girl who is totally absorbed in herself. This actress was really impressive and her long, dark, fluffy hair really added to her charm.

This movie is worth watching for these two reasons. You will never see such a good demon-child or such discomforting costumes in any movie. Recommended!


15 of 23 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The nuns? kings_of_metal
Nun's Habits jjk50
DISCOVER--fifty extraordinary obscurities you may have missed jonabbott56
Discuss Alucarda (1977) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?