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

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  26 January 1978 (Mexico)
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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 »

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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

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Alucarda, the daughter of Darkness
9 May 2007 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

"Alucarda" starts with the birth of Alucarda in a stable (!). Someone (a gypsy? the devil?) is with her mother and holds Alucarda in his arms and swears to protect and take care of her. In the next scene (about 20 years after), we see a young girl (Justine) being driven in a carriage to a convent. Though the action takes place in modern times, there's something indefinite about the time. We could be in the Middle Ages as well.

The film is a Gothic fairy tale rich in allusions and innuendos.

When Justine arrives in the convent she meets Alucarda (Tina Romero) and the two of them vow eternal friendship. The two of them roam the country nearby, laughing and playing games. Someone/Something that will unravel Alucardas past is waiting for them and will seal their fates. Possession! When they return to the convent, there's a dark secret inside them and a battle between them and the convent will ensue - there will be a titanic fight of God (the convent) against Satan (Alucarda and Justine) followed by exorcism, deaths and a blood and fire bath - an epic ending of Wagnerian grandeur.

"Alucarda, la hija de las tinieblas" is extreme and intense. If you are a fan of nunsploitation, go for it.


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