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Poison for the Fairies (1984)

Veneno para las hadas (original title)
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.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Ana Patricia Rojo ...
Elsa María Gutiérrez ...
Flavia (as Elsa María)
Leonor Llausás ...
La Bruja (as Leonor Llauzas)
Carmen Stein ...
Nana (as Carmela Stein)
María Santander ...
Ernesto Schwartz ...
Tono
Rocío Lazcano ...
Senora Ellia
Blanca Lidia Muñoz ...
Madame Rickard (as Blanca Lydia Muñoz)
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Flavia's Father (voice)
Lilia Aragón ...
Flavia's Mother (voice)
Hilda Pérez Carbajal ...
Madame Rickard (voice)
Marcela Páez ...
Grandmother (voice)
Araceli de León ...
Nana (voice)
Patricia Acevedo ...
(voice)
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Mexico City circa 1965: Flavia is an aristocratic little girl, who is very lonely and bored. At school she meets and befriends a strange and beautiful girl named Verónica, who dreams of becoming a witch. Their games get increasingly sadistic and macabre, and escalate to involve the bloody murder of a piano teacher and macabre mayhem. Written by Mateo Monasterio <mateo_monasterio@hotmail.com>

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Fantasy | Horror

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In the final scene, Flavia is shown standing in an empty yard. The angle switches, and there is a very short shot of her sitting with her knees clearly bent, as if she is on a chair or a bench. In the next shot, she is standing again with nothing nearby on which she might have been sitting. See more »

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References The Bad Seed (1956) See more »

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A very scary movie

I'm a fan of horror flicks, and I must say that "Veneno para las hadas" is the scariest film in 80's Mexican cinema. Horror films were very popular at that time, films such as "Friday the 13th", "A Nightmare on Elm Street", "Halloween" -and their sequels- followed the same plot, you know a boogyman killing everyone around, except a virgin heroine. "Veneno para las hadas" has a flawless direction, some false scares, and very good acting; this movie is for those who believe in witchcraft, devil, and in good horror. That's it, go and rent it!!!


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