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Poison for the Fairies (1984)
"Veneno para las hadas" (original title)

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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 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 ...
Rocío Lazcano ...
Senora Ellia
Blanca Lidia Muñoz ...
Madame Rickard (as Blanca Lydia Muñoz)
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 ...


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 <>

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Poison for the Audience

As in most territories of America the continent, Mexico is not different when it comes to ethnic politics: in countries with large populations that have inherited Native American characteristics, most of the persons with strong Caucasian features are not only descendants of the ambassadors, troops, prisoners, pirates and priests of all faith sent here by European crowns, who came with their families, killed many native Americans and took their lands. Up to these days, they are often members of the oligarchies in power. There may be places where most American natives were vanished, where the Caucasians "grew and multiplied", and where it's not easy to tell people's class and economic origins based on their skins. Apart from the territories, in most countries where there still live many native Americans (plus descendants of African slaves brought to the continent), it is quite identifiable who is who in the power scale: the whiter you are, the most powerful you may be. Please, do not think this is a racist declaration on my part: no, it is the way it is. This has to be taken into account to understand why I find Carlos Enrique Taboada's "horror" films insufferable: this one, "Hasta el viento tiene miedo" and "El libro de piedra". The three are metaphors of the (very boring and bored) white Mexican bourgeoisie's fears, that Taboada expressed following the rules of the horror genre that, in the end, are more idiotic than horrific. This time, a very rich girl and her not quite rich friend play at being witches in an endless succession of dumb scenes of events that are supposed to be scary. If there is a more simple way to read this tale, one may assume that not-too-rich Veronica envies richer Flavia, who has a big room for herself, a dog called Hippie, a gold pen, a ranch by a lake, a big doll that she carries around like a 4-5 year old girl, so bad and bitchy Veronica enjoys frightening Flavia to gain control over her. But that is all. Since most of the time they are bored to death, these two little girls have nothing else to do but "Satanic rites" to kill people or get the ingredients to make a poison for the fairies. So beware, don't be a fairy and avoid this poisonous film.

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