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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 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 ...
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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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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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Poison for the Audience

Somebody complained about my short reflection on ethnic structure in Latin America which I wrote as a prologue to my opinion about this movie, so my review was deleted "based on an abuse report filed by another user". Well, gone my "abuse" is, but it does not change my impression that Carlos Enrique Taboada's "horror" films are insufferable: this one, "Hasta el viento tiene miedo" and "El libro de piedra". The three are metaphors of the (very boring and bored) petty bourgeoisie's fears, that Taboada expressed following the rules of the horror genre and that, in the end, are more foolish than horrific. This time, a very rich girl and her not quite rich friend play at being witches in an endless succession of silly 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, and a big doll that she carries around like a 4-5 year old girl. Veronica is so mean and bitchy that she 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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