Recently I got a bunch of episodes of Hora Marcada on DVDrs. Hopefully one day Televisa will smarten up and release the whole thing or at least a "best of" as it was a great show.... Anyway, there were some great episodes on my discs(and some terrible too, ha) but this one really caught my attention and I was surprised when reading the credits that this was one of the ones made by Cuaron. The story is very weird and like it happened often on the show it never gets explained(which was part of the shows charm).
It starts with two young brothers breaking in to a closed theme park, in there they find three teenagers playing hopscotch, the leader named Eddy(played by show's regular Eduardo Palomo)and dressed in a funny way that looks both child and derelict like approaches them and seems very interested by them, he starts telling them children stories when all of the sudden pulls out a switchblade and starts chasing them, he gets to kill one of the kids and when he catches on the second one he gets shot dead by the police. Twenty years pass and the surviving kid is a grown man now and has a little girl. All of the sudden the other two cronies start showing up and telling him Eddy is back from the dead and wants to see him, eventually Eddy does show up and starts befriending his little girl so now he has to get rid of him if he wants to save his daughter...
The aesthetics and music for this episode were great, there is this scene with the victim and the two henchmen in a car which looks amazing as do all the scenes that took place in the theme park which more than once intercalated the violent chases with funky music that makes the whole thing weird and surreal as if you were seeing it throughout the eyes of Eddy who is just having fun.
Eddy's character is hinted to be a pedophile, if not at least a child only killer with all the same getting close through knowing the things they like methods which is quite edgy for 80's Mexican TV and Palomo Plays it brilliantly, he seems so charming and friendly when approaching the children yet keeps a dark undertone wile doing so.
It does have some low points, probably the worst thing was the actor playing the surviving kid(as an adult), the guy reacts to the friends of his brother killer showing up, his brother's already dead killer playing with his daughter and the dead corpse of his daughter's nanny like if it was the most regular thing ever and barley emotes anything.
The thing really made me wish Cuaron would give a full length horror flick a try.
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