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Even the Wind Is afraid (1968)

Hasta el viento tiene miedo (original title)
Girls that were punished to sat at a boarding school during Spring Break have no idea the school is haunted by the restless spirit of a former student seeking revenge.

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Carlos Enrique Taboada (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Marga López ... Bernarda
Maricruz Olivier ... Lucía
Alicia Bonet Alicia Bonet ... Claudia
Norma Lazareno ... Kitty
Renata Seydel Renata Seydel ... Ivette
Elizabeth Dupeyrón ... Josefina
Rita Sabre Marroquín Rita Sabre Marroquín ... Liliana
Irma Castillón Irma Castillón ... Marina
Rafael Llamas Rafael Llamas ... Diego
Sadi Dupeyrón Sadi Dupeyrón ... Armando (as Saidi Dupeyron)
Pamela Susan Hall Pamela Susan Hall ... Andrea, the ghost
Enrique García Álvarez ... Doctor Oliver (as Enrique Garcia)
Lourdes Baledón Lourdes Baledón ... Verónica
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Storyline

Claudia is a young girl who's suffering from horrible and terrifying nightmares at her all girl boarding school. They involve the voice of a mysterious girl calling her name at all hours of the night. When Claudia and her friends break the rules by trespassing a tower that was forbidden to go into, the harsh Head Mistress, Miss Bernarda punishes them by making them stay at the school during Spring Break. Miss Lucia, a good teacher feels the punishment has been too severe since a similar incident happened 5 years before when a student received the same punishment with horrendous and tragic consequences, and she is afraid it might happen again. But the tragedy from 5 years ago will reap the consequences now, as a tormented and restless spirit will enact her revenge. Written by William Linares

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

30 May 1968 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Even the Wind Is afraid See more »

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Tauro Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Quotes

Bernarda: I would not be surprised if all of a sudden Claudia got a fondness for heliotropes.
Lucía: Well, now that you mention it... I was afraid to show you this... Claudia had this with her today.
[shows Bernarda a bunch of heliotropes]
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Version of The Devil's Backbone (2001) See more »

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Prélude in E minor Op. 28 No. 4
Music by Frédéric Chopin (as Federico Chopín)
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Afraid of the wind
17 February 2008 | by andrabemSee all my reviews

"Hasta el viento tiene miedo" is a good offering of Mexican horror. It takes place in a boarding school for girls. Five years ago a girl that studied there committed suicide. At night, when the wind whistles.....

This film is a horror film with touches of comedy and it manages to create a good supernatural atmosphere (night, the wind blowing, the leaves trembling, the tower..). It reminded me somehow of "Werewolf in a Girls' Dormitory" an Italo-Austrian film made in 1961, that also took place in a girls boarding school. But "Hasta el viento tiene miedo" is the better film.

"Hasta el viento.." tells the story in a very straightforward way, no room for ambiguity is left, so it becomes predictable and this takes away some of the film's edge. The girls, though, are very charming and add eye candy to the film.

You can't compare it to the Italian Gothic films ( by Bava, Margheriti, Freda, Caiano..) with their visual grandeur (lighting, decors, camera work ..), and their magnificent soundtracks.

Anyway "Hasta el viento...." is an interesting film - I think that it won't scare the modern viewer, but it offers in return a well-crafted atmosphere, with touches of suspense and comedy. It is charmingly naive and romantic. It was released in Mexico in 30 May 1968. Some months later a hard wind blew and even the wind was afraid.


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