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Alucarda (1977)

Alucarda, la hija de las tinieblas (original title)
After the death of her parents, a young girl arrives at a convent and brings a sinister presence with her. Is it her enigmatic imaginary friend, Alucarda, who is to blame? Or is there a satanic force at work?

Director:

Juan López Moctezuma (as Juan L. Moctezuma)

Writers:

Sheridan Le Fanu (novel), Alexis Arroyo (story) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Claudio Brook ... Dr. Oszek / Hunchbacked Gypsy
David Silva ... Father Lázaro
Tina Romero ... Alucarda / Alucarda's Mother
Susana Kamini Susana Kamini ... Justine
Lili Garza Lili Garza ... Daniela Oszek (as Lily Garza)
Tina French Tina French ... Sister Angélica
Birgitta Segerskog Birgitta Segerskog ... Mother Superior
Adriana Roel ... Sister Germana
Antonia Guerrero Antonia Guerrero
Martin LaSalle ... Brother Felipe (as Martín Lasalle)
Manuel Dondé ... Wagon Driver
Adriana Riveroll Adriana Riveroll
Susan Inman Susan Inman
Alejandra Moya Alejandra Moya
Agustín Isunza Agustín Isunza ... Monk
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Storyline

When the teenage orphan Justine arrives in a convent, she befriends Alucarda, who was raised since she was a baby by the nuns. They become best friends and stay together most of the time. When they meet a gypsy on the forest, he is indeed Satan and possesses the teenagers. Soon the convent is turned upside-down affecting the lives of Alucarda, Justine, the nuns and Father Lázaro. The skeptic Dr. Oszek will also witness a showdown between good and evil affecting his beliefs. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

They gave their souls to Hell... but the Devil wanted MORE! [Canada]

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Alucarda, when spelled backward, means 'adracula'. See more »

Quotes

Alucarda: And this is what the devil does.
Alucarda: He grants us vertues to expand his kingdom, the only valid one.
Justine: God with his lack of knowledge, does not understand this truth.
Justine: And apose of it with false toughts and prayers.
Mother Superior: [Mother Superior screams] God, silence.
Alucarda: [Alucarda and Justine both chant] Satan satan satan, our lord and master.
Alucarda: I acknowledge thee as my god and prince.
Alucarda: I promise to serve and obey thee as long as i shall live.
Alucarda: I renounce the other god and all the saints.
Mother Superior: Don't listen to them, don't listen to them.
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Connections

Referenced in The Trail of Dracula (2017) See more »

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It's all about the imagery.
13 September 2005 | by Golgo-13See all my reviews

Satanic imagery abounds in this late 70's Mexican production; rituals, orgies, gypsies, nuns on fire, crosses, lots of screaming, flagellation, a nude lady in a blood-filled coffin…it's got a bit of everything. My favorite scenes would have to be during the blood pact sequence between Alucarda and Justine, in which we get a satyr-like gypsy appearing out of nowhere to conduct the ritual and Alucarda initially in a trance, nude, and bending far backwards. This shot is just surreal. Also, intercut with all this is a nun praying for them, who eventually levitates; another memorable image. Sadly, the plot is thin and there are several laughable parts but all in all, this was a decent watch.


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Country:

Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 1978 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Mark of the Devil Part 3: Innocence from Hell See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Films 75, Yuma Films See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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