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Poison for the Fairies (1986)

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.

Writers:

Carlos Enrique Taboada (story), Carlos Enrique Taboada (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ana Patricia Rojo ... Verónica
Elsa María Gutiérrez Elsa María Gutiérrez ... Flavia (as Elsa María)
Leonor Llausás ... La Bruja (as Leonor Llauzas)
Carmen Stein Carmen Stein ... Nana (as Carmela Stein)
María Santander María Santander ... Miss Aragón
Ernesto Schwartz Ernesto Schwartz ... Tono
Rocío Lazcano Rocío Lazcano ... Senora Ellia
Blanca Lidia Muñoz Blanca Lidia Muñoz ... Madame Rickard (as Blanca Lydia Muñoz)
Sergio Bustamante ... Flavia's Father (voice)
Lilia Aragón ... Flavia's Mother (voice)
Hilda Pérez Carbajal Hilda Pérez Carbajal ... Madame Rickard (voice)
Marcela Páez ... Grandmother (voice)
Araceli de León Araceli de León ... Nana (voice)
Patricia Acevedo Patricia Acevedo ... (voice)
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Fantasy | Horror

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Trivia

Steven Wilson composed a song of the same name inspired by the film See more »

Goofs

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 »

Alternate Versions

An alternate ending was shot where both girls escape the burning house, not just one of them, and swear each other to secrecy. Also, Jaime's murder is edited out on most TV prints See more »

Connections

References The Bad Seed (1956) See more »

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Its a great psichological Horror film!!!!!!
15 January 2002 | by rogelioduronSee all my reviews

This movie is Mexican and its one of the few that im very proud to have made in my country out in this genere. The director for this movie worked also on another Mexican alltime classic called "HASTA EL VIENTO TIENE MIEDO", Im very proud to own both movies and recommend them plenty to you all out there who loved movies like "The Others" and "Ring". its a story about a little girl who starts playing with another little girl that is kind of evil and likes to torture everyone around her and boos everybody around. So this little girl starts to tell the other one that she knows witches are alive and that they should make some poison for the witches, both little girls act in a very adult manner and they deliver a great performance. A mexican classic and a must see.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

2 October 1986 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

The Evil Fairies See more »

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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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