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México Bárbaro (2014)

Not Rated | | Horror | 23 August 2015 (Japan)
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México Bárbaro is a movie starring Adrián Aguirre, Dulce Alexa, and Leslie Arce. Eight Mexican directors unite to bring tales of the most brutally terrifying Mexican traditions and legends to vividly shocking life.

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Adrián Aguirre ... Enjaulado (segment "Muñecas")
Dulce Alexa ... Laura (segment "Lo que importa es lo de adentro")
Leslie Arce ... Adolecente (segment "Drena")
Leif Bridgman ... Ponyboy (Segment "Dia de los Muertos)
Sara Camacho ... Valeria (segment "La cosa más preciada")
Gabriel Carter ... Joe (segment "Día de los Muertos")
Ana Castro ... Turista 2 (segment "Muñecas")
Mayra Angelica Chavez ... Enjaulada 1 (segment "Muñecas")
... Rosa (Segment "Dia de los Muertos)
Diana Contreras ... Esposa (segment "Siete veces siete")
Joyce Cuervo ... Hermana (segment "Drena")
Ana Rosa Davila ... Enjaulada 2 (segment "Muñecas")
... Maya (Segment "Dia de los Muertos)
Ken Dresen ... Greg (Segment "Dia de los Muertos)
Mayra Espinoza ... Turista 1 (segment "Muñecas")
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Eight Mexican directors unite to bring tales of the most brutally terrifying Mexican traditions and legends to vividly shocking life. MEXICO BARBARO presents haunting stories that have been woven into the fabric of a nation's culture, some passed down through the centuries and some new, but all equally frightening. Stories of boogeymen, trolls, ghosts, monsters, Aztec sacrifices, and of course the Day of the Dead all come together in urban and rural settings to create an anthology that is as original as it is familiar and as important as it is horrifying.

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Terrible collection of shorts.
7 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

Here are seven horror shorts that lack horror, premise, dialogue, even sound at times. The whole collection is completely uninspired, the stories are poorly developed and executed.

While photography may rescue part of some of these shorts, some just come short of everything, just like high school projects. Harsh? Maybe. True? Completely. Take for instance "La Cosa Más Preciada (The Most Precious Thing), the acting is bad, the dialogues are hands down some of the worst I've ever heard in cinema history, the whole thing was given an instagram-like "vintage" filter. This one in particular is preposterous.

The rest of the shorts, whilst more professional, are still pretty bad and absurd, there is no heart to be found. If the project was done by amateur kids, then fine, I'd give it 4 stars, but these are - self?- deemed- directors.

Also, the only Mexican thing on this are the assets (directors, actors, writers, producers, settings), there are no real legends or myths in here, just perhaps loosely 'inspired from'.

My conclusion is that a couple of Mexican rejects from 'ABC's of Death' decided to take matters in their own hands... disaster ensued of course.

I must say I was very excited to watch this since I first heard of the project back in early 2014. I was looking forward to what 'indie' Mexican directors had up their sleeve since we practically have no recognized mainstream horror directors, but no, I cannot vouch for any of them.


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