Vampiros and Monstruos: The Mexican Horror Film of the 20th Century

Posted by Dale Townshend on November 02, 2008 in News tagged with

Those who had the chance to go to the closing screening of our Halloween Gothic Festival in Stirling could enjoy KM31, a Mexican movie directed by Rigoberto Castañeda, 2007. This great eerie chiller really made some of us think it twice before going back home along those lonely roads… We were afraid of suddenly hearing The Weeping Woman ‘s cry or even worse: running into this evil child laughing, singing and jumping around the forests!

To go deeper into Mexican horror movies tradition, which lead us back to the 1930s, an investigation about it will be edited by Mirek Lipinski, with contributions by Mark Barnard, Stephen Gladwin, Robert Monell, GaryL. Prange, David H. Smith, Mirek Lipinski  and Richard Harland Smith. This study will take into account the early 30s, the decades that followed (including Mexico’s productive Golden Age of Horror) up to the work of Juan Lopez Moctezuma and Guillermo del Toro and it will be illustrated by rare stills and loby cards. There will also be included an interview with German Robles. If you want to stay updated on publication date and ordering information, contact:

In case you do not know the South American legend of La Llorona, have a look at this short of a Mexican movie about it, The Curse of the Crying Woman, 1961.



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