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(534) POISON FOR THE FAIRIES (1985) Remarkable Mexi Horror
(534) POISON FOR THE FAIRIES (1985) Remarkable Mexi Horror
4419DVD
 

"One of the Five Best Mexican Horror Films!"
--Critic Rogelio Duron

original Mexican/Spanish title VENENO PARA LAS HADAS [Poison for the Fairies]

director: Carlos Enrique Taboada
starring: Ana Patricia Rojo Elsa Maria Gutierrez Leonar Llausas Carmen Stein

A ten year old girl named Vernocia convinces her new classmate, Flavia, that she is a witch [through a variety of tricks and coincidences], forcing the child to become more and more defendant on her. Although their games are initially innocent - if not, naive - they soon take a nasty and violent turn.

Director Taboada made 20 films between 1965-89. His motion pictures - although largely unseen outside of Mexico - are now realizing an overdue International notoriety after being heralded by filmmaker Guillerno del Toro [of Shape of Water fame] as the "single most influential" in his life especially citing the superb BOOK OF STONE as inspiration for his own Pan's Labyrinth. This particular movie has been called "one of the five best Mexican horror films of all time" and won five Mexican Academy Awards in 1985 including Best Picture. Most Taboada films deal with horror, usually from a child's 'innocent' perspective. An exception to this motif is his decidedly adult DRIFTER IN THE RAIN. Arguably, Mr Taboada was better known for his scriptwriting, delivering 80+ films [1951-1997] including the classic WITCH'S MIRROR. He died from a heart attack in April 1997, at age 67.


A Mexican film in Spanish with optional ON/OFF English subtitles; fullscreen uncut (89 min.);
for ALL REGIONS, playable on any American DVD machine.
Extras include original theatrical trailer.



Violence/Demonic References

 
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