Sunday, April 23, 2006

"Alucarda" review

Alucarda (1978)
AKA Alucarda, la hija de las tinieblas

Directed by Juan López Moctezuma
Writing credits Alexis Arroyo

Claudio Brook.... Dr. Oszek/Hunchbacked Gypsy
David Silva.... Father Lázaro
Tina Romero.... Alucarda/Alucarda's Mother
Susana Kamini.... Justine
Lili Garza.... Daniela Oszek (as Lily Garza)
Tina French....Sister Angélica

"Alucarda" is about Alucarda. She's a girl who is possessed by the devil. Naturally, she lives in a convent. Another girl, Justine, comes into her life. These two women become roommates and start to embrace the concept of becoming devil women. The nuns protest this idea. This leads to much screaming and bloodshed as Alucarda revolts against the convent and anyone else who is not the devil.

AL-U-CARDA! Remember that name. It will be screamed at you without mercy throughout this movie. "Alucarda" has the most screaming, bellowing and just plain howling that I've ever heard in a horror flick. AAAAAHHHH! The nuns in "Alucarda" are all dressed in bandages. They look like the Mummy. This was actually a practical clothing choice since the nuns like to get whipped regularly.

So if you are looking for a movie about possessed, hysterical women screaming and yelling in a blood soaked convent, look no further.

SCORE: 2.5 out of 4 AL-U-CARDAS!!!!

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