Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Live Review: Alucarda (1978)

I finally got around to doing another live review! This time around I'm taking a look at a little Mexican horror gem, ALUCARDA, directed by Jose Lopez Moctezuma (THE MANSION OF MADNESS). Speaking of my live reviews--for anyone new to my blog, I have made an archive of all my "live" reviews over at ReverendPhantomReviews.com and you can check that out here.






9 comments:

  1. Make sure you check out the other great Mexican nunsploitation classic, Satanico Pandemonium, as well. Alucarda is the better of the two films though.

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  2. I have seen Satanico Pandemonium, but wasn't that impressed--but I didn't hate it or anything (I don't think I can actually say I hate any nunsploitation film). Actually, most Mexican horror is only so-so for me. Alucarda being one of few to really impress me.

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  3. Alucarda was one of my first cult movie DVD purchases and I didn't regret it. Mexico is pretty well torn between devout Catholicism and angry anticlericalism and I saw both forces in action in this film, along with the naked chicks and blood. It's probably my favorite Mexican horror film.

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  4. "BELPHEGOR!" I love ALUCARDA! This may or may not show up on our top five list, whenever we get around to it. That being said, I probably shouldn't talk too much about it now. Good shit, though.

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  5. I was a little disappointed with this. I definitely dug Mansion of Madness a whole bunch. But I understand the groove of this and definitely some sweet imagery.

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  6. Love the live review, Rev! Nice work. Haven't seen this one yet though.

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  7. I watched this again last night. It is becoming one of my favorite horror films. Despite some bad acting, it is very much a B movie with a load of A talent.

    I have watched this review a few times, and am surprised I never commented before. I had not seen Alucarda in years, so likely did not want to talk out of school.

    BTW, who is the chick at 18secs, part of your intro. Hachi Machi!

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  8. I agree totally. Quite an overlooked gem.

    That voluptuous chick at 18sec is Erica Gavin in Russ Meyer's VIXEN.

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  9. Vixen is one of the few I have not seen, but should have recognized her anyway. [shame]

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