Tag Archives: Mexico
El jinete sin cabeza / The Headless Rider (1957) Chano Urueta, Luis Aguilar, Flor Silvestre, Jaime Fernández, Horror, Western, Mystery
A mute phantom hero takes on skull-masked killers, a disembodied living hand and a corpse that won’t stay in its grave. This is the first in a trilogy of horror/western hybrids that also includes the films La marca de Satanás (“The Mark of Satan”) and La cabeza de Pancho Villa (“The Head of Pancho Villa”).
Scherzo Diabolico (2015) Adrián García Bogliano, Francisco Barreiro, Daniela Soto Vell, Jorge Molina, Comedy, Horror, Thriller
A bored accountant can’t win for losing. He is passed over for promotion at work, has a nagging shrew of a wife, and is generally disrespected by all he comes in contact with. He devises a scheme to get what he feels he is owed. After executing his well thought out plan of kidnap and ransom, things soon go straight to hell.
La cabeza viviente / The Living Head (1963) Chano Urueta, Mauricio Garcés, Ana Luisa Peluffo, Abel Salazar, Horror
Acatl, chief of the Aztecs, is murdered and his head is cut off. At the same time, Xochiquetzal, his betrothed, is buried alive, along with the Grand Priest. Centuries later, archeologist Herman Mueller and his assistants Tony and Charley unearth the tomb.
Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell (1988) Alfonso Corona, John Allen Nelson, Carla Herd, Terri Treas, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Amores perros / Love’s a Bitch (2000) Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Emilio Echevarría, Gael García Bernal, Goya Toledo, Drama, Thriller
Three interconnected stories about the different strata of life in Mexico City all resolve with a fatal car accident. Octavio is trying to raise enough money to run away with his sister-in-law, and decides to enter his dog Cofi into the world of dogfighting.
El rey de los gorilas / The Gorilla Kid (1977) René Cardona Jr., Hugo Stiglitz, Peggy Bass, Jorge Graham, Adventure
An African safari is attacked by savage natives and the sole survivor is an infant who is adopted and raised by gorillas. As he is growing up, his only human friend is a native boy he happens to meet in a chance encounter.
Mujeres salvajes (1984) Gabriel Retes, Tina Romero, Jorge Santoyo, Patricia Mayers, Action, Crime, Drama, Erotic
Six women murderers escape from prison to dug out a gold treasure buried in the woods, but six male campers are sitting on it. Birds get shot, women and men get shot, and the prize goes to the surviving few.
Dos tipos de cuidado / Two Careful Fellows (1953) Ismael Rodríguez, Jorge Negrete, Pedro Infante, Carmelita González, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Set in rural Mexico, during the 50’s, in a small town Jorge Bueno (Jorge Negrete) and Pedro Malo (Pedro Infante) are best friends, Pedro is in love with María, who is Jorge’s sister, and Jorge is dating with Rosario which is Pedro’s cousin.
Las elegidas / The Chosen Ones (2015) David Pablos, Nancy Talamantes, Óscar Torres, Leidi Gutiérrez, Drama
Sofia, 14 years old, is in love with Ulises. Because of him, in spite of him, she is forced into a prostitution network in Mexico. To set her free, Ulises will have to find another girl to replace her. Adapted from Jorge Volpi’s novel, set in the world of juvenile prostitution.