El museo del horror with El barón del terror

El museo del horror with El barón del terror

El museo del horror (The Museum of Horror) 

In early 20th century Mexico, a disfigured man abducts women in order to drench their faces with scalding wax. Police remain clueless. Meanwhile a romantic triangle simmers between Marta, a young nurse; Raul, a peculiar doctor; and Luis, a former actor with a physical disability. This demented, expressionistic yarn follows wax museum horror tropes while mixing heated romance with grave robbers, oneiric episodes of the dead rising, heads in formaldehyde, grotesque decomposed faces, and a couple of musical interludes. 

El barón del terror (The Brainiac) 

As Baron Vitelius burns, accused of multiple crimes by the Spanish Inquisition, he curses the bloodlines of his executioners. Some 300 years later, he comes back to sow the seeds of his revenge under a new form: a hairy humanoid brain-eating being with giant crab-like claws and a long, forked tongue. Prepare yourself to meet the most bizarre creature spawned by Mexican cinema who has crossed borders, time, and the limits of the absurd.

El museo del horror 
DIRECTOR: Rafael Baledón. WRITTEN BY: José María Fernández Unsáin. CAST: Julio Alemán, Patricia Conde, Joaquín Cordero, Olivia Michel. 1964. 85 min. Mexico. B&W. Spanish. DCP. Courtesy of Televisa Foundation - Univision Foundation. 

El barón del terror 
DIRECTOR: Chano Urueta. WRITTEN BY: Federico Curiel, Adolfo López Portillo. CAST: Abel Salazar, Rubén Rojo, Rosa María Gallardo, Ariadne Welter. 1961. 77 min. Mexico. B&W. Spanish. DCP. Courtesy of Alameda Films. 

Generously supported by Televisa Foundation-Univision Foundation in celebration of Mexican Cinema. Academy Museum film programming supported by the Richard Roth Foundation. Mexico Maleficarum has the community partnership and support provided by El Cine, the Tomorrow’s Filmmakers Today program of Hola Mexico, and the Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles.


In conjunction with the Mexico Maleficarum series, the Academy Museum Store created a collection of exclusive merchandise featuring licensed artwork from the films. Shop these spooky souvenirs today!


Celebrate at Fanny's

Fanny's Restaurant & Café
Fanny's Restaurant & Café

Throughout the month of October, Fanny's will be celebrating Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month on select dates with limited time specials and entertainment on the restaurant's patio from noon to 6pm. On October 16, the menu will feature chicken mole, agua fresca, a themed dessert, and a selection of Spanish wine.

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