La nave de los monstruos with Las mujeres panteras

La nave de los monstruos with Las mujeres panteras

Please note: La cabeza viviente (The Living Head) is no longer screening as part of this series. We apologize for this inconvenience.

La nave de los monstruos (The Ship of Monsters) 

A Venusian spacecraft led by female cosmonauts with a cargo of male specimens from across the universe crash lands in rural Mexico. So begins an extravagant, genre-bending tale where sci-fi, western, musical, and horror tropes mutate into a zany experience that only Mexican cinema could concoct. As a robot servant repairs the ship, the cosmonauts deal with the ever-growing attention of a singing cowboy and the violent urges of their extraterrestrial prisoners. 

Las mujeres panteras (The Panther Women)

Loreta Venus and The Golden Ruby are two young hardworking female wrestlers who become embroiled in a cyclone of black magic when they clash with the Panther Women, a nefarious cult hellbent on resurrecting their dead leader and, if need be, to claw things out inside the ring. This loony tale features a masked and caped wrestler, a reanimated rotting cadaver, the flaming sword of the druids, and the allure of legendary dancer-actress Tongolele. 

La nave de los monstruos 
DIRECTOR: Rogelio A. González. WRITTEN BY: José María Fernández Unsáin & Alfredo Varela Jr. CAST: Ana Bertha Lepe, Lorena Velázquez, Lalo González Piporro, Consuelo Frank. 1960. 82 min. Mexico. B&W. Spanish. DCP. Print courtesy of Fundacion Televisa - Fundacion Univisión. Special thanks to Evrim Ersoy and Luke Mullen of Fantastic Fest 2019 for the DCP.

Las mujeres panteras
DIRECTOR: René Cardona. WRITTEN BY: Alfredo Salazar. CAST: Ariadne Welter, Elizabeth Campbell, Eric del Castillo, Eda Lorna. 1967. 88 min. Mexico. B&W. Spanish. DCP. Courtesy of Permanencia Voluntaria Film Archive. With the support of: FOCINE/ IMCINE, Cinema Preservation Alliance, Filmoteca de la UNAM, the Academy Film Archive, Paso Del Norte Foundation, and Friends From the Archive. Restoration supervisors Viviana García Besné/Peter Conheim.

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 9, the menu will feature a Cuban sandwich, agua fresca, a themed dessert, and a selection of Spanish wine.  

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