El espejo de la bruja with El mundo de los muertos  

El espejo de la bruja with El mundo de los muertos  

Special Guest: actress Rosita Arenas

El espejo de la bruja (A Witch’s Mirror) 

Sara is a witch who works as the housekeeper to a deranged doctor prone to femicide. She communicates with ancient and omnipotent spirits through prayer and a magic mirror. Sara craves to avenge the death of her goddaughter and former wife of her employer. A delirious mélange of Rebecca, The Hands of Orlac, and Eyes Without a Face fused by the dark arts and gothic, romantic toxicity, this film is an unmissable yarn of physical and astral retribution. 

El mundo de los muertos (The World of the Dead) 

This mercurial and lysergic adventure, which takes place in two different timelines and a crimson-colored netherworld, confirms that being a righteous enforcer for the Spanish Inquisition is dreadful. In his 25th film, Santo faces the spirit of a female devil worshiper who tried to kill his bloodline back in 1670. Now, in 1970, she possesses his fiancée. Watch out for Luciferian worship, witch burnings, heroic luchador Blue Demon under Satanic control, and stock footage of open-heart surgery.

El espejo de la bruja
DIRECTOR: Chano Urueta. WRITTEN BY: Alfredo Ruanova, Carlos Enrique Taboada. CAST: Rosita Arenas, Armando Calvo, Isabela Corona, Dina de Marco. 1960. 75 min. Mexico. B&W. Spanish. DCP. Courtesy of Alameda Films. 

El mundo de los muertos
DIRECTOR: Gilberto Martínez Solares. WRITTEN BY: Rafael García Travesí & Jesús Sotomayor Martínez. CAST: Santo, Blue Demon, Pilar Pellicer, Carlos León. 1970. 85 min. Mexico. Color. Spanish. DCP. Courtesy of Televisa Foundation - Univision Foundation. 

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.


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