ALUCARDA presented by HORRORSPIRIA
Director: Juan López Moctezuma Run Time: 78 min. Release Year: 1977 Language: Spanish
Starring: Claudio Brook, David Silva, Lily Garza, Susana Kamini, Tina Romero
A young girl’s arrival at a convent after the death of her parents marks the beginning of a series of events that unleash an evil presence on the girl and her mysterious new friend, an enigmatic figure known as Alucarda. Demonic possession, Satan worship, and vampirism follows.
HORRORSPIRIA is the horror research podcast brainchild of MAY SANTIAGO. In each episode, May explores a niche within horror studies and international horror movements with guest researchers or proxy students. May is a horror scholar who specializes in queer horror and international horror.
ALUCARDA is the pinnacle of Mexploitation auteur Juan López Moctezuma’s career. The tale is inspired by the gothic framework of Carmilla while the narrative and aesthetics devolve into a sadomasochistic battle between Catholicism and science with a lesbian teen story at its core.