The Curse of the Crying Woman (1963)
aka La maldición de la Llorona
Genre: Horror | Mystery | Thriller
Country: Mexico | Director: Rafael Baledón
Language: Spanish or English (2 separate audio tracks)
Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 | Length: 80mn
Dvdrip H264 Mkv – 768×576 – 23.976fps – 1.46gb

Audio 3: Commentary by Mexican Cinema Expert Michael Liuzza

They say the old woods are haunted. If anyone dares to go through them at night, they will be killed. At night you can hear the screams as if it is a woman crying. Could the one who is committing these horrible murders be the old woman crying in the night?

Enter Gothic Mexico! Easily one of the best Horror films of the classic Mexi-Horror era. This film is oozing with the lush atmosphere, bizarre imagery and beautiful, shadowy photography which many of the Mexican horror classics of this era are known for. Like several other classic Mexican horror films, this one also plays off the the old Mexican folklore tale of Llorona, the weeping ghost/witch of the Mexican countryside. Real horror buffs will see (during the opening scene) a striking similarity between this film and Mario Bava’s masterpiece, Black Sunday. The setting, where the Witch lives is actually a old Mexican Hacienda Mansion. I think the scenes where this “Haunted” mansion is depicted rivals that of the old Gothic castles which were typically used as settings in the European classics, mainly the Christopher Lee Dracula films. It just looks different but is creepy as can be. There is also some dreamy, almost psychedelic like sequences also not unusual during this period. Combine all this is the mutated, malformed man kept prisoner in the mansion, the boney flesh-eating hounds, Abel Salazar (Brainiac) playing the heroine and Rita Macedo playing the Witch you have a film any horror fan is not likely to forget.


The Curse of the Crying Woman (1963)