Forgotten Genre? The Mexican Slasher!

Discussion in 'Slashers' started by NewYawkRipper, Mar 16, 2005.

  1. Dobby

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    Good stuff, Dobby! A lot of those I've never even heard of.

    Although Edge Of The Axe was made in Big Bear outside of Los Angeles, not Mexico. Director was from Spain.
     
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    I've watched both La muerte del chacal and Masacre en Rio Grande... The latter is a sequel to Chacal. 1983 and 1984 respectively. Part 1 is a giallo of sorts, with slasher overtones in the second half. Rio Grande is a full on cheesy slasher. I recommend both. Along with Cemetery of Terror and Grave Robbers, they're the best Mexican slasher films.

    Another one is Bosque de muerte from 1993. I do not think much of it, and it takes forever to get going, but it's alright. I love how 90s Mexico looks like mid-80s USA. Some sweet fashions here, haha. Trampa Infernal from 1990 was good until it turned into an action flick.

    I've been trying to track down a video of Asesino nocturno for years.

    But you know what just as great? Bollywood slashers. We have Andhera from '75, Sannata from '81, Khamosh from '84, Cheekh from '85 & Haveli from '85. Aur Kaun from '79 is a semi-slasher of sorts, but mixes in crime and the supernatural (or so it seems at first).
    And those are just the ones I've seen. Gumnaam, Ek nannhi munni ladki thi, Shaitaan, Haiwan, Red Rose, Saboot, Sansani, Telephone, Khooni murdaa,
    and Mahakaal are on my to-see list.
     
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    I could recommend more movies but I don't see them on imdb, video, torrent sites or even youtube. So I don't see the point in even mentioning something impossible to track down. We can do the obscure dance all night long but why bother?

    As for al filo del hacha aka edge of the axe. There was Mexican actors in it from other Mexican films. Then for some bizzare reason it was redubbed by Mexican voice actors. Though If I recal but not 100% sure wasn't it filmed with some dialog in Spanish??? Then they just changed around voices and filled in the movie in voice dubbed English.

    So which movies are on your must buy list??
     
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    Yeah I can't recommend obscure Mexican horror. What I mean I can't recommend something impossible to find. Kind of like waving around at a hot dog at a dog.

    Just buy the DVD of Assesino Nocturno.

    I love all those bollywood horror films they rock!
     
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    I will keep these recommendations updated if you folks want me to. I can't keep bumping these threads. I need everyone to show interest to keep this going.

    Anyway these are post Mexican slashers films from the 90's. So don't expect movie theater heyday films.

    First we have el Asesino del metro. This is the final film that got a theatrical run.
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    You can buy it here:
    http://www.amazon.com/Asesino-Del-Metro-Jacaranda-Alfaro/dp/B000A3DG44

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    Here is a very similar slasher from the 90's el Asesino del teatro.

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    You can buy it here:

    http://www.amazon.com/Asesino-del-Teatro-Karina-Guevara/dp/B000EHSV4Q#

    Honorible mention rare Mexican obscure hard to find. As already mentioned here is Panico en el bosque.

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    I'm surprised no one's mentioned La Proxima Victima, a great little slasher with a masked killer.
     
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    That is just Cry Wolf under an alternate title.
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    Here is another Mex horror most completely ignore or just don't know. If you like Vacasiones de terror 1 & 2 and Trampa Infernal. Here is #4 in the same series. Panico en la montania which is more obscure horror, supernatural with comedy mixed in.

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    You can buy it here:
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    Honorable mention hard to find obscure and rare.
    Noche de buitres (1988)
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    Blind bought that mexi-horror BCI set a few years ago and its one of my favorite blind buys -EVER.

    In fact other than the Rat one I liked/loved every single film in the set. Especially Grave Robbers and Cemetery of Terror. Truly entertaining stuff.
     
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    Holy crap, we really do need a Mexican Slasher Project from Arrow!

    I love that Panico en el bosque VHS cover. I thought it might be the same as Bosque de muerte, but apparently they are two separate movies.

    It's cool that so many have turned up on YouTube, but unfortunately I require English subtitles. Outside of BCI's DVD set, it doesn't look like too many have been translated to English. :(

    Did not realize the directors of just about all these movies are related. They all have the same last name.

    I'm seeing:
    Ruben Galindo Jr
    Pedro Galindo
    Pedro Galindo III
    Santiago Galindo
    Eduardo Galindo
    etc
     
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    Panico en la montana was released by bci in another set. There is actually 3 South of the border box sets. Unfortunately the 3rd is impossible to track down. The box set repeats a few films but adds another.


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    A handful of the movies I posted above are on cinemageddon with subtitles. However the quality blows unlike the DVD's which are better.
     
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    Yeah that rat film was utter crap and no budget. It didn't need to be on the set at all. Which is why they added Panico to the 3rd set.

    I can't help but love anything with Galindo in it lol! :D
     
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    I think it was a last minute add on because its not advertised on the back cover.

    I re-watched Vacation of Terror 2 last October and it's cheese-tastic. It's all about that music number by Tatiana.

    As much as I liked the first film the sequel blows it away.
     
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    el pescado taco matanza protagonizada por Dobby

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    According to Dobby you pre order everything Kat. Did you win the lottery?
     
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    Yes he did as a matter of fact. o_O
     
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    Lot's of interesting films here. So much er ... stuff so little time. Revving up the torrents as we speak. More like adding to a collection for reference , than anything else.
     
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    There's one from the 90's where it's a demon-possesed guy who's all cut, wears a long black trench coat and has long blonde hair. It's more fantastical and "splatter" genre than a typical "slasher" but it's pretty cool too. I can't remember the name of it, but it's the main character's name. Sorry.
     

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