The Devil´s Backbone
(El espinazo del diablo, Guillermo del Toro)
late-night screening, Friday 1st November, 11.15 pm
From Mexican master of horror, Guillermo del Toro, whose first two features, Chronos and Mimic quickly established him as a director to watch, comes The Devil's Backbone (El espinazo del diablo, 2001) one of his most frightening and emotionally layered films.
Set during the final week of the Spanish Civil War, it tells the tale of a twelve-year-old boy, Carlos (Fernando Tielve) who, after his freedom-fighting father is killed, is sent to a haunted rural orphanage full of terrible secrets. Del Toro expertly combines gothic ghost story, murder mystery, and historical melodrama in a stylish mélange that, like his later film, the now legendary Pan's Labyrinth, reminds us the scariest monsters are often the human ones.
The Black Pit of Dr M
(Misterios de ultratumba, 1959)
Saturday 2nd November, 7 pm
The Mexican zombie classic, The Black Pit of Dr M (Misterios de Ultratumba, 1959) Federico Méndez´s authentically gothic tale of two doctors who make a horrifying pact in order to explain the secrets of the afterlife, beautifully shot in eerie black and white, will set the spine-chilling atmosphere for a night in which anything could happen.
Phoro courtesy of Alameda Films.
FRIDAY 1st NOVEMBER, 11.15PM
Film Screening: The Devil's Backbone (El espinazo del Diablo, Guillermo del Toro 2001)
SATURDAY 2nd NOVEMBER, 7PM - 1AM
Film Screening: The Black Pit of Dr M ( Misterios de ultratumba, Fernando Méndez, 1959).
Live Acts:Voodoo Love Orchestra, G-Bop Orchestra.
DJs: Cal Jader (Movimientos), Oscar Arroyo (Chilango)
+ special guest performers and dance.