El libro de piedra

In Exotic Nuts on November 2, 2013 at 5:15 pm

Title: El libro de piedra (The Book of Stone)
Production: Mexico 1969
Director: Carlos Enrique Taboada
Cast: Marga López, Joaquín Cordero, Norma Lazareno
Run Time: 100min
Circulation: NTSC DVDr
Generation/Source: DVD Rip
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English


El Libro de piedra (The Book of Stone) was released in 1969, one year after writer/director Carlos Enrique Taboada’s debut as a horror auteur, Hasta el Viento Tiene Miedo (Even The Wind Has Fear). El Libro de piedra is a much darker film than its predecessor, and it may well be his finest work. It is a brooding, atmospheric and superbly-paced ghost story. Carlos Enrique Taboada also brought us many more Mexican films like The Curse of Nostradamus, The Witch’s Mirror, Más Negro Que la Noche (Blacker than the Night) and The Hell of Frankenstein. With Joaquín Cordero, star of the Dr. Satan films and El Barón del Terror (aka The Brainiac) as well as 100 Cries of Terror and the Yeti-In-Mexico films The Terrible Giant of the Snow and The Monster of the Volcano.

“This might be the best of the few Mexican horror films. The story revolves about a statue of a boy which is found in the forest near the main character´s house. Legend says that the statue is not really what it seems to be. As with most horror films prior to the 70,s, this movie lacks gore or flashy fx but compensates it with solid acting from most part of the cast and a very creepy and uneasy atmosphere that leaves you looking twice over your shoulder or looking more carefully at the shadows in the corners even after repeated viewings.” [imdb]


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