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The Curse of the Crying Woman (1963)

La maldición de la Llorona (original title)
A young woman inherits a mansion, only to discover that it is haunted by witches and evil spirits.

Director:

Rafael Baledón

Writers:

Fernando Galiana (story), Fernando Galiana (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Rosita Arenas ... Amelia
Abel Salazar ... Jaime
Rita Macedo ... Selma
Carlos López Moctezuma ... Juan
Enrique Lucero ... Dr. Daniel Jaramillo
Mario Sevilla Mario Sevilla ... Police Captain
Julissa ... Female Stagecoach Passenger (as Julissa del Llano)
Roy Fletcher Roy Fletcher
Arturo Corona Arturo Corona
Armando Acosta Armando Acosta ... Laughing Stagecoach Passenger
Victorio Blanco Victorio Blanco ... Bearded Peasant
Beatriz Bustamante Beatriz Bustamante ... The Witch
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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? Written by amscray

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

9 April 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Curse of the Crying Woman See more »

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Production Co:

Cinematográfica ABSA See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Featured in Mondo Macabro: Mexican Horror Movies (2002) See more »

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Haunted house flick from Mexico.
16 June 2001 | by youroldpaljimSee all my reviews

This Mexican made horror flick is said to be based on an old Mexican legend called "The Crying Woman." However, this film has little to do with the legend and is essentially an original story about a women who comes to a haunted mansion to claim an inheritance and is plagued by the ghost of a dead woman and a rotting corpse that comes to life. Some descriptions claim the woman is a descendant of the original crying woman, but I saw no mention of this in video copy I saw. Perhaps this was removed when the film was prepared for English language release by K. Gorden Murray. I understand that there is a more faithful version of the original legend filmed in Mexico in 1930's.


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