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The Book of Stone (1969)

El libro de piedra (original title)
A governess Julia comes to work in a bourgeois family that live in an afforested property that they have recently bought. Julia is to take care of little girl named Silvia, whose unusual ... See full summary »

Writers:

Carlos Enrique Taboada (story), Carlos Enrique Taboada (adaptation)
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Cast overview:
Marga López ... Julia Septién
Joaquín Cordero ... Eugenio Ruvalcaba
Norma Lazareno ... Mariana
Aldo Monti ... Carlos
Lucy Buj Lucy Buj ... Silvia
Rafael Llamas Rafael Llamas ... Profesor Esquivias
Ada Carrasco ... Paulina
Lilia Castillo ... Herminia (as Lilia Richars)
Manuel Dondé ... Bruno
Jorge Mateos Jorge Mateos ... Dr. Molina
Miguel Gómez Checa Miguel Gómez Checa ... Teniente de policía
Eduardo MacGregor Eduardo MacGregor ... Fabián (as Eduardo Mc.Gregor)
Jorge Pablo Carrillo Jorge Pablo Carrillo ... Hugo
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A governess Julia comes to work in a bourgeois family that live in an afforested property that they have recently bought. Julia is to take care of little girl named Silvia, whose unusual demeanor may find its roots in the family garden. Written by Mario

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Atmospheric Horror that revolves around a Creepy statue,Great Film!
29 January 2003 | by rogelioduronSee all my reviews

After years of looking for this film that is recognized as a forgotten gem of mexican oldstyle horror cinema i found it in a place where i least expected it, now it´s part of my vast collection of hard to find horror and cult films.

This classic film tells the story about a little girl Silvya (Lucy Buj) that because of her behaviour is required to be nursed by a special teacher Julia (Marga López) at home,This teacher is experienced in the field and starts looking after the child´s behavior and her friendship with Hugo,a statue of a little boy with a book that dates 10,000 years old and supposedly talks to her and make her do things, Her wealthy father Eugenio Rubalcaba (Joaquin Cordero) is very disturbed about his daughters way´s and his new wife Mariana (Norma Lazareno) is trying to cope with her step daugters ideas but fears of the statue.

All this characters play their parts well and the atmosphere in this movie is so thick that you can cut it with a knife, locations are well used and the fright factor is there all the time, This is a timeless piece of art that should be taken seriously now a days for next wave horror movie creators. It´s a must see.


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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

18 July 1969 (Mexico) See more »

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Producciones AGSA See more »
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Mono

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Color (Eastmancolor)
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