Today’s featured creature is the ahuízotl. In the Florentine Codex, written years after the Conquista, it is described as an amphibious, medium-sized dog with a dark pelt, hands like a monkey, and a long tail with a human-like hand at the end.
Thrills, chills, tetas, monsters, suspense, and more tetas are back from the dead and live on screen in Mexican Kitsch, a mashup by 3 centavos & 2 botones. How many of these cinematic classics do you recognize? [NSFW brief nip slips.]
In retrospect, she should never have opened that buried box of Loteria cards she found at the beach. But it’s too late now!
PREVIOUSLY ON LOTERIA:
It’s zombie time in downtown Santiago, Chile.
PREVIOUSLY ON ZOMBIES:
Going down! Brazil TV’s Programa Silvio Santos takes the old hidden-camera-in-the-elevator trick to the next level…THE NEXT LEVEL OF HELL!
The Mars Volta band of El Paso pocho prog rockers live to die in this video of The Widow. K espooky!
Day-to-day life in Canadia, our northern neighbor, looks perfectly normal (i.e., like Los United Estates) until something distinctly Canadian happens. ¿And Quebec? Vive la difference! Students in the Creative Arts program at Champlain College Saint-Lambert find inspiration in cheesy Mexican horror flicks as they re-imagine El Santo Contra El Chupacabra.
They do public access TV differently in Baltimore:
Hosted by Nashville’s rockin’ combo Los Straitjackets… Masked Mexican Wrestlers!… The real international man of mystery, El Santo!… Mexican monster movies… Mondo films… People eating Parasites – and The Dead!… Spanish Superhero El Barrio vs. Tony the Landlord in the squared circle… Meet a Roman Catholic Masked Wrestler Priest!… plus an assortment of vintage Atomic Scare Films and Civil Defense Messages and old Natty Boh commercials.
In Tijuana, a washed-up late night radio talk show host mocks his callers’ tales of the supernatural until one man phones in his story…from the other side. La Hora de la Muerte (24 mins.) Spanish with English subtitles.
The Robot vs. The Aztec Mummy (La Momia Azteca Contro El Robot Humano): The walking Aztec mummy Popoca has returned, and this time he is pitted against a mad scientist and his creation, the Human Robot, a cyborg with a mechanical body, steel claws and a human head! Enjoy one hour of cheesy Mexican horror cinema from 1958 – poorly dubbed in unlikely English!
We never were able to catch Juan of the Dead but we sure wish we had. The movie just played Havana and it was a big hit.