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Old 09-24-17, 11:39 PM   #1
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"Alucarda" Reviews/Discussion - 2017 Horror Challenge





Alucarda (1977)



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Old 10-17-17, 01:44 PM   #2
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Re: "Alucarda" Reviews/Discussion - 2017 Horror Challenge

I'm sure this is intentional but I never could figure out why Alucarda is 'A Dracula' spelled backwards.

Alcudarda is such a bizzare combination of hammy overacting, religious satire, provocative imagery, sleaze, and low production values. I can't tell if the poor acting (especially the priest) is so awesomely satirical or just a happy accident. It is a little lurid that these girls are suppose to be 15 and the movie flaunts them sexually to such a degree. Exorcism with nudity and blood letting; definitely a far cry from William Peter Blatty. The world needs more 'pink with blood splatter' nuns (and what's with their strange in-fighting). The doctor who uses blood letting lectures the pink nuns of the importance of reason, nice. The casket of blood scene is top notch, when Alcudarda delivers it's imagery is some of the most surreal I've seen this month and the finale is nicely chaotic really delivering. Tina Romero has got one heck of a bug eyed gaze.

I think one of my favorite touches is the beginning that shows Alucarda's mother secreting her off after birth implying that her father is somehow evil, this suggests Alucarda is some sort of antichrist figure - here is one origin story that adds a lot more weight to the movie.

I remember being really impressed with a similar toned movie, Satantico Pandemico, I'll have to dig out my DVD for a rewatch soon.
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Re: "Alucarda" Reviews/Discussion - 2017 Horror Challenge

Haven't seen this one in a while but I remember liking it because of its Euro-Horror Franco/Rollin vibe. Still have the Mondo Macabro DVD will have to give it a spin soon.
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