Más negro que la noche (1975)

Mexico,
102m
35mm film, colour, 1.85:1
mono, Spanish
Reviewed at The EOFFTV Review

A Mexican horror film directed by Carlos Enrique Taboada.

Plot Summary

Four young women – librarian Aurora, aspiring actress Ofelia, Pilar, who lives off alimony cheques from ex-husband Roberto, and model Marta – move into a creepy old house that one of them has inherited from a recently deceased aunt, Susana. There's only one condition – they must look after the old woman's beloved cat, Beker. But Beker turns up dead, followed swiftly by Aurora who is found hanging in the library and Pilar seems to die of shock after seeing Susana's ghost. Marta confesses that she, Pilar and Aurora killed the cat and is terrified that she's next in line for Susana's . Will anyone survive the night?

Credits

Crew
Director: Carlos Enrique Taboada
Conacine and El Sindicato de Trabajadores de la Producción Cinematográfica de la Republica Mexicana present
Written by: Carlos Enrique Taboada
Director of Photography: Daniel López
Editor: Carlos Savage
Music by: Raúl Lavista
Sound: Manuel Topete
Art Director: Salvador Lozano

Cast
Claudia Islas [Ofelia Escudero]
Susana Dosamantes [Aurora]
Lucia Méndez [Marta]
Helena Rojo (Pilar)
Pedro Armendáriz [real name: Pedro Armendáriz Jr] [Roberto]
Julián Pastor [Pedro]
Alicia Palacios [Sofia]
Tamara Garina [Aunt Susana]
Enrique Ponton [Abogado]

Alternative Titles

Blacker Than the Night – Canada, English language title
Darker Than Night – Germany, USA
Mais Negro que a Noite – Brazil
Темнее ночи – Russia
Чернее ночи – Russia

Links

Remake
Más negro que la noche (2014)

See also
Mirada de cristal (2017)

References

Books

  • Books Horror and Science Fiction Films III by Donald C. Willis p.176