México Bárbaro – Mexico, 2014 – overview

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México Bárbaro is a 2014 Mexican horror anthology film with tales by eight different directors:

Isaac Ezban – “La cosa mas preciada”
Laurette Flores Bornn – “Tzompantli”
Jorge Michel Grau – “Muñecas”
Ulises Guzman – “Siete veces siete”
Edgar Nito – “Jaral de Berrios”
Lex Ortega – “Lo que importa es lo de adentro”
Gigi Saul Guerrero – “Día de los Muertos”
Aaron Soto – “Drena”


The film was released on November 3, 2015 by Dark Sky Film on DVD and on Amazon Instant.


Mathias Retamal, Barbara Perrin Rivemar, Claudia Goytia, Sara Camacho, Ramón Medína, Rubén Zerecero, Dulce Alexa, Anuar Zuñiga Naime, Lorena Gonzalez, Gilean Alducin Luciano.


The title is derived from a 1908 essay by John Kenneth Turner that highlighted the political and social situation in Mexico during the twilight of the long dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz.

Official synopsis:

México Bárbaro shows the world stories that form a part of our culture, and even some that have haunted us and made us have nightmares since childhood, those ones which took away our innocence. The boogeyman, trolls, ghosts, creatures, Aztec sacrifices, and of course our most beloved tradition, Day of the Dead, immerse in urban and rural stories are some of the issues that make up this anthology.


Reviews [click links to read more]:

” … México Bárbaro at least doesn’t try to unite its eight segments in a way that hardly makes any sense as V/H/S: Viral did, but it definitely lacks the concrete ideas — as well as the brutality and energy — that the best shorts from ABCs of Death 2 have. It’s a welcomed effort that could have been much more powerful.” Twitch


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