The Curse of the Mayans aka Xibalba – Mexico, 2017 – reviews


‘Some places are not meant to be discovered’

The Curse of the Mayans – aka Xibalba – is a 2017 Mexican science fiction horror film directed by Joaquin Rodriguez from a screenplay co-written with Alberto Haggar. The Lanczyner Films/Three Great Lights Films production stars Olga Fonda, Carla Ortiz and Steve Wilcox.


Doctor Alan Green, an American archaeologist, leads Danielle Noble and her team of cave divers on an expedition searching the Mayan ancient records. Instead of finding glory they will find hell hidden in the underwater caves of Xibalba…

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“The enchanting but deadly filming location is a feast for the eyes that preys on your fears. The camera doesn’t always encompass the vast jungle surroundings but the cinematography is a success. A bilingual cast seamlessly transitions from English and Spanish fluently proving that the art of cinema transcends borders.” Without Your Head

Main cast:

  • Olga Fonda
  • Carla Ortiz
  • Steve Wilcox
  • Mark Tacher
  • Bernardo Peña
  • Luis Felipe Tovar
  • Juan Pablo Castañeda
  • Mauricio Martinez
  • Héctor Ortega
  • Ricardo Lima Martinez
  • Mauricio Martinez

Filming locations:

Mérida, Valladolid and Xcaret, Yucatán, Mexico

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