The story begins when a pretty orphan named Justine (Susana Kamini) is sent to live in an eerie convent where sin obsessed ‘sisters’ dress in bloody shrouds that make them look like strange mummies. When a mysterious girl calling herself Alucarda (Tina Romero) suddenly appears in her room, Justine is immediately drawn to her. As the girls begin to bond, they find themselves lured deep into the woods by a strange hunchbacked gypsy with a dark secret. Soon after their romantic convent existence is turned upside down. Possession, vampirism and devil worship (plus LOTS of screaming!) follow and when the girls begin to challenge the authority of the nuns and reigning priests at the convent, they’re forced to take part in a deadly exorcism to “cleanse their possessed souls.” Afterward, the convent has Hell to pay! —Cinebeats
López Moctezuma, born in Mexico City in 1932, was the son of a judge, and his family originally wanted him to study law as well. However, the young man rebelled and eventually became involved in painting, the theatre, and radio/tv work. In 1959, he created “Panorama de Jazz,” a program on Radio UNAM that—although López Moctezuma left it after a few years—became an institution in Mexico and ran for more than 35 years. His last radio show ended in April 1995. López Moctezuma also worked in television for many years, mostly on “cultural” programs, and continued his stage career.
While López Moctezuma—in an interview with Beatriz Reyes Nevares for the book The Mexican Cinema: Interviews with 13 Directors… read more
From Wikipedia 'Alucarda is notorious for its extreme subject matter and themes, which includes that of Satanism, murder, demonic possession, exorcism, orgies, and lesbianism, among other things' I 'become a fan' of this film whenever I'm drunk and then usually remove it when I'm sober. Its moved on and off my favorites list more than any other film. Its awesome.