Veneno Para Las Hadas (Poison for the Fairies)
- 1984 Horror/Fantasy
- 1hr 30 min
It’s weird to try to say anything impartial about this movie, because I grew up with it in more ways than one (Ana Patricia Rojo and I are the same age and a lot of my generation grew up watching this chick chew up the scenery deliciously in every telenovela in the ’90’s). Luckily, I don’t have to. This movie is a true horror classic. The super slow pace and old cartoon type classical music soundtrack put you in this weird Sunday afternoon matinee type vibe. Ah look, it’s a sweet little girl Heidi type film!
Oooh but it’s SO not. If you’re patient, this movie will blow you away. Taboada was a true genius, and the theme, the way it was shot, THAT ENDING… Needless to say, this is one of my all time favorite horror movies. I love the definite little girl perspective it gives. I almost wonder if it was an inspiration for Heavenly Creatures. It would make a great double feature with it. They are both perfect odes to a certain kind of dark little girl we have all either been or admired at some point 🖤