Veneno para las hadas

Veneno para las hadas (Poison for the Fairies) is a 1984 Mexican supernatural horror film that was written and directed by Carlos Enrique Taboada.

Veneno para las hadas
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Directed byCarlos Enrique Taboada
Produced byHéctor López
Screenplay byCarlos Enrique Taboada
Story byCarlos Enrique Taboada
StarringAna Patricia Rojo
Elsa María Gutiérrez
Leonor Llausás
Carmen Stein
Anna Silvetti
Music byCarlos Jiménez Mabarak
CinematographyLupe García
Edited byCarlos Savage
Production
companies
Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía (IMCINE)
Sindicato de Trabajadores de la Producción Cinematográfica (STPC)
Release date
  • 1984 (1984)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryMexico
LanguageSpanish

PlotEdit

Veronica is a young orphan living alone in a dilapidated villa with her invalid grandmother and her superstitious nanny. The nanny fills Veronica's mind with sinister tales of witches, which she insists are real. Rather than being frightened, Veronica often comforts herself with these stories to feel more powerful than the girls at her parochial school, who mock and ostracize her for her strangeness.

Shy, lonely Flavia, who comes from a very wealthy family, arrives as a new student. Veronica envies Flavia's material wealth, as well as her doting parents. Hoping to impress Flavia, Veronica boasts she is a real witch who can make anything she wants happen. Flavia, who was raised an atheist, is skeptical of Veronica's claims, but also fearful. To convince her, Veronica takes credit for a series of strange coincidences by telling Flavia that she caused them with black magic. Flavia finds herself more and more terrified of Veronica, to the point of giving Veronica her most cherished possessions and obeying her whenever she asks. Delighting in her new power, Veronica continues to arrange frightening events in order to keep her new friend in her thrall.

Veronica's demands culminate in a request to be taken along on Flavia's family vacation to a remote ranch in the country. There Veronica announces her plan to make a poison for the fairies, which are said to be the natural enemies of witches. Flavia becomes even more terrified at the thought of Veronica's power once the fairies are destroyed, but continues to help Veronica gather materials for the "poison," requiring them to sneak out late at night and trespass into areas they are forbidden to go. When they are finally caught, Flavia blurts out their plans to her parents, who sternly chastise both girls and tell them that witches aren't real.

As punishment--and to reassert her hold over Flavia--Veronica demands Flavia give her her beloved pet dog and tells her that their plan will continue. This is the final straw for Flavia, and she is finally compelled to stop Veronica by locking her into a barn and setting it on fire, where Veronica dies in the blaze. [1] [2]

ReleaseEdit

Home mediaEdit

The film was released on DVD by Desert Mountain Media on January 25, 2005. The company would later re-release the film on June 5, 2007.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Veneno para las hadas. Imaginar mata". Cine Fagia. Retrieved 2018-10-10.
  2. ^ "Veneno para las hadas. Imaginar mata". La Vanguardia. Retrieved 2018-10-10.
  3. ^ "Veneno Para Las Hadas (1986) - Carlos Enrique Taboada". Allmovie.com. AllMovie. Retrieved 18 June 2018.

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