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"Barbarous Mexico"
"Barbarous Mexico"

Barbarous Mexico a.k.a. México Bárbaro

Release Date: 23 August 2015

Genre: Horror, Exploitation, Sexploitation

Contents: Excessive violence, nudity, and perversions, including violence and perversions against children.

Directors: Isaac Ezban, Laurette Flores Bornn, Jorge Michel Grau, Ulises Guzman, Edgar Nito, Lex Ortega, Gigi Saul Guerrero, Aaron Soto

Writers: Issac Ezban, Laurette Flores Bornn, Jorge Michel Grau, Alfredo Mendoza, Edgar Nito, Lex Ortega, Paulo Riqué, Gigi Saul Guerrero, Aaron Soto

IMDb Rating: 5.1/10

My Rating: 6/10


Eight Mexican directors unite to bring tales of the most brutally terrifying Mexican traditions and legends to vividly shocking life. MEXICO BARBARO presents haunting stories that have been woven into the fabric of a nation's culture, some passed down through the centuries and some new, but all equally frightening. Stories of boogeymen, trolls, ghosts, monsters, Aztec sacrifices, and of course The Day of the Dead all come together in urban and rural settings to create an anthology that it is as original as it is familiar and as important as it is terrifying.

The Stories

"Tzompantli" by Laurette Flores Bornn

"Jaral de Barrios" by Edgar Nito

"Drena" ("Drain") by Aaron Soto

"La Cosa mad Preciada" ("That Most Precious Thing") by Isaac Ezban

"Lo Que Importa es lo de Adentro" ("What's Important is What's Inside") by Lex Ortego

"Munecas" ("Dolls") by Jorge Michel Grau

"Siete Veces Siete" ("Seven Times Seven") by Paulo Rique

"Dia de los Muertos" ("Day of the Dead") by Gigi Saul Guerrero

A team of Mexican directors gets inspiration from "The ABCs of Death". At least...that's what this looks like, in my opinion. It looks like the Mexican version of "The ABCs of Death". Only, instead of an alphabetical anthology, this takes form of a more ritualistic and cultural anthology.

In comparison to "The ABCs of Death", "Barbarous Mexico" is better, in my opinion. There are some episodes in "The ABCs of Death" that can be pretty ridiculous. Especially in the second installment.

In "Barabous Mexico", a lot of it is very brutal, pervertic and unapologetic, but it does not stray away from the initial effect. It keeps your attention drawn and your mind engaged.

Grave stories reportedly originating from Mexican culture comes to life in this brutal anthology that features terrifying rituals, brutal climaxes, and obscene perversions. If violence, sexual violence and perversions against children is a sore subject for you, I don't suggest this film.

I'd definitely say this is one film that is not for the faint of heart and for the weak stomachs. On the other hand, if you are among us hardcore horror fans that can deal with an extreme amount of blood, guts and gore, accompanied by inhumane perversions, then this is the film for you.


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