The La Hora Fria: The Black Pit of Dr. M
Misterios de ultratumba / The Black Pit of Dr. M
Dir: Fernando Méndez
82 min, Mexico, 1958
Cast: Rafael Bertrand, Gastón Santos, Mapita Cortés, Carlos Ancira, Carolina Barret
Dr. Mazali runs the Las Mercedes insane asylum, and after his colleague Dr. Aldama is executed for a crime he didn't commit, Dr. Mazali remembers a promise they made to each other: the one who dies first would reveal all the mysteries of death to the other. But those mysteries come at a horrible price. Dr. Aldama's daughter Patricia, a cabaret dancer, and Eduardo, a doctor who is in love with her, are soon drawn into the madness, tragedy, and agonizing violence that are all a part of Dr. Aldama's plan.
The La Hora Fria: Classic Mexican Horror runs 10/21-11/6 at the Mexican American Culture Center (MACC) at 600 River Street. All shows are free and start at 8pm. For more information go to Cine Las Americas.