Satánico pandemonium

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Satánico pandemonium
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Directed by Gilberto Martínez Solares
Produced by Jorge Barragán
Starring Delia Magaña
Enrique Rocha
Cecilia Pezet
Music by Gustavo César Carrión
Cinematography Jorge Stahl Jr.
Edited by José W. Bustos
Production
  company
Compañía Cinematográfica de Baja California
Hollywood Films
Promoción Turística Mexicana
Distributed by Wea-des Moines Video
Release date(s) 26 June 1975
Running time 87 minutes
Country Mexico
Language Spanish

Satánico pandemonium ("Satanic Pandemonium") is a Mexican cult nunsploitation horror film directed by Gilberto Martínez Solares and written from Jorge Barragán, Adolfo Martínez Solares and Gilberto Martínez Solares.[1] It stars Cecilia Pezet, Enrique Rocha and Delia Magaña.[2]

Plot[edit]

Sister Maria lives with the convent for her charity works, but in the secret downs of her fantasies, she becomes agonized by visions from another world, a world in which she is permitted to run free. In this world Satan is her lord, and her acts of violence and blasphemy mount. Sister Maria realizes that she is elected by the Devil himself to destroy the convent and lead her sister nuns into hell. Only the Devil can intuit the dark secrets of her tortured mind.

Cast[edit]

  • Enrique Rocha as Luzbel / Lucifer
  • Cecilia Pezet as Sister Maria
  • Delia Magaña
  • Clemencia Colin
  • Sandra Torres
  • Adarene San Martin
  • Patricia Alban
  • Yayoi Tokawa
  • Amparo Fustenberg
  • Paula Aack
  • Laura Montalvo
  • Verónica Ávila
  • Leo Villanueva
  • Daniel Albertos
  • Verónica Rivas
  • Valeria Lupercio

Production[edit]

The film was shot in the spring of 1973 in the convents at Tepoztlán, Morelos and Morelia, Michoacán in Mexico.[3] It was inspired by Ken Russell’s The Devils.[4] With a stunning performance from Cecilia Pezet, the film inspired Salma Hayek's character Santanico Pandemonium in From Dusk Till Dawn.[5]

Release[edit]

It premiered on 26 June 1975 as La sexorcista in the cinemas in Mexico and was released on 24 October 1987 as Satanic Pandemonium: The Sexorcist by Eagle Video on VHS.[6] The DVD was released on 31 May 2005 by Mondo Macabro in the United States.[7]

Soundtrack[edit]

The score was composed by Gustavo César Carrión.[8]

Genre[edit]

The film apparently is a delirious amalgam of the then popular materials from Satan, witch hunter horror and Nunsploitation.[9]

See also[edit]

  • Alucarda: a Mexican horror movie also dealing with similar themes from the 1970s

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