Time to wrap up our little horror vacation to Mexico, but we've saved two of the best for last! Both featuring children as the primary characters. Along with a Mexican movie set in France and filmed in English. Madness, you say? You would not be wrong.
And with madness we begin! We visit a sanatorium, curious about the methods the doctor uses to treat his patients. However, it does not take longer than a few short minutes to realize that the patients may actually be running the asylum. You too may require treatment for your own mental illness, that develops from having viewed The Mansion of Madness (1973)!
We spend a little more time with Carlos Enrique Taboada, as he delivers an absolute treasure of a film. Two girls in need of friendship, find each other and seem to make a connection. Though they may not be the best fit, as manipulation and blackmail do not seem to make for lasting relationships. A character piece, with a phenomenal pair of young actors, Poison for the Fairies (1986) is essential slow-burn horror, paying off with a disturbing finale.
And then from there, orphaned children from the violent streets of Mexico, are aided by vengeful supernatural forces, in their quest for revenge against the gang leaders who took their families from them. Again, incredible child actors make this movie a very special experience, as writer/director Issa Lopez delivers a tale of modern urban horror in Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017).