Las pesadillas de shango: los "Asesinatos constanzo" de Matamoros en el cine.

The article examines two films inspired by the Adolfo de Jesús Constanzo murders, which took place in Matamoros and in Mexico city in the 1980s, most notably in 1989 when he sacrificed the American student Mark Kilroy. Constanzo employed an odd and repellant mix of the Afro-Hispanic religions, sante...

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Main Author: Harland, Robert
Format: Artículo
Language: Español
Published: 2015
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Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/filyling/article/view/1142
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/14425
Summary: The article examines two films inspired by the Adolfo de Jesús Constanzo murders, which took place in Matamoros and in Mexico city in the 1980s, most notably in 1989 when he sacrificed the American student Mark Kilroy. Constanzo employed an odd and repellant mix of the Afro-Hispanic religions, santería and palo mayombe to carry out his ritual murders and control his followers. The two films are Perdita Durango (1997) by Alex de la Iglesia, and Borderland (2007) by Zev Berman.