Alucarda (New Restoration!)

Mexico | 1977 | 78 minutes

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Alucarda is a 1977 English-language Mexican supernatural horror film directed by Juan López Moctezuma, and starring Tina Romero, Claudio Brook, Susana Kamini, and David Silva.

Director: Juan Lopez Moctezuma
Cast: Tina Romero, Susana Kamini, Claudio Brook and David Silva


Dumpster Raccoon screens trashy cult classics accompanied by live performances. In a recent interview with NOW Magazine, curator Anthony Oliveira summed up the series: “Dumpster Raccoon (more…)



In a derelict mansion, a dying and regretful Lucy Westenra gives birth to the demonic CHILD OF DRACULA! Spirited away to a monastery, the infant girl is raised in secret and strictness, unaware of her unholy origin…. until the arrival of the beautiful Justine, when the now-teen ALUCARDA (it’s “a Dracula” backwards; not sure if you caught that) becomes haunted by demonic visions and discovers her awakening illicit lesbian desires…and also the POWER TO MAKE NUNS EXPLODE WITH HER MIND!!!

Join Dumpster Raccoon Cinema for one of its greatest and most sought-after films – Mexican horror auteur Juan López Moctezuma’s ALUCARDA (1977), the queer nunsploitation classic that inspired a generation, presented in the Canadian premiere of its glorious new RESTORATION!

Dripping with baroque satanic panic imagery and busty horny queer titillation, ALUCARDA is a free-wheeling camp adaptation of Sheridan Le Fanu’s Carmilla, injected with all the catholic trauma and repression you could hope for – listed by Guillermo del Toro as one of the most influential films of his career and frequently mentioned in the same breath as Ken Russell’s The Devils.

This film is almost IMPOSSIBLE to come by, wildly influential, and a ton of fun – do NOT miss this screening and do NOT wait to get your tickets, as it WILL sell out!! (ANTHONY OLIVEIRA)

With video preshow and live drag performance, host Anthony Oliveira, and signature cocktail by the Shameful Tiki Room!!

Doors Open 30 Minutes Before Showtime.


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Individual/Family Members: FREE

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