Three young people find themselves stranded in the Monastery of Silence, where one of the monks just won’t stay buried. Mexico’s second horror film, El Fantasma del convento (The Ghost of the Monastery, 1934) is a true rarity: not only because it’s so difficult to find & see, but also because it still packs a punch after three-quarters of a century. The Living Dead in this film are not the kind you’re used to… and what’s more, this is one of the few horror films of the era that tries to be realistic in depicting death and bodily decay.

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