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  Michelle Garza Cervera

  Mexico, Peru     93 minutes


After years of trying to conceive, Valeria and her husband Raúl are overjoyed to learn that they are finally about to become parents. But Valeria’s elation soon turns to dread, as terrifying visions lead her to believe she has been cursed by a sinister entity, “La Huesera.” As her picture-perfect life begins to splinter around her, her desperate search for answers takes her back to her rebellious past and her dabblings with the occult—embracing the dark magic that threatens to consume her might be the only way to rid herself of this spirit and safeguard her family’s future. With her profoundly chilling yet intimate supernatural tale, director Michelle Garza Cevera provocatively deploys folklore and witchcraft to explore the anxieties of early motherhood.

Co-presented by Music Box of Horrors

 Spanish with subtitles 

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Film Credits

  •   Paulina Villavicencio, Edher Campos
  •   Michelle Garza Cervera, Abia Castillo
  •   Adriana Martínez
  •   Nur Rubio Sherwell
  •   Natalia Solián, Alfonso Dosal, Mayra Batalla, Mercedes Hernández, Aída López, Martha Claudia Moreno
  •   Christian Giraud
  •   Gibrán Androide, Cabeza de Vaca
  •   Machete, Disruptiva Films


Co-presented by

Logo: Music Box Theatre
(part of Music Box of Horrors)