Horror Brought to Life: Para Elisa (2013) at the CUT!

The Horror Hothouse

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Yes it’s that time of the month again, when I settle into the dark basement of London’s Horse Hospital for the latest screening at the CUT! May’s offering waPara Elisa, a Spanish spine chiller with a role that could have been written for the divine Bette Davis. 

Graduation Day is approaching and Ana (Ona Casamiquela) needs €1000 for that last celebratory trip with her pals. Mum ain’t paying and boyfriend and petty drug dealer Alex (Jesus Caba) isn’t either, so what’s a girl to do? Well, she might just have to get a job and, as luck would have it, there’s an ad for a nanny taped to a lamppost and Ana reckons that’s just the ticket.

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So, Ana climbs the stairs up to Diamantina’s (Luisa Gavasa in the mode of Bette Davis) apartment. Over tea, Diamantina reveals that she wants a nanny…

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