Darker Than Night (1975)


The movie Darker Than Night (1975) is a Mexican horror film directed by Carlos Enrique Taboada. The plot revolves around four women who move into an old house left by one woman’s aunt. Strange things begin to happen, including bizarre voices, visions of ghosts, and mysterious noises. The women soon discover the darkest powers of evil and a horror and agony beyond terror.

 After a mysterious old lady has passed away, her niece inherits her eerie mansion and moves in with a bunch of other young women. They disregard the aunt’s will that the house belongs to her true heir, her black cat, and strange things begin to happen. When the cat gets killed, hell breaks loose.


  • Claudia Islas … Ofelia Escudero
  • Susana Dosamantes … Aurora
  • Lucía Méndez … Marta
  • Helena Rojo … Pilar
  • Pedro Armendáriz Jr. … Roberto
  • Julián Pastor … Pedro
  • Alicia Palacios … Sofia
  • Tamara Garina … Tia Susana
  • Enrique Pontón … Abogado


  • A remake, Darker Than Night (2014), was made in 2014.
  • The film is also known as Más negro que la noche.


  • According to Atomic Age Renegades, “Mas Negro Que La Noche captures thrill and suspense with the use of voices, music and multi-color filtered effects to create the horror and suspense we all seek in a good horror movie.   ”

  • According to Cinema Cats, “Ofelia (Claudia Islas) is a young woman who inherits the estate of her rich aunt with the strong suggestion that she also care for the woman’s pet cat, Bécquer. Ofelia’s girlfriends move into the home with her and strange things begin to happen to all of them, leading to horror and death.”

  • According to Eofftv Review, “Darker Than Night is a classic haunted house flick in which many of the horror remains unseen. The events in the film are not surprising but somewhat predictable (in a positive sense), the tension being built up through their anticipation. The film’s strongest point is the thick, truly creepy atmosphere, a lot of which is built up by the super-eerie mansion setting and creepy set-pieces, great camera work, and fantastic usage of different colors of darkness.”


Last updated byCody Meirick on November 5, 2023