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Silver Nitrate Book Club Episode

Silver Nitrate Book Club Episode

Update: 2024-05-01


Silver Nitrate by Silvia Moreno-Garcia blends together Mexican horror movies and dark occultism. We follow Montserrat, who has always been overlooked. She's a talented sound editor, but she's left out of the boys' club running the film industry in '90s Mexico City. And she's all but invisible to her best friend Tristán, a charming if faded soap opera star, even though she's been in love with him since childhood.

Then Tristán discovers his new neighbor is the cult horror director Abel Urueta, and he has a way to change their lives - even if his tales of a Nazi occultist imbuing magic into highly volatile silver nitrate stock sounds like sheer fantasy. The magic film was never finished, which is why, Urueta swears, his career vanished overnight. He is cursed.

Now the director wants Montserrat and Tristán to help him shoot the missing scene and lift the curse . . . but Montserrat soon notices a dark presence following her.

MJ talks about the occult history that is mentioned in the book, Carmen recaps the book and then they all go through diiscussion questions.

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