Macabro 2014: Full Lineup Announced
On Thursday, August 14, Macabro (Mexico City International Horror Film Festival) revealed all the details for its upcoming 13th edition.
Macabro 2014 will be celebrated from August 21 to 31, at the following venues: Teatro de la Ciudad "Esperanza Iris", Cineteca Nacional, Cinematógrafo del Chopo, Centro Cultural Carranza, Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Museo Panteón de San Fernando, and Circuito de FARO's. It kicks off at the Teatro de la Ciudad, with a free screening of The Curse of Styria.
Check out the full lineup, along with special events, in the gallery below.
The festival is going to present a retrospective of classic luchador movies and homage Mexican luchador Tinieblas. Curated by masked critic Killer Film, the retrospective offers the following titles:
Macabre Legends of the Colony (Leyendas Macabras de la Colonia, dir. Arturo Martínez, 1974)
Los Vampiros de Coyoacán (dir. Arturo Martínez, 1974)
Santo vs. las Mujeres Vampiro (dir. Alfonso Corona Blake, 1962)
The Mummies of Guanajuato (Las Momias de Guanajuato, dir. Federico Curiel, 1972)
Night of the Bloody Apes (La Horripilante Bestia Humana (dir. René Cardona, 1969)
Santo contra el Doctor Muerte (dir. Rafael Romero Marchent, 1973)
El Fantasma vs. la Aldea de los Zombies (dir. Julio Aldama Jr., 2007)
El Fantasma vs. la Maldición de la Pirámide (dir. Julio Aldama Jr., 2007)
Las Mujeres Pantera (dir. René Cardona, 1967)
Blue Demon contra los Cerebros Infernales (dir. Chano Urueta, 1968)
As usual, there are several special screenings and events. The highlight this year is Marc Carreté’s Asmodexia, which won Best Ibero-America Film at Fantaspoa. Asmodexia is Macabro’s closing film, hence it will be shown only once on Saturday, August 30 at Cineteca Nacional (after the awards ceremony).
Another interesting out of competition section is “Propuesta Macabro”, as this year brings such documentaries as The Stunt (about stuntmen from Thailand), From Romero to Rome: The Rise and Fall of the Italian Zombie Movie, and Frankenstein No Asusta en Colombia (on Colombian horror). This section also includes Trailer War, Drafthouse Films’ “meticulous selection of the best, strangest and most amazing coming attraction trailers in the world.”
Mexican cinema is represented this year in part by Leopoldo Laborde and his Piel Rota, and by the eight directors behind the horror anthology Mexico Bárbaro (including Lex Ortega, Isaac Ezban and Gigi Saul Guerrero). Mexico Bárbaro won’t be screened during the festival, but all of its directors are going to be in the city presenting the project.
As for its main official selection, Macabro 2014 has a total of 15 films. Click through the gallery to check them all (there’s a ScreenAnarchy review whenever possible).