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Grotesco, A New Mexican Horror Exhibition
By Eric Ortiz Garcia
An independent effort headed by Mexican graphic illustrator Guro (who you might know as the poster designer for México Bárbaro), Grotesco (Grotesque) is bringing a taste of horror to the city of Cuernavaca, Morelos (located not far away from Mexico City).
Grotesco is not big as a festival, hence it is being labeled as a cultural conference. Its first edition is ready and starts this very week (Friday, October 17), offering several Mexican short and feature length films, art exhibitions, book presentations, live music, and a cool retro VHS screening.
I always dig this kind of bravado effort, done out of pure passion for the genre, and Grotesco definitely sounds like a nice way to spend a weekend with your friends.
Their programming includes a marathon of Mexican horror films, a double feature on VHS of The Toxic Avenger and Two Evil Eyes, and another double feature for the whole family with Ghostbusters and Gremlins. You can visit Grotesco’s Facebook page for more details.