Cineteca Nacional's Masacre En Xoco Reveals 2014 Lineup

Contributor; Mexico City, Mexico (@EricOrtizG)


The massacre of Xoco is about to begin again at Cineteca Nacional! 

As usual, curators José Luis Ortega and Mauricio Matamoros Durán have put together a fine selection of horror films for Masacre en Xoco, Mexico City's annual celebration of genre cinema and - the now extinct from cinemas - 35mm format. The fifth edition of Masacre en Xoco is, in words of the curators, "probably the last chance to watch in 35mm important films for the genre, such as Dario Argento's The Cat o' Nine Tails and Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead."

Aside of said films, Masacre en Xoco 2014 offers the chance to watch on the big screen Brian de Palma's Phantom of the Paradise and Ridley Scott's Alien, celebrating 40 and 35 years respectively. There's also the 40th anniversary remastered version of another classic: Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. This new version is clearly a digital one, as Masacre en Xoco is not a 35mm showing in its entirety (though that's their heart) at least since last year. 

This decision allows them to present contemporary horror cinema as well, including the newest from Mexico. Isaac Ezban's acclaimed The Incident will finally have a screening at Cineteca Nacional, while the anthology México Bárbaro is having a very special presentation. New international titles are also included in this year's lineup, with documentary Why Horror? leading the selection. 

But there's much more material to get excited for: 18 feature length films in total, plus several shorts conform Masacre en Xoco 2014, to be celebrated at Cineteca Nacional from December 26 to 30. You can check the complete schedule in the gallery below.

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