BELZEBUTH Is Coming
While there's always been a certain darkness to the films of Mexico's Emilio Portes - winner of a fistful of Mexican academy awards for his Alex de la Iglesia styled action horror comedy Pastorela - that darkness has always been balanced out against a certain playfulness. But not this time. Not when you're dealing with the story of renegade priests and the slaughter of innocent children to clear a path for the arrival of the antichrist.
Portes' next will be the very serious minded horror effort Belzebuth, a film that clearly has plans to expand Portes' international audience playing out in a blend of English and Spanish as the fight against the devil spans both sides of the border while pulling in a bearded - and bloody - Tobin Bell alongside iconic Mexican actor Joaquin Cosio.
The first teaser for this one slipped out quietly late in June with nobody seeming to particularly notice but we've noticed now and this is very compelling stuff. Check it out below.