Artsploitation Picks up LatAm Horrors TRAUMA And LUCIFERINA
Though the acquisition of Lucio Rojas' savage horror film Trauma was a done deal in the middle of February, the addition of Gonzalo Calzada's Luciferina to Artsploitation's roster warrants a mention. The genre label plans to release these two LatAm horror films, Trauma from Chile and Luciferina from Argentina, into the festival circuits, whoever dares program them. Then Artsploitation will unleash them on Blu-ray and VOD.
Two wildly innovative horror films, first screened at Ventana Sur in Buenos Aires, have been acquired for distribution by Artsploitation Films who plan to release them in 2018, first in select film festivals followed by Blu-ray and VOD.Trauma, directed by Lucio A. Rojas (The Wicked Woods) is a vicious and shocking tale which blends the dark history of 1970s Chile with a modern tale of horror. A boy is traumatized when he and his mother are tortured by the Nazi-like military dictatorship of Pinochet. Decades later a group of women venture to the idyllic countryside for a weekend of fun. But their outing soon turns nightmarish when a man and his son unleash their pent-up rage on them. A film which exposes the horrors of politics with the evil that can lie within the souls of ordinary men.In Luciferina. Argentinean Gonzalo Calzada directs a visually explosive film where religion, innocence, repressed sexuality and evil spectacularly collide. Natalia is a 19-year-old novice who reluctantly returns home to say goodbye to her dying father. But when she meets up with her sister and her friends, she decides instead to travel the jungle in search of mystical plant. There, instead of pleasure, they find a world of Black Masses, strange pregnancies, bloody deaths and for the nun herself, a sexually violent clash with the Devil himself."Sex, religion, politics and family are the core themes to these two violent, controversial, visually stunning films. With Luciferina and Trauma the world may not be ready for what South American horror has to offer!" said, Ray Murray of Artsploitation Films.
You will find trailers for both films below. Neither trailers are particularly safe for the work environment or sharing with a more fragile family member. They are horror films from a region where they take the label 'extreme horror' as a personal challenge.