Festivals: Fantaspoa

THE SMOKE MASTER: Check Out This New Trailer and Poster For The Brazilian Stoner Action Comedy

Check out the brand new poster and trailer for the stoner comedy martial arts spectacular that is The Smoke Master.    Two brothers and a fistful of friends have to face the Chinese mafia three generations revenge. Counting on The...

Fantaspoa 2022 Review: LEGIONS

The red moon, la luna roja, is coming, and with it the return of the demon Kuaraya and their quest to raise the Evil One. Antonio is all too familiar with Kuaraya. He is a legendary shaman, from a long...

HOLY SHIT! Trailer: German Black Comedy/Action Horror Heads to Sales at Cannes

Heads up. There is a lot of information in this article and in the first trailer for the black comedy Holy Shit! from scriptwriter and director Lukas Rinker. It may give away a few of the surprises. Proceed at your...

Fantaspoa 2022 Review: PUSSYCAKE

You know what? Sometimes movies don't have to make sense to be hella entertaining.

Fantaspoa 2022 Review: HOLY SHIT!

Has a worthy successor to Ping Lumpraploeng's The Pool arrived? It doesn't have a dog. But it's got an owl! That's something, right?

Fantaspoa 2022 Review: FOLLOW HER

Jess aspires to be a social media star. Her specialty is roleplaying and kink videos. She is at odds with her father about how she’s trying to make a living as an influencer. See, her dad and her brother are...

Fantaspoa 2022 Announces Full Lineup, Nishimura's HOLY MOTHER Will Premiere There!

In two weeks the 18th edition of the Fantaspoa Fantastic Film Festival begins! And for the first time in two years the festival is returning to in person screening across five screens in Port Alegre, Brazil. For those in the...

NOCTURNA Series Coming to DVD and Digital This January

One of my favorite films of the year, Gonzalo Calzada's Nocturna: Side A - The Great Old Man's Night, and it's accompanying film, Nocturna: Side B - Where the Elephants Go to Die, are coming to DVD and Digital on...

ROCK, PAPER AND SCISSORS Trailer: Argentine Horror Thriller, Black Comedy Coming July 6th

Martín Blousson and Macarena García Lenzi's horror thriller slash dark comedy, Rock, Paper and Scissors is coming to digital in the U.S. on July 6th. Dark Star Pictures is handling the release and a new trailer has been made for...

Review: SCAVENGER (CARRONA), An Imbalance of Post Apocalyptic Thrills And Relief From Savage Violence

Tisha is an assassin and organ dealer in a post-apocalyptic world. After doing a job Tisha is asked by her handler to visit an old woman outside of town. The old woman wants to hire her to kill someone at...

Review: MISTER LIMBO, A Charming, Long Walk Towards Redemption

Mister Limbo wakes up in the middle of the desert with no memory of how he got there, not even his name. There is a parachute strapped to his back, torn in places, which suggests he has had an accident....

Fantaspoa 2021: Festival Announces Awards And Record Audience Numbers

The Fantaspoa Film Festival in Brazil concluded its seventeenth edition near the end of April. Hosting its second digital edition due to the global health crisis the festival was able to reach more viewers than ever, topping last year's numbers...

Fantaspoa 2021 Review: PLAYDURIZM, Escaping Darkness Into The Neon

Demir wakes up and finds himself in a new reality with no memories of how he got there or anything before that. He discovers he is sharing a flat with his onscreen male idol, Andrew, star of the erotic melodramas...

Fantaspoa 2021 Review: NOCTURNA: SIDE A - THE GREAT OLD MAN'S NIGHT

Ulysses is a hundred-year-old man living with his wife, Dalia, in their Argentine colonial apartment. This is the last night of his life and Ulysses will start to experience frightening events in his apartment and throughout the building. They are...

Fantaspoa 2021: Exclusive Clip And Poster Premiere From American Indie MISTER LIMBO

Robert G. Putka's latest indie film, Mister Limbo, will premiere during this year's  Fantaspoa International Fantastic Film Festival. The Brazilian genre festival has gone virtual again this year, under the shadow of the global health crisis but that just means...

Fantaspoa 2021: SOUND OF VIOLENCE And THE STYLIST Lead First Wave For Digital Edition

Another year, another opportunity to drown in Cachaca and burst from too much Feijoada is lost to the fricking global health crisis. We knew from our series about film festivals in 2020 that our friends at Fantaspoa in Brazil were...

The Great Festival Rebound of 2020: Let The Anarchists Speak

We are not at Sundance right now. However, we do have Anarchists who are covering the festival lineup. IFF Rotterdam started today and we won't be there either. But, we do have an Anarchist all raring to go and cover...

The Great Festival Rebound of 2020: Chapter One - The Film Festivals

2020 was some kind of year.    There were more pressing matters, of course, but as a film site - any film site - we live and breathe by the beat of the film festival circuit. So as the year...

Fantaspoa 2020 Review: COMRADE DRAKULICH, Genre Thrills, Nostalgia Frills in Political Satire

Lili Walters, Ervin Nagy and Zsolt Nagy star in director Márk Bodzsár's comic fantasy, featuring vampires appearing behind the Iron Curtain in the 1970s.

Fantaspoa 2020: Virtual Edition Concludes, Setting Records, Giving Out Awards

Everyone has faced their challenges this year and our friends at Fantaspoa were no exception. To recap, they started the year off with no outside sponsorship and the festival was forced to launch a crowdfunding campaign to finance this year's...