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Sanfic 2021: The Six Projects Revealed For LatAm Genre CoPro, Sanfic-Morbido Lab

Variety first broke the news on Friday about the six projects selected to participate in Sanfic-Morbido Lab, one of the leading co-production markets for cultivating Latin American genre cinema.    Factoria Morbido-Sanfic was delayed by the global health crisis and...

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...

Morbido 2020 Review: SANCTORUM, Cosmic Forces Respond to Narco-Violence in Mexico

A little boy’s mother vanishes along with other fellow workers at a marijuana farm hidden in the mountains of rural Mexico. The farmers have grown weary of being caught in the middle of the crossfire between the drug cartels and...

Morbido 2020 Review: SIN ORIGEN (ORIGIN UNKNOWN) Mexican Action Horror Flick Fails to Make a Big Screen Impression

Pedro is a drug runner looking to buy his way out of the drug trade. On the eve of his departure tensions and nerves are tight, despite his boasting that his home security system is state of the art. Two...

Morbido 2020 Review: THE CEMETERY OF LOST SOULS (CEMENTERIO DE LAS ALMAS PERDIDAS) Takes The Long Way to Tell a Short Story

Brazilian writer-director Rodrigo Aragão revisits the Book of Cipriano from his previous film The Black Forest in his new film The Cemetery of Lost Souls (O Cemitério das Almas Perdidas)   It all starts with Satan making a Jesuit priest...

Morbido 2020: Three World Premieres and Christmas Favorites Highlight Hybrid Edition

Well, here we are, the year is coming to a close and the greatest gift of all is about to be unwrapped down in CDMX. Mi familia de Morbido held back their annual festival to try and catch a lull...

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like... Morbido!?!

Nothing irks a horror fan more than seeing the Yueltide season's slinking takeover of store shelves even before Halloween has come and gone. You will forgive us for bringing up something Christmas related this soon, but we do so with...

Morbido 2020: Our Favorite Mexican Genre Fest Goes Hybrid, Call For Entries Begins!

Of all the festival announcements and followup I have done this year, in the year of our Lord, Covid, this one stings the most. If you’ve been with us for a while and if anything I’ve done over the years...

Blood Window 2019: MONOS Wins Best Latin Film, More Awards For Blood Window LAB And Blood Window Screenings

Blood Window at Ventana Sur wrapped up yesterday with the announcement of the award winners from the LAB and the market screenings.    From the LAB three projects were chosen to participate in a future market at Sitges in Spain,...

Blood Window 2019: The Blood Window LAB And Spotlight on International Projects

Today the Blood Window program at Ventana Sur kicks off in Buenos Aires, Argentina. While we wish we could have been there again this year to support this burgeoning genre market program and support our friends presenting projects or screening...

Morbido 2019: Award Winners, Morbido Continues to Return to Form

Another year, another amazing Morbido film festival has come and gone. And because Canada and Winter are kind of being bastards at the moment, things like earning a living and keeping a roof over our heads took precedence right after...

Morbido 2019 Review: RENDEZ-VOUS, A Strong Single-Take Thriller From Mexico

Lili is excited and nervous about her date with Eduardo. She me him on an online dating service app. The night starts a little rocky at first, Eduardo is half an hour late and not answering his phone. He finally...

Morbido 2019 Review: NAIL IN THE COFFIN: THE FALL AND RISE OF VAMPIRO Dishes Out an Emotional Body Slam

Ian Hodgkinson is a well known Canadian wrestler though he did not ply his trade here in the Great White North. No, Hodgkinson sought fame in the warmer climate of Mexico, bursting onto the Lucha wrestling scene at the beginning...

Morbido 2019 Review: DIABLO ROJO PTY, Local Folklore on Display in Panama's First Horror Film

Miguel is the owner and operator of one of the last Diablos Rojos (Red Beasts), garishly painted and lit old-fashioned school buses that were once the popular choice of transit for the people of Panama. Late at night, after a...

Morbido 2019 Review: LUZ THE FLOWER OF EVIL Is A Gorgeous Act of Provocation

The sudden loss of a mother can extract a terrible psychological toll on any family - in any culture or any era. Consider Luz*: The Flower Of Evil, one of the most extreme cases in this regard. A widowed father,...

Friday One Sheet: LUZ THE FLOWER OF EVIL, A Colombian Tableaux

This gorgeous, if terrifying (perhaps maddening is a better word) look at family and religion in the high altitude wilderness of Colombia has a series of 'character' posters which play more like tableaux or scene setting evocations. They are in...

Morbido 2019 Review: MATAR AL DRAGON, Dark Fairy Tale Stabs at Idyllic Contempt

When Elena was a young girl her parents were brutally murdered during the night and she was kidnapped, seperated from her brother Facundo. Twenty-five years later, Facundo is a doctor and lives with his beautiful wife Valeria and their two...

Friday One Sheet: TO KILL THE DRAGON Festival Quad

Here is an eye grabbing quad design for domestic horror, Matar al Dragón, from Argentina (and director Jimena Monteoliva, whose previous film, Clementina, was no stranger to good key art).  Houses and homes are often a theme in poster design, particular for...

Morbido 2019: Gary Sherman Looks Back Over A Brilliant Career

One of the main events of 2019 edition of Morbido Fest is the tribute dedicated to the career of Gary Sherman, one of the most particular voices that were born from horror movies in the 70s and 80s. The filmmaker...