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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...

Friday One Sheet: Morbido 2019 Flexes Its Tentacles

This is not the first time in these pages that we have featured key art from Morbido, Mexico City's iconic fantastic and horrific film festival. Over 12 editions, their posters have always been a treat for our ocular cavities. The...

Morbido 2019: COME TO DADDY, JALLIKATTU, THE GASOLINE THIEVES Lead Twelfth Edition

It's the most wonderful time, of my year. In less than two weeks we return to CDMX and Morbido Film Fest to celebrate their twelfth year, taking to the high seas with this year's water theme, bringing local and international...

BLOOD MACHINES: The Official Trailer is Here!

The official festival tour for Seth Ickerman's Blood Machines is on its way this Saturday, with almost thirty invitations to festivals around the World. It will start at L'Etrange in Paris, the following night at Strasbourg Fantastic Fest and MOTELX....

Morbido Fest to Promote Latin Horror With Sanfic, Starting With Chilean Noir Thriller ARACNE

At the close of the Santiago International Film Festival a new production pact has been formed between the festival and mi familia de Morbido. Morbido Fest and Sanfic announced they will be working together to promote genre projects from Chile...

Morbido 2018 Wrap-up: Stories From My Happy Place

Since the first year I went to Morbido it quickly became my home away from home. I use my vacation time to go to two festivals and/or copro markets each year and one week always goes to mi Familia...

Morbido 2018 Review: ABRAKADABRA, The Onetti Brothers Final And Best Giallo Film

Lorenzo returns to the town where his father, Dante, The Great, died during an accident on stage during his magic act. Along with his assistant Antonella they bring their own brand of magic back to the theater where the tragedy...

Morbido 2018 Review: ANYA, Can a Twist Save a Worn Thin Horror Trope

Anya heads out for a night of partying with her friends, Rick and Mariana. She stalls as things get too hot and heavy between her and Rick so he makes a move on Mariana instead. Anya storms out of the...

Morbido 2018 Review: THE LAKE VAMPIRE, Rambling Horror Flick Hindered by Muddled Goals

Ernesto is looking for the subject of his next book. He believes he has found it when a series a ghastly murders occur, multiple beheadings in the area. What is strange about them is that the bodies are drained of...

Morbido 2018: Winners of The Gold, Silver, Bronze and Wood Skulls

Morbido has wrapped up for another year and though we are sad to see her go we know that we will be back in her dark and warm embrace next year for numero twelve!    While we play catch up...

Morbido 2018 Review: QUIÉN TE CANTARÁ, Music, Mirrors, and Memory

Spanish writer/director Carlos Vermut has an unusual imagination. In his first feature film, Diamond Flash, a fantastical drama, five women circled each other with dangerous secrets and kidnappings; in his second, Magical Girl, neo-noir mixes with black comedy as a...

Morbido 2018 Review: THE GHOST OF PETER SELLERS

What is worse? Having all pieces you need to make a movie to fall into place at the right time and never see it get made? Or, having everything you need, top to bottom, including two giants of British and...