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Toronto 2020 Review: FAUNA Cleverly Deconstructs The Mexican Social Contract

Poor Paco needs a cigarette. Badly. After arguing with his girlfriend, Flora, and fighting with Waze and Wifi they eventually arrive in the remote Mexican village of her childhood, only to find her parents not to be around. The house...

Blood Window 2020: Final Call For BW Screenings Section

One week from this coming Monday is the deadline for the BW Screenings section in the Blood Window Program at Ventana Sur in Beunos Aires, Argentina.    The section is for films near completion, that are in post, works in...

Exclusive ALEJANDRO JODOROWSKY: 4K RESTORATION COLLECTION Clip: Remembering FANDO Y LIS, A Great Scandal

Before he made El Topo and The Holy Mountain, Alejandro Jodorowsky made his feature directorial debut with Fando y Lis, which became "a great scandal," according to the filmmaker. In our exclusive clip from Alejandro Jodorowsky's 4K Restoration Collection, which...

Coming Soon on Criterion: AMORES PERROS, CRASH

'Symbiopsychotaxiplasm' and 'Mouchette' will also make their Blu-ray debuts in December 2020 from The Criterion Collection.

Santiago Horror 2020: Festival Goes Virtual With World Premieres of SKY SHARKS, THE DEEP ONES And Local Film SEJI

Festival season is kind of back, for better or worse. Films are finding spots on the circuit as more festivals adopt the virtual experience where possible.    Our friends at the Santiago Horror Film Festival in Chile have announced this...

Sitges 2020: Chilean Horror Anthology APPS Chosen For Festival's 'Coming Soon' Section

Some friends of ours from Chile have a new horror anthology called APPS and will be part of the Coming Soon program at Sitges.   Our friends Lucio A Rojas and Sandra Arriagada have both contributed to the projected. We...

MotelX 2020 Review: THE HISTORY OF THE OCCULT, a Race Against The Clock to Unveil an Evil Union

60 Minutes to Midnight, an investigative journalism program on television in Argentina has been cancelled. Having made their share of enemies throughout their run the program runners are about to air its last episode and plan to go out with...

Review: NAIL IN THE COFFIN: THE FALL AND RISE OF VAMPIRO Tells a Touching Family Story

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...

EMBRYO: Uncork'd Acquires Patricio Valladares' Horror Project For North America

ScreenDaily announced at the end of August that Uncork’d have picked up North American (Canada, Estados Unidos y Mexico) rights for Patrico Valladares' horror flick Embryo.    ...a couple camping in the woods whose trip takes a turn for the...

Review: EPICENTRO, Cuba, From Communism to Tourism

Documentary filmmaker Hubert Sauper, known for his searing films about the African continent, now turns his attention to the island nation of Cuba.

Interview: Hubert Sauper Talks EPICENTRO, Intimate Documentary on Cuba

Filmmaker Hubuert Sauper turns his attention to Cuba in his new documentary.

Los Cabos 2020 Interview: Artistic Director Maru Garzón On The Festival Going Virtual

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, part of the Mexican film industry is trying to make the public return to theaters under the so called “new normality.” Back on August 12th, cinemas in Mexico City officially reopened, including the...

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...

Suspenso 2020: Online Festival and SuspensoLAB Announced!

This snuck up on us but our friends at Suspenso in Chile are preparing for their third annual festival and lab. Run by director Patricio Valladares (Downhill, Toro Loco) the event will run online this coming week, from the 25th...

Blood Window 2020: Open Call For Submissions to LatAm Genre Market

In the back half of this year festivals and co-production markets are finding ways to run their events. Heck, even half a Death Star in Jedi was fully operational. Our friends are finding ways to get things done and we...

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...

Review: LA LLORONA, Singular Guilt Becomes Horror By Association

Jayro Bustamente's horror film from Guatemala, now streaming on Shudder, explores the nation's unresolved past.

Fantasia 2020 Final Wave: Fest Closes With THE LEGEND OF BARON TO'A, John Carpenter to Receive a Lifetime Achievement Award

In 1991 American Siren Vanessa Williams sang a song that would capture our hearts and now our friends at the Fantasia Film Festival have embodied those lyrics with the announcement of their final wave of films, "You go and save...

Watch Nicanor Loreti's New Short Film PINBALL Now!

Argentina's Nicanor Loreti has long been one of the loudest and proudest voices in Latin American genre cinema. While his filmography is peppered with the broad comedies that actually pay his bills, Loreti's first love has always been genre and...

TERRIFIED: Argentine Horror Fave Available on DVD/Blu-ray This September

Holy shit, I love this movie. I love Terrified so damn much. I saw Terrified when it had its world premiere at Morbido and championed the crap out of it ever since and watched it win over audiences at other...