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Montreal Nouveau 2019: MONOS, Teenaged Soldiers Descent into Madness

For a long time, likely one of the few things most people knew about Colombia is that is was a country with a huge number of kidnappings. So many, in fact, that there was a radio show that ran for...

Los Cabos 2019 Sets THE IRISHMAN As Opening Film, With Robert De Niro In Person!

OK, so just when we thought Morelia Film Festival was reclaiming their title as Mexico’s top film festival – because they announced the visit of acting titan Robert Redford after presenting a terrific program, with highlights like The Lighthouse and...

THE BLACK OCTOPUS (El Pulpo Negro): Watch The Sitges Pitchbox Teaser For Argentinian Suspense Miniseries (NSFW)

The Sitges Pitchbox program, a horror-fantasy-sci-fi showcase at the festival, took place last Friday. The upcoming Spanish language miniseries El Pulpo Negro (The Black Octopus) participated in the program and yesterday they released to the public the first teaser for...

CULTURE SHOCK's Gigi Saul Guerrero to Director Santa Muerte Horror Flick For Screen Gems

I know Gigi has said that nothing will ever come between our friendship, that she will never be too famous for me, but at this rate I don't think she is going to have a say in the matter any...

Review: DIEGO MARADONA Doco, Director Asif Kapadia's Third Masterpiece

Asif Kapadia (Senna, Amy) strikes gold again with the near-perfect biopic of footballer Diego Maradona. The documentary director depicts what many consider ‘the hand of god’ in such a way that highlights both Maradona’s immense skills as a player, and...

Telluride Horror Show 2019: Second Wave Includes DANIEL ISN'T REAL, EXTRA ORDINARY, And GIRL WITH NO MOUTH

Just two weeks until the Telluride Horror Show descends on the small Colorado town and the festival has announced its second wave of titles, rounding out this year's lineup.    Festival favorites Daniel Isn't Real and Extra Ordinary lead the...

MORGUE Trailer: Film Sharks Picks up Sales Rights For Paraguayan Horror

Deadline reported the other day that our friends at Buenos Aires-based FilmSharks have picked up world sales rights for Hugo Cardozo's Paraguayan horror flick, Morgue.    Below is the movie’s first English-subtitled trailer, about a first day from hell for...

Insólito 2019: Peru Genre Fest Opens Call For Entries For Third Edition

So you are a filmmaker and you have this ass kicking mind melting genre flick that's travelling well and you're wondering where else your film can play. Have you given any thought to Peru?    Our friends at Insólito International Horror...

Fantastic Fest 2019 Review: 4X4, Delightfully, Thoughtfully Deranged

Peter Lanzani stars in Mariano Cohn's satisfying, surprising thriller.

NAIL IN THE COFFIN THE FALL AND RISE OF VAMPIRO Trailer And Poster

Oooh. This is something really, really interesting.   Our friend  Michael Paszt is better known for his work with his company Raven Banner Entertainment. I knew in passing that he and I share a love for Mexico and that we...

Now Streaming: TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID Returns to Haunt on Shudder

Writer/director Issa López's dramatic horror-fantasy stars Paola Lara, Hanssel Casillas, Rodrigo Cortes, Ianis Guerrero, and Tenoch Huerta.

Santiago 2019 Review: THE LONGEST DAY, Experiment That Rewards Contemplative Viewers

From Chile comes 'El día más largo,' directed by Diego Escobar.

SANCTORUM Trailer: There is Seismic Beauty in Joshua Gil's Venice Entry

Variety debuted the trailer for Mexican filmmaker Joshua Gil’s Sanctorum ahead of its World Premiere at the close of Venice International Film Critics’ Week. All we can say is, 'Golly, this is something to behold'. Prepare yourselves for something rather...

Brooklyn Horror 2019: First Wave of Titles Announced, DANIEL ISN'T REAL, THE LONG WALK And 1BR Are Coming to Town

Our friends at The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival are doing really good things in the New York burrough. In the short time that they have been around they have become a dependable source for catching the current hits of...

Jorge Olguin Invites You To Enter LA CASA

Chilean director Jorge Olguin has long been one of that nation's leading lights when it comes to genre film and he'll be returning to screens locally in January with his latest offering La Casa (The House). And, yep, if you...

Now Streaming: BELZEBUTH, The Devil in Mexico Heads to Shudder

Joaquín Cosio and Tobin Bell star; Emilio Portes directed.

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...

Now Streaming: FRONTERA VERDE, All Is Not Quiet on the Green Frontier

Juana del Rio, Nelson Camayo, Angela Cano and Miguel Dionisio Ramon star; Ciro Guerra ('Embrace of the Serpent') directs the first episode.

Santiago 2019 Review: HARLEY QUEEN, Not The Comic Book Adaptation You Were Expecting

Maybe the most daring, interesting, conflicting and controversial Chilean directors working right now are Carolina Adriazola and José Luis Sepúlveda. They've amassed critical praise, as well as hate from other sectors of the Chilean Audiovisual Industry, with a series of...

Review: TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID, Magical, Violent, Terrifying

Thousands of people have been murdered or gone missing in the ongoing violent drug war in Mexico. One of the often unacknowledged side effects is the now-orphaned children, many of whom end up on the streets. In her third feature,...