International: Latin America

EL ULTIMO ZOMBI (The Last Zombie): Argentine Horror Heading to Macabro and Sitges

Martin Basterretche's horror flick, El ultimo zombi (The Last Zombie) is hitting the festival circuit soon. It will play at Macabro in Mexico and Sitges in the coming months.   El ultimo zombi was produced by Mariano Oliveros who has worked...

Review: Modern Illness in EL GRAN MOVIMIENTO

La Paz, Bolivia's capital, sitting on the high plains of the Andés, is a bustling city, and home to close to one million souls. With electric wires and cable cars criss-crossing the ultra-modern glass skyscrapers against rugged natural vistas, the...

Blood Window 2022: Spanish Screamings Program to Bring Focus to Spanish Genre Projects

Blood Window, part of the larger Ventana Sur co-production market held in Buenos Aires every December, have announced a new program called Spanish Screamings.    It is part of the larger program hosted by Ventana Sur called Spanish Screenings which...

Sanfic-Morbido Lab 2022: Six New Projects Presented at This Year's Showcase

Last week the six projects participating in this year's Sanfic Morbido Lab, Sanfic’s genre/fantastic film showcase, were announced over at Variety. The showcase is in it's third year and takes place during Sanfic, Santiago Festival Internacional de Cine, during the...

Cinedigm Acquires U.S. & Canadian Rights For HISTORY OF THE OCCULT

This is cool news. Variety reported early today that Cinedigm have acquired the U.S. and Canadian rights for Cristian Ponce's horror flick, History of the Occult. They acquired the rights to the Argentine horror flick from our friends at Filmsharks...

Exclusive: Bloody Knuckles And More in First Images From Argentine Fight Film BUFALO

For over twenty years Nicanor Loreti has been producing, writing, editing and directing features, short films and episodic television in his native Argentina. He’s taking a break from most of that responsibility and making a switch from what has been...

Review: MEDUSA, Bold Bubble-gum Horror Pastiche

After premiering her feature debut Kill Me Please in the Orrizonti section at the Venice International Film Festival in 2015, the rising Brazilian filmmaker Anita Rocha de Silveira unveiled her sophomore feature at the Cannes Film Festival in 2021. Medusa was...

Fantasia 2022 Review: MY GRANDFATHER'S DEMONS, Portugal's First Stop Motion Feature Is A Heartfelt Winner

It’s always exciting when a director breaks new ground, whether it is on an international level or even local. Nuno Beato’s My Grandfather’s Demons is Portugal’s first stop motion animated feature, which would be a feat to be proud of...

WITCH GAME (JUEGO DE BRUJAS): New Fantasy Horror Film From LEGIONS' Fabian Forte Heads Into Post

Fabian Forte's recent film Legions played at Fantasia this past weekend and was just picked up by XYZ Films for distribution. But enough about that film, we've got news on his next one as it's heading into post.    The new...

Fantasia 2022 Review: LA PIETÀ, A Stunningly Vulgar Triumph In Puke Pink Pastels

Storming out of the gate like a harrowing, hilarious crossbreed of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? and Dogtooth, with the sensibilities of John Waters at his most acerbic and the aesthetics of a deranged Wes Anderson, Eduardo Casanova’s sophomore...

MAL DE OJO (EVIL EYE) International Trailer: So English Speakers Can Know ... Why All The Screaming?

Here's the international trailer for Isaac Ezban's first foray into full on horror, Mal de ojo (Evil Eye), and he's done and a gone a full header into the pool.    Nala, a 13-year-old girl from the city, travels with...

Lucio A Rojas' SENDERO Now On Demand in North America And UK/Ireland

I have come to the conclusion that Chilean director Lucio A. Rojas hates the countryside.    Absolutely loathes it.    How have I come to this conclusion? Every feature and short I've seen from him is set in the countryside...

AUXILO (HELP): New Paranormal Horror From Tamae Garateguy Begins Production This August

Auxilo (Help) was formally announced by Variety before the weekend. Alas, unheardof circumstances around a nationwide digital infrastructure outage here in Canada forbid us from following up that announcement until this morning, to get the best exposure. Auxilo, a new...

Neuchâtel 2022 Daily: SISSY Plus More Promising Films

We're at the halfway point in our coverage of the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival in Switzerland, which means we catch our collective breath and take a look around at all the gorgeous scenery that surrounds us. By which I...

Review: CLARA SOLA, When Quiet Desperation Explodes

What does it mean to leave a life of quiet desperation? The quote's originator might have been referring to people's values, but we could take our own interpretation, of how too many people are unable to find happiness and contentment....

Shudder in July Has Vampires, Aliens, Time Travel, Metal and More...

Summer is in full swing and one of the ways you can escape the heat is by staying indoors, in front of your screens, taking in all the goodness that Shudder has to offer you this July.   Shudder has...

FAILURE! Alex Kahuam Directs Genre Icon Ted Raimi in Single Take Thriller

We are pleased to introduce you to Failure! an upcoming drama, crime and comedy thriller from filmmaker Alex Kahuam starring a genre great, Ted Raimi.   To protect his family, a man is given one hour to choose between financial...

Teaser For Eduardo Casanova's LA PIEDAD/LA PIETA Stuns

Mateo lives with his mother Libertad in a rose-tinted world: a microcosm which has precisely two inhabitants, mother and son. One day Mateo is diagnosed with cancer… There are few films which defy all the rules in order to tell...

Criterion in September 2022: EXOTICA, SOUND OF METAL, TAKE OUT Lead the Pack

Brian De Palma's 'Blow Out' should blow everyone away in 4K, as should new editions of Henri-Georges Clouzot's 'Le Corbeau' and Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Project.

Tribeca 2022 Review: HUESERA

Valerie and her partner Raul are trying to have their first child. While she appears convicted in this pursuit there is doubt rising. This is made even worse by her own mom and sister, questioning if she is ready for...