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IFFAM Project Market 2019: DEAR WORMWOOD Wins Top Prize at Asian Production Market

If I had the means and the time to attend more production markets I would have to add IFFAM Project Market in Macau to that growing list. Alas we were left living vicariously through our lord and master's attendance at...

Julio Hernández Cordón Casts HERE COMES THE DEVIL's Francisco Barreiro in New Vampire Flick

Variety reported this weekend that one of our favorite Mexican actors, Francisco Barreiro (Here Comes The Devil, What Are What We Are) has been cast to lead Julio Hernández Cordón's upcoming film, The Day is Long and Dark (My Friends...

THE NIGHTSHIFTER: RLJE Films Releasing The Brazilian Horror Flick on DVD This January

The good people at RLJE Films and Shudder continue their wonderous cooperative work to bring some of the great international genre fare to screens big and small. RLJE Films is preparing to release Dennison Ramalho's Brazlian horror flick, and debut...

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,...

Review: EN BRAZOS DE UN ASESINO, Hold Tight, This Won't Last Long

William Levy and Alicia Sanz star in a romantic, Spanish-language action picture, directed by Matías Moltrasio.

Giveaway: Win iTunes Codes For THE WRATH, ONE CUT OF THE DEAD, MON MON MONSTERS And More

Since it is the season of giving ScreenAnarchy has more iTunes codes to give away, thanks to RLJE Films and Shudder.    During the month of December RLJE Films released Christmas Presence, Boar and Tigers Are Not Afraid back on...

Festival Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre 2019: LUZ THE FLOWER OF EVIL Among Big Winners at Argentine Genre Fest

I find humor in the moments when I discover a long running genre film festival. Wait! How have we not heard of this film festival? It’s been running for how long?!   Thus, I present to you the Festival Buenos...

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...

GUNPOWDER HEART Trailer: Trouble Is Sure To Follow

The trailer for Polvora en el corazón (English title: Gunpowder Heart) strongly suggests that trouble is brewing for two young women. Written and directed by Camila Urrutia, the film stars Andrea Henry and Vanessa Hernández in a drama. Urrutia previously...

Coming Soon on Criterion: ROMA, PARIS IS BURNING, TEORAMA

A rich variety of word cinema offerings are heading to home video next year, courtesy of the Criterion Collection. In itself, that's not news, since the home video company has been offering well-curated delights from the world cinema scene for...

Blood Window 2019: Ten Contenders For Best Latin American Feature Film Announced

Screen Daily announced the other day the contenders for best Latin American feature film of the year through the Méliès International Festivals Federation (formerly known as European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation) and Blood Window. The winner will be announced at...

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...

International Thrillers ROJO and MIDDAY DEMONS Invading Digital

If you are living in despair, thinking that all the cinematic thrills for the year were swallowed up by the usual October glut of genre goodness, here, perhaps, is hope. Freshly available on digital, Rojo received good notices out of...

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...

Brooklyn Horror 2019 Review: THE YELLOW NIGHT, A Trip To A Dark Future

Brazillian horror has become noticeable in recent years among fans of the genre who have ventured into that particular landscape, where one can find everything from creature features to giallos to slashers and beyond. It's a rich terrain for experimentation...