International: Latin America

Blood Window Awards 2021: Óscar Martín's UPIRO Impresses LAB Jury

As Ventana Sur wraps up today in Buenos Aires the awards for each program were announced. Of particular interest to us, of course, was the winners from Blood Window LAB and Blood Window Screenings - the lineup of films presented...

Blood Window LAB 2021: Impressions From This Year's Projects

Blood Window LAB began on Tuesday with two pitch sessions in house during the day. Short introductory videos were created for those of us watching the market from afar. It presents a disadvantage of course because you know you’re missing...

KING CAR Revvs Up With Seriously Smashing New Trailer

Has your car ever talked to you? Oh, sure, maybe the engine sings to you on the highway, but, seriously, what if you car speaks to you in a reasonable tone and in a convincing manner? You'd have to listen,...

Tallinn 2021: Exclusive A PLACE CALLED DIGNITY Poster Premiere for Chilean Cult Drama

Chilean director Matías Rojas Valencia enters a cult Colonia Dignidad founded by Nazis in his sophomore feature film

CUFF.Docs 2021: ONCE UPON A TIME IN UGANDA, WOODLANDS DARK And SATOSHI KON - THE ILLUSIONIST Highlight Lineup

CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival is returning for an in-person event for the first time in two years in Calgary, Canada. The festival is returning to the Globe Cinema for five nights, from November 24th through 28th, and will have an...

Blood Window 2021: Six LatAm Titles Vie For Local And International Attention in Screenings Section

See the LatAm horror films of tomorrow, today. Ventana Sure kicks off at the end of the month in Buenos Aires and our friends at Blood Window have been announcing their programs. Today comes word on the six films selected...

Selected Projects For Blood Window LAB in Ventana Sur 2021

That time of year approaches when our attention turns to Argentina and the Blood Window program at Ventana Sur. Once more we will not be able to attend in person because of, you know, but we will be participating to...

HIDDEN IN THE WOODS Sequel Moves Ahead With U.S. And German Rights Already Locked Up

Variety reported yesterday that 8-Films in Germany have acquired the German and U.S. rights for the sequel to Hidden in the Woods, the rape-revenger thriller from Chilean Valladares.   Made back in 2012 the original film was about two sisters,...

Review: SPENCER, Pablo Lorrain Balances Formalist Approach with Humanism

Kristen Stewart stars in yet another major film from director Pablo Larrain, a modern master in cinema. Do not miss seeing the film on the big screen.

Morbido 2021 Review: APPS

Five mobile apps are the starting point for five tales of terror. A dark web app promises a get rich quick scheme at the cost of someone’s physical agency. An app that lets you eavesdrop on your neighbours may stop...

Screamfest 2021 Awards: NOCTURNA: SIDE A - THE GREAT OLD MAN'S NIGHT Wins Big

It's nice to see a film that you love get embraced by a festival and take home a slew of hardware. Screamfest Horror Film Festival announced this year's award winners and Gonzalo Calzada's Nocturna: Side A - The Great Old...

SKULL THE MASK DVD Giveaway

... after disappearing over fifty years ago, an ancient artifact known as the Mask of Anhangá resurfaces at an archaeological dig in the Amazon. It is brought to Sao Paulo to be exhibited at a museum, but before reaching its...

Sanfic-Morbido Lab 2021: 5 Chilean Premieres Added to This Year's Production Lab

Yesterday Variety was the first to announce this year's lineup for Sanfic-Morbido Lab, the collaboration between Sanfic and Grupo Morbido to further genre cinema in Chile and South America.    The six selected projects will spend three days with Grupo...

Sitges 2021 Review: BIENVENIDOS AL INFIERNO

Lucia lives with her mute grandmother, her abuela, at their remote home in the forest. Lucia has left a dangerous relationship with Monk, the lead singer of a satanic death metal band. Further to this toxic relationship is that she...

APPS: Official Trailer For Chilean Horror Anthology Has Heaps of Gore

Five stories where an APP will open the doors to mystery and horror. A young woman, in the hands of a group of perverts, belonging to a sinister network dedicated to the sinister online transmision. A voyeur, who will discover...

Two Coffin Joe Reboots Are Coming!

Well holy cow, this is some great news to read today. ScreenDaily is reporting that our friends at One Eyed Films (Vampus Horror Tales) have signed remake deals for two new Coffin Joe films.    One will be made in...

Nightstream 2021 Review: KING CAR, A Car For The People

A mechanical messiah promises to bring power to the people of Brazil after new legislation threatens the livelihoods of the proletariat in Renata Pinheiro's painfully topical King Car (Carro Rei).  Uno (Luciano Pedro, Jr.) has always had a way with...

New York 2021 Review: MEMORIA, Body Memories in Visual/Sonic Masterpiece

Tilda Swinton stars in a new film by Apichatpong Weerasethakul. As with the Thai auteur's other films, watching it is like sleepwalking through unfamiliar territory.

RENDEZ-VOUS: U.S. Remake of Mexican Single Take Thriller Moves Ahead

Newly formed outfit Lobo Entertainment have announced their first film, Twisted, a U.S. remake of Pablo Olmos Arrayales’ single take thriller, Rendez-vous. Arrayales is returning to the director's chair and will be tasked with repeating the magic his original film...

Santiago Horror 2021: THE DAY OF THE BEAST And NOCTURNA SIDE A Lead Online Edition Next Week

We are coming up on the next edition of the Santiago Horror Film Festival next week. Free for all of Chile, the event goes digital one more time (please, only once more) and horror fans can tune into the festival's...