International: Latin America

International Genre Focused Hub 'Fantastic Pavilion' to Launch at Marche du Film at Cannes

Variety had the exclusive yesterday, an announcement of the creation of Fantastic Pavilion, "... a significant booth and exhibition space located at the Cannes Marché du Film in the Palais des Festivals".    Announced this week during Ventana Sur in...

Blood Window 2022: LatAm Genre Co-Pro Launches NFT Awards in Partnership With Film.io

We’ve been apologetically quiet about Blood Window for no other reason than the stress of regular life during the holiday season this year in particular pretty much took up all available time and energy. Terrible because a couple of my...

Review: LA EXORCISTA, Heroine Nun Races Against Evil in Adrian Garcia Bogliano's Latest

Sister Ophelia arrives at the village of San Ramon, on time for a spell of trouble. Father Victor has been trying to protect one of the villagers, Sandra and her baby from a demon intent on possessing the unborn child....

Saskatoon Fantastic 2022: DEADSTREAM, HUESERA And RRR Headline Thirteenth Edition's Lineup

The Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival is back for it’s lucky number thirteenth edition. Over nine days and nights the city of Saskatoon will bask their eyes with twenty-seven feature films, one Drunken Cinema, the return of the Cartoon Party and...

THE LAST HERETIC: World Premiere of New Daniel de la Vega Film at Mar del Plata Next Month, Fresh Images Here

With the Mar del Plata Film Festival coming around the corner out attention is being drawn to films coming from the home team in Argentina.   We've been keeping an eye out for Daniel de la Vega's (On the 3rd...

BUFALO: Official Poster Marks World Premiere at Mar del Plata Film Festival

La vida te pone a prueba.    Life tests you.    That's the tagline in the official poster for Nicanor Loreti's action drama Bufalo. This release follows the announcement that Bufalo will have its world premiere at Mar del Plata...

Morbido 2022: LA EXORCISTA Kicks Off This Year's Festival

With or without us Morbido soldiers on. For the third year in a row we find ourselves very much missing our friends and family at Morbido. It is for the best as safety is one of the festival's priorities. Barring...

Blu-ray Review: LA LLORONA, The Haunting Cries of the Oppressed

There are some historical events, ones whoe political and social impact is so devastating, on large and small scales, that realistic depiction is insufficient. This is, often, where folk tales, mythologies, and legends come from: not always from good things,...

SISU, HUESERA, IRATI, and Quentin Dupieux Win Big at Sitges 2022

The Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia wrapped up this past weekend. The festival was fully back in person, and it was wonderful to experience the energy of this wonderful place once more. And to see so many amazing...

New York 2022 Review: TRENQUE LAUQUEN, Binge-worthy South American Mystery Box

Director Laura Citarella's superb new opus, clocking in over four hours, strikes the balance between a Nicholas Sparks romance and a creature feature.

LA HORA MARCADA (The Marked Hour): Reboot of Mexican TWILIGHT ZONE-esque Series Stacks Its Filmmaking Talent

Yesterday ViX+ announced that production has begun on the anthology series La hora marcada (The Marked Hour). This is a relaunch of a very popular Mexican series that ran from 1988 to 1990. Consider it to be in the vein...

Sitges 2022 Review: EVIL EYE, Blood & Magic Abound in Modern Mexican Fairy Tale

It's not easy to be the sibling of an ill child. You're expected to be more of an adult than you're prepared for, accept less attention from your parents, be brave and kind, when you yourself are still growing up...

Busan 2022 Review: BARDO, FALSE CHRONICLE OF A HANDFUL OF TRUTHS, Pretentious but oh so Pretty

It has been seven years since Mexican filmmaker Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s last film, the epic western The Revenant, which scored him his second consecutive Best Director Oscar after winning for Birdman the previous year. Considering the subject matter of his...

Guillermo del Toro Opens his CABINET OF CURIOSITIES with Trailer & First Images

If you were one of the lucky people who got a chance to see the exhibit of Guillermo del Toro's curiosities collections, you might have an idea of the kind of stories in his new television show. The anthology will...

Mexico Maleficarum: Program Devoted to Mexican Horror Cinema at The Academy Museum Next Month

If you're in the Los Angeles area and feel you are due for a extensive lesson on the history of Mexican horror cinema then you need to get to Mexico Maleficarum: Resurrecting 20th Century Mexican Horror Cinema at the Academy...

Hola Mexico 2022: Mexican Horror Reigns in L.A. Festival's Nocturna Program

In our humble opinion, the best thing that a regional film festival can do for its program is include a block of films devoted to genre and fantastic cinema. Hola Mexico Film Festival, the largest Mexican Film Festival outside of...

Venice 2022 Review: BLANQUITA, Immersive, Agile Thriller

Fernando Guzzoni directed the searing drama.

LA EXORCISTA (The Serpent And Sister Ophelia): Adrián García Bogliano's Homage to Mexican Horror Cinema Will Possess You This November

A young nun arrives at the village of San Ramón and forced to perform an exorcism on a young pregnant woman after the local priest is defeated by the demon. Just when it looks like the possession is over, Ophelia finds out that the evil entity hasn't left town and that it will attempt to return to its intended victim's body in the next forty eight hours.

FilmSharks Label The Remake Co. Strikes Deal on Uruguayan Fantasy RomCom GHOSTING GLORIA (Muerto Con Gloria)

Our friends at The Remake Co. a label under the FilmSharks sales banner out of Buenos Aires brought to our attention that they sold the Spanish remakes rights to the Uruguayan Fantasy RomCom Ghosting Gloria.    A single 30-year-old who...

Mayhem 2022: THE HARBINGER, HUESERA, FREAKS OUT And More Highlight Nottingham Genre Fest's Full Lineup

Now that we have entered full-on into the spooky season festivals around this time of year are some of your best bets to get into that holiday mood. Our friends at Mayhem have just announced the full lineup for this...