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Poster Debut: Meet Luana Muniz, the QUEEN OF LAPA

You may not have heard the name Luana Muniz before today, but rest assured the transgender sex worker and activist was deemed a powerhosue for transgender communities across her native Brazil, and most noteably, as filmmakers Carolina Monnerat and Theodore...

Fantaspoa 2020: Deadline For Submissions to Brazil Genre Fest is January 31st

A reminder that our friends at Fantaspoa are accepting submissions for their 16th annual event until the end of the month, January 31st. That's only eleven days left. The sixteenth edition (last year's poster used left) of Fantaspoa will take...

BIRD BOX's Eric Heisserer to Produce English-Language Version of Paraguayan Thriller MORGUE

Deadline reported yesterday that Bird Box writer Eric Heisserer will produce an English-language version of Hugo Cardozo's Paraguayan thriller Morgue. The writer of other faves like sci-fi thriller Arrival and horror flick Lights Out will produce under his Chronology banner.  ...

Cinefantasy 10: Submissions Open For 2020 Edition This September

Registration is now open for the 10th CINEFANTASY - International Fantastic Film Festival in the Land of Drizzle, Sao Paulo, Brazil.    Submissions started on the 13th and will be open until March 13th, 2020. Cinefantasy runs from September 8th...

Eric Ortiz's Favorite Movies Of 2019

Another year of movie-watching is over. 2019 was pretty special for me for several reasons. First of all, I was selected to be part of Fantastic Fest 2019 Screening Team, so I had to review over 60 film submissions. That...

THE NIGHTSHIFTER Giveaway: Win a DVD of Dennison Ramalho's Debut Horror Thriller

Dennison Ramalho's debut feature horror thriller The Nightshifter is out on DVD today, by way of RLJE Films from Shudder. Before you rush out to your local purveyor of cinematic delights Screen Anarchy has three (3) copies to give away...

Early Jodorowsky Box, THE PASSION OF DARKLY NOON, and BEYOND THE DOOR From Arrow Video March 2020!

Arrow Video goes for the metaphysical jugular this coming March with a trip of amazing looking releases that already have me drooling and checking my couch cushions for cash. First up in an incredible box set of early films from...

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...