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I AM TOXIC (SOY TOXICO): Argentine PA Flick Coming to UK DVD This February

Love for genres like Maxploitation and Post Apocalyptic cinema resonates strongly within the LatAm filmmaking community. There are recent additions to the genre like Luciana Garazza's Scavenger, co-directed with Eric Fleitas, but one title I Am Toxic (Soy toxico) from...

SANTA SANGRE on 4K UHD Leads Severin Films' April Releases, Let Us All Bathe In The Holy Blood!

Severin Films is not messing around when it comes to their April release slate. Leading the charge is the world 4K UHD premiere of Alejandro Jodorowsky's Mexican surrealist giallo, Santa Sangre. A brand new 4K restoration approved by the man,...

Morbido 2020 Review: SANCTORUM, Cosmic Forces Respond to Narco-Violence in Mexico

A little boy’s mother vanishes along with other fellow workers at a marijuana farm hidden in the mountains of rural Mexico. The farmers have grown weary of being caught in the middle of the crossfire between the drug cartels and...

Morbido 2020 Review: SIN ORIGEN (ORIGIN UNKNOWN) Mexican Action Horror Flick Fails to Make a Big Screen Impression

Pedro is a drug runner looking to buy his way out of the drug trade. On the eve of his departure tensions and nerves are tight, despite his boasting that his home security system is state of the art. Two...

Morbido 2020 Review: THE CEMETERY OF LOST SOULS (CEMENTERIO DE LAS ALMAS PERDIDAS) Takes The Long Way to Tell a Short Story

Brazilian writer-director Rodrigo Aragão revisits the Book of Cipriano from his previous film The Black Forest in his new film The Cemetery of Lost Souls (O Cemitério das Almas Perdidas)   It all starts with Satan making a Jesuit priest...

Morbido 2020: Three World Premieres and Christmas Favorites Highlight Hybrid Edition

Well, here we are, the year is coming to a close and the greatest gift of all is about to be unwrapped down in CDMX. Mi familia de Morbido held back their annual festival to try and catch a lull...

Blood Window 2020: Our Thoughts on The LAB Projects

I'd much rather have been in Buenos Aires this week. Winter took it's time to come to our part of the Canadian hinterlands this year but the first day of December seems to have been the cue to turn off...

DEEPER WOUNDS (EXPANSIVAS) Trailer: A Family's Past Goes Ballistic in Argentine Crime Thriller

Ramiro García Bogliano's crime thriller Deeper Wounds is all set to have its world premiere tomorrow at the 42nd International Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana, Cuba. We have been asked by our friends at Crudo Films, one...

SLUM VIRGIN/LA VIRGEN CABEZA: MATAR AL DRAGON's Jimena Monteoliva to Adapt Argentine Novel

Good news out of Buenos Aires yesterday. Variety reported that my friend, Jimena Monteoliva, director of thriller-horror Clementina and dark fantasy Matar al dragon, will adapt the novel La Virgen Cabeza (Slum Virgin) from local author Gabriela Cabezón Cámara. She...

Los Cabos 2020: Guide To The After Dark Section

The Los Cabos International Film Festival kicked off its 2020 edition last Wednesday, November 11th. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the prestigious Mexican festival decided to bet on an entirely virtual format, with no cost. As genre cinema aficionados, we...

Shudder in December: New CREEPSHOW Special, New LAST DRIVE-IN Special Cap Off The Year

Well, it's been a year, hasn't it? How we celebrate the holidays this year may change with the current climate but one thing is always certain, we will all need a distraction or time away from it all at some...

Review: DIVINE LOVE, Religious Hypocrisy in Brazilian Sci-fi

Divine Love is a quietly biting satire, brilliantly realized by Mascaro, a director who is operating on the highest level of artistry in every aspect. Do not miss this!

Final Girls Chile 2020: DIABLO ROJO PTY, MATAR AL DRAGON y THE RETURNED Headline Free Online Event

This one kind of snuck up on us. Things being what they are we lost track of our friends at Final Girls Chile down in Santiago this year. But they have soldiered on and will be putting on a free...

Blood Window 2020: Official Screenings & Spotlight on International Projects Announced

Prior to the weekend Variety first announced the official selection of screenings that will take place during Blood Window at the end of the month.    Under normal circumstances these films would be screened throughout the duration of the festival....

Morelia 2020 Interview: Director Rodrigo Reyes on 499, A Docufiction About Mexico's Violent Past And Present

2021 will mark the 500th anniversary of the fall of Tenochtitlán, the capital of the Aztec Empire. No doubt this landmark is going to be a much-discussed topic in Mexico. Director Rodrigo Reyes has ready a film that by thinking...

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like... Morbido!?!

Nothing irks a horror fan more than seeing the Yueltide season's slinking takeover of store shelves even before Halloween has come and gone. You will forgive us for bringing up something Christmas related this soon, but we do so with...

TetroVideo Announces DVD Releases of Extreme Flicks DELIRIO And CARCINOMA

TetroVideo is relatively new outfit over in the UK hell bent on distributing extreme and challenging horror cinema. Releasing independant horror cinema in limited releases of 100 copies on all-region DVD they're bound to have something for all you extreme...

Blood Window 2020: Official Selection Projects for Blood Window LAB 2020

Today Blood Window announced the 15 projects selected for the official Blood Window LAB, part of the genre program at the Ventana Sur co production market in Buenos Aires, Argentina.   With a lot of filmmakers chomping at the bit...

Sitges 2020: NO MATARÁS Trailer, Mario Casas in a Frantic Spiral

Set to screen at the upcoming Sitges International Film Festival, David Victori's No matarás (English title: Cross the Line) stars Spanish actor Mario Casas, who is well-known among his fans for his lead performances, especially in romantic dramas and on...

Shudder in October: CREEPSHOW Gets Animated, Vincent Price Times Five, And Horror, Horror, Horror!

As October looms just a reminder that the second half of Shudder's 61 Days of Halloween is about to kick into full gear. The more dedicated of us have been giving it the old college try and doing our best...