Cineteca Nacional's 55 Muestra: BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR, ONLY GOD FORGIVES, BLUE JASMINE And More!

Mexico City's Cineteca Nacional is home of the annual Muestra Internacional de Cine (International Showing of Cinema), a selection with some of the most important films of the year. The Muestra is arguably the most anticipated film celebration in Mexico's... More »
  

Watch The Creepy Trailer For Jorge Olguin's WHISPERS OF THE FOREST

Chilean director Jorge Olguin has been a regular in these pages over the years as he has served up a string of horror pictures to local audiences and he returns once again with his 3D horror film Whispers of the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Morelia 2013: Film Awards Go To WORKERS, THE NAKED ROOM And THE GOLDEN CAGE

On Saturday, October 26, the award ceremony for Morelia 2013 took place. I don't know how the show went, as I instead attended the last festival screening of Blue is the Warmest Color, but here are some thoughts and the... More »
  

Watch The Green Band Trailer For Adrian Bogliano's HERE COMES THE DEVIL

When Adrian Bogliano's Here Comes The Devil screened at Fantastic Fest it pulled off a feat that I do not believe any other film screened at the largest genre fest in America has ever done, sweeping every award in its... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

THE INCIDENT: Check The First Stills From Isaac Ezban's Low Budget SciFi

A winner at the recent Mercado Fantastico - the new project market attached to Austin's Fantastic Fest, designed to help projects find co-producers, investors, etc - Mexican director Isaac Ezban has launched production on his low budget science fiction project... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

First Blood Soaked Images From Guillermo Martinez' THE DEVIL'S WOMEN

Young Argentinian director Guillermo Martinez caught the eye of horror fans earlier this year with his debut feature - the rape revenge picture When Your Flesh Screams. And with that picture now in post he's already at work on his... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch The Red-band Trailer for HERE COMES THE DEVIL

It came, it saw, and it left with all the major horror awards, along with lots of major accolades. We're talking about Mexican horror film Here Comes the Devil, written and directed by Adrián García Bogliano of Cold Sweat fame.... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Baja Film Festival 2013: Official Selection Revealed, Includes THE DIRTIES

The second edition of the Baja International Film Festival (BIFF), celebrated in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico, is taking shape. Charlie Sheen is going south the border as festival guest, while the animated 3D movie Foosball (aka Metegol) is confirmed... More »
  

First Trailer For Abortion-Themed Chilean Thriller APIO VERDE Provokes Controversy

The first trailer of the new movie by genre-film Chilean director Francesc Morales (Humanimal), has appeared after months from its first screenings around the world in different festivals and venues, and now is trying to have a Chilean release, but... More »
  

Morbido 2013: GRAND PIANO, CHIMERES And THE COMPLEX Among First Wave Of Titles

In a month's time the Morbido International Horror and Fantasy Film Festival will descend upon the colonial town of Pátzcuaro, Mexico, for its sixth edition. The first wave of titles have been announced and as always there will be an... More »
  

Check The Fantastic Poster Art For Mexico's Morbido Festival!

Mexico gets horrific next month with the arrival of the annual Morbido Festival in Patzcuaro. Always featuring a stellar selection of genre treats from Mexico, Latin America and the rest of the world, Morbido has become a great favorite here... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Ayacucho International Film Festival Announces Its First Edition

In recent years, Peru has become home to many film festivals. Joining the veteran Lima Film Fest, which wrapped up its 17th edition a couple of months ago, are other events such as Lima Independiente, focused on indie films; the... More »
  

Morelia 2013 Chingonized: Robert Rodriguez And Danny Trejo In Morelia To Present MACHETE KILLS!

Rumors turned out to be true and Robert Rodriguez is confirmed as special guest for this year's Morelia International Film Festival, kicking off on October 18. During his very first visit to a Mexican film festival, RR won't be alone... More »
  

Feratum 2013 Dispatch, Day 3: Masters of Horror's Master Class And A Perfect Closing With BIG BAD WOLVES!

While the very last Feratum 2013 screening was scheduled at 7 PM on October 6, the film press returned to Mexico City that same day around 1:30 PM, hence day three of the festival (Saturday, October 5) was really my... More »
  

Feratum 2013 Dispatch: Film Awards Go To THE COSMONAUT, BIRTH OF THE LIVING DEAD And QUEST FOR THE POWER SPHERE

The award ceremony of Feratum 2013 took place at Teatro Obrero on Saturday, October 5, before the screening of closing film Big Bad Wolves. During the ceremony, Mexico's legendary el Santo was honored and guests José Mojica Marins, Gary Pullin... More »
  

Watch The Astounding Trailer For Argentinian SciFi UNDERLAND: THE LAST SURFACER

Just in case the rapid rise of Evil Dead director Fede Alvarez - who jumped straight to making studio features on the strength of his Uruguayan short film Panic Attack - was not enough to convince you that things are... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The Second ZOMBIE SHARK Trailer Arrives: Two Girls One Shark!

Cast your mind back to June, when we had a sneak trailer for Tiburón Zombie aka. Zombie Shark, featuring a pretty girl sunning next to a bathtub with a zombie shark in it. Well, that was perhaps more of a... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

The Fantaspoa Festival Enters The Production Arena With JORGE AND ALBERTO VS THE NEOLIBERAL DEMONS

What's the next logical step beyond bringing films to audiences? Ask the folks behind Brazil's Fantaspoa Festival and they'll tell you it's actually making the films and then bringing them to audiences.Fantaspoa have teamed up with Argentina's Desquicio Producciones to... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Peru Chooses Sci-Fi Drama THE CLEANER As Its 2014 Oscar Hopeful

The Peruvian Ministry of Culture announced today the country's official submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2014 Academy Awards; the honor goes to The Cleaner ("El Limpiador"), from first-time director Adrián Saba, A drama with science fiction overtones,... More »
  

Morelia 2013, International Lineup: BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR, THE GRANDMASTER, INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS, BLUE JASMINE And More!

One of the reasons Morelia (FICM) is considered the very best Mexican film festival is its international lineup, always premiering in Mexico some of the most anticipated movies of the year (including the Palm d'Or winner). After rumors and predictions,... More »
  
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