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   

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   

Valdivia 2013 Review: CICHONGA, Classic Grindhouse Imitation Going Slightly Wrong

In the first days of the Valdivia film festival here in Chile, the talk of the town was the world premiere of Cichonga, which is weird for a festival where the main focus is art house cinema from around the... More »

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   

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 »

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 »

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   

Santiago 2013 Review: EL ALCALDE (The Mayor) Is The Perfect Portrait Of Fascism

Mauricio Fernández Garza is the mayor of the municipal territory of San Pedro Garza García, one of the richest in Mexico, where the wealthiest people of the country come to live, not only because other people like them live there,... More »

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   

Interview: Director Rodrigo Ordoñez On DEPOSITARIES, Mexican Science Fiction, And The Possibility Of A Remake

Rodrigo Ordoñez's first feature film Depositaries (Depositarios) opened in Mexican cinemas last Friday after three years of struggle for proper distribution, a delay that's not unusual when it comes to Mexican movies. The film had its festival run back in... More »

Santiago 2013 Review: HIJO DE TRAUCO (Trauco's Son) Is Admirable, Yet Hollow

Chiloé is an island in the territory of Chile, and it's maybe the most interesting place in my country that I've yet to visit for myself. It's plagued with myths and legends, creatures and magicians, stories about ghosts and witches... More »

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 »

Hey, Mexico City! Win Tickets To See The Documentary EL PACIENTE INTERNO (THE CONVICT PATIENT)!

Alejandro Solar's El Paciente Interno (The Convict Patient) is one of the best Mexican films I have seen this year. A documentary telling the little-known story of the man (Carlos Castañeda) who tried to kill former Mexico president Gustavo Díaz... More »

Santiago 2013 Review: MAKNUM GONZALEZ Plays It Safe And Wins

Ernesto Díaz Espinoza is a beloved figure on Twitch. He even wrote a review here (while extremely drunk) of his own film Bring Me the Head of the Machine Gun Woman, which was the first of what he labelled LatinXploitation. That... More »

Opening In Mexico: Adam Wingard's YOU'RE NEXT

Adam Wingard's You're Next is opening in Mexican cinemas on Friday, September 13, only three weeks after its North American release (and two years after its premiere at TIFF!). You're Next was previously screened in Mexico at the Guanajuato International... More »

Hey, Mexico City! Win Tickets For The Premiere Of Ariel Winner DEPOSITARIOS!

Rodrigo Ordoñez's Depositarios, a Mexican science fiction movie, has been around since 2010, going through such film festivals as Sci-Fi London, Fantastic Planet, San Diego Latino Film Festival, Morbido and Macabro. This is the official synopsis from the press kit: "In... More »

Santiago 2013 Review: VER Y ESCUCHAR (SEE AND LISTEN) Makes You Warm On The Inside

José Luis Torres Leiva has managed to make a name for himself in the reflective-contemplative advocates among those who study the new trends of modern cinema. Among his film projects are festival winners like The Sky, the Earth and the... More »

Morelia 2013: Cuarón's GRAVITY Is The Opening Film

After confirming its official Mexican selection, as well as the visit of Alejandro Jodorowsy, the Morelia Film Festival (FICM) 2013 has ready the third big announment: Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity will be the opening film. Many people predicted this to happen,... More »

Let's See If You Love The Quirky Trailer For Peruvian Comedy THAT THING YOU LOVE

Back in 2003, director Alvaro Velarde debuted Destiny Has No Favorites, a comedy riddled with social commentary about a housewife who rents her house for the filming of a soap opera, getting caught up in the fictional world being created... More »

Feel The Cold And Loneliness of THE QUISPE GIRLS In First Clips

The Chilean film Las niñas Quispe (The Quispe Girls) had its world premiere at the International Critics Week at the Venice Film Festival this weekend. The independent section of the festival groups together seven debut feature films from all over... More »
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