South America, 1919. We’re at the mate plantation of some rich Spanish colonialists who exploit the native Guaraní in order to ship the goods to Europa. Julia, the wife of a landowner, is expecting a son, but the child is stillborn. Desperately she turns to her Indian maid, Kerena, who believes in Iguazú, the mythical… Continue reading The Returned by Laura Casabé
If there’s something strange wandering the grounds of your typical 1918 Hungerian village, who you gonna call? Ghostbuster Tomás, using science to keep the dead where they belong… Director Péter Bergendy wrote his thesis on horror film psychology and uses all the dirty tricks in the book. Let that be a warning.
Already feature film #3 that comes out of our young genre film market, our beloved BIF Market, and that in just 4 editions! That’s our ripple in the economic pond! But enough shameless self-adulation (for the moment), let’s get down to it. Philip lost his sister years ago. She died under very suspicious circumstances, turning… Continue reading In the Trap
Hanif, pater familias of a seemingly perfect family, decides to take his wife and three children to the orphanage where he grew up. Not because he didn’t come up with better holiday plans, but because Mr. Bandi, who was like a father to Hanif, is on his deathbed… Two of Hanif’s best friends, who also… Continue reading The Queen of Black Magic
It seems the Philippines put aside their traditional ghosts more and more to plunge into relentless horror: after EERIE, that single-handedly boosted sales for night lamps for adults in 2018, here comes the new unfiltered nightmare out of Erik Matti’s mind, the #1 most prolific Filipino genre filmmaker. We’re in 1985, Luis gets a call… Continue reading The Entity