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20 more fright features join Fantaspoa festival lineup

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Joining the titles previously announced here, a whole bunch more international horror/fantasy/thriller films have been added to the slate at the Fantaspoa festival, along with a slew of filmmakers.

Fantaspoa, Latin America’s largest genre fest, takes place in the Brazilian lakeside city of Porto Alegre May 17-June 3. The latest movies revealed are:

  • ATERRADOS (Demián Rugna, Argentina)—Brazilian Premiere
  • BERLIN FALLING (Ken Duken, Germany)—Brazilian Premiere
  • BRAVESTORM (Jun’ya Okabe, Japan)—Latin American Premiere
  • ERREMENTARI (Paul Urkijo Alijo, Spain/France)—Latin American Premiere
  • FAMILY (Veronica Kedar, Israel, Germany)—Latin American Premiere
  • FIESTA NIBIRU (Manuel Facal, Uruguay)—Latin American Premiere
  • FRIENDLY BEAST (Gabriela Amaral Almeida, Brazil)—Regional Premiere
  • FRAMED (Marc Martínez Jordán, Spain)—Latin American Premiere
  • EL HABITANTE (Guillermo Amoedo, Mexico/Chile)—Brazilian Premiere
  • KNUCKLEBALL (Michael Peterson, Canada)—Latin American Premiere
  • LUCIFERINA (Gonzalo Calzada, Argentine)—Brazilian Premiere
  • LUZ (Tilman Singer, Germany)—Brazilian Premiere
  • MADRAZA (Hernan Aguilar, Argentina)—Brazilian Premiere
  • MAL NOSSO (Samuel Galli, Brazil)—Brazilian Premiere
  • MATAR A DIOS (Caye Casas and Albert Pintó, Spain)—Brazilian Premiere
  • SNOWFLAKE (Adolfo Kolmerer and William James, Germany)—Latin American Premiere
  • TRAUMA (Lucio A. Rojas, Chile)—Brazilian Premiere
  • THE VELOCIPASTOR (Brendan Steere, U.S./China)—Brazilian Premiere
  • VAMPIRE CLAY (Sôichi Umezawa, Japan)—Latin American Premiere
  • VAMPYRVIDAR (a.k.a. VIDAR THE VAMPIRE, pictured; Thomas Aske Berg, Norway)—Latin American Premiere

Aguilar, Alijo, Almeida, Amoedo, Berg, Lazar Bodroza, Calzada, Casas, Facal, Galli, Aryeh Hasfari, Kolmerer, Jordán, David Masterson, Peterson, Pintó, Rojas, Singer and Stoya will be among the talent on hand. In addition, William Lustig (MANIAC, the MANIAC COP trilogy) will receive a career achievement award at the festival. For more info, head over to the event’s Facebook page.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.