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Overseas chillers “LUCIFERINA” and “BLUE MY MIND” coming to America next month; art, trailers, details

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Two foreign-made genre features that have racked up praise on the festival circuit are seeing Stateside release in November; read on for the info, key art and trailers.

Artsploitation Films will bring Argentinean horror specialist Gonzalo Calzada’s LUCIFERINA (pictured) to Blu-ray and DVD November 20, then issue it to digital HD, including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Vudu and more, December 4. Malena Sánchez, Sofia del Tuffo, Marta Lubos, Pedro Merlo and Vando Villamil star; the synopsis: “Natalia [Sánchez]] is a 19-year-old novice who reluctantly returns home to say goodbye to her dying father. But when she meets up with her sister and her friends, she decides instead to travel the jungle in search of a mystical plant. Instead of pleasure, they find a world of black masses, strange pregnancies, bloody deaths and perhaps, a sexually violent clash with the devil himself.”

Uncork’d Entertainment already has Lisa Brühlmann’s acclaimed body-horror/coming-of-age film BLUE MY MIND crossing the country in special screenings; it begins a two-week run at Los Angeles’ Laemmle Glendale theater November 2, and then comes to VOD November 13, on platforms including iTunes, Amazon Instant, Vudu, Google Play, xbox, Fandango Now, YouTube and Dish. The cast is headed by Luna Wedler, Zoë Pastelle Holthuizen, Regula Grauwiller, Georg Scharegg, Lou Haltinner and Yael Meier; the synopsis: “Fifteen-year-old Mia [Wedler] and her parents move to the suburbs of Zürich. While Mia plunges into a wild teenager existence, her body begins to change oddly. First hardly noticeably, but then with a force that threatens to drive her out of her mind. Mia’s transformation progresses inexorably, and she turns into the being which has slumbered within her for years…and is now gaining the upper hand.”

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.