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Spanish horror/comedy “THE NIGHT OF THE VIRGIN” pops its U.S. release cherry; trailer and poster

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

After an award-winning tour of international festivals, the Spanish production THE NIGHT OF THE VIRGIN (LA NOCHE DE VIRGEN) is heading for North American release this summer. Read on for the details, trailer and poster.

Cleopatra Entertainment announced that it has picked up all U.S./Canadian rights to VIRGIN, and will release it on multiple VOD platforms June 12 and DVD July 10. Directed by Roberto San Sebastián, scripted by Guillermo Guerrero and starring Javier Bódalo, Miriam Martín, Victor Amilibia, Ignatius Farray and Rocío Suárez, the film has won 13 festival prizes, including Best Feature Film at Mexico’s Morbido and Best Foreign Language Film at Sydney, Australia’s A Night of Horror International Film Festival. The synopsis: “Nico [Bódalo], a naive 20-year-old, is determined to lose his virginity at a New Year’s Eve party. When he finds Medea [Martín], a cunning and attractive mature woman, he follows her home with the promise of finally losing his virginity. There’s only one problem. Instead of celebratory sex, he receives an intense lecture about the Nepalese goddess Naoshi and finds a cup of menstrual blood in the bathroom. Things go from perverse to worse when Medea’s jealous boyfriend arrives, trapping Nico in the apartment with the steadily growing suspicion that Naoshi is no myth.”

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.