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Frightfest 2019: ‘I Am Toxic’ Review

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Stars: Esteban Prol, Horacio Fontova, Sergio Podelei, Gastón Cocchiarale, Fini Bocchino, Verónica Intile | Written by Daniel de la Vega, Pablo Parés, Paulo Soria | Directed by Daniel de la Vega, Pablo Parés

Directed by Daniel de la Vega (Dead End) and Pablo Parés (Plaga Zombie), this Spanish language film, called Soy tóxico in it’s native Argentina, was also penned by the two directors along with Paulo Soria. It’s a story of a man lost in a world of death and impending doom, fighting and running for his life.

I was very curious about this movie, and I was right to be. It’s a very peculiar film, and there are some incredibly unique and bizarre things going on.

I Am Toxic starts with a lost man waking up in a pile of bones and dead bodies and he appears to be out in the middle of nowhere. He doesn’t appear to remember anything,
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Horror Highlights: Fantaspoa 2019’s Final Wave of Films, Hell House LLC III: Lake Of Fire, Acid Pit Stop

In addition to the bevy of films screening at this year's Fantaspoa, the festival has some really rad events planned, including an Alice in Wonderland-themed costume party. Also in today's Horror Highlights: production and release details for Hell House LLC III: Lake of Fire and a trailer for Acid Pit Stop.

Fantaspoa Announces Final Wave of Films: "Brazil's Fantaspoa, the largest genre film festival in Latin America, is proud to unveil its final wave of films selected for their upcoming fifteenth edition, running from May 16th through June 2nd. This announcement completes the fest's full 2019 line-up, consisting of more than 100 films.

The festival's live events will kick-off with an Alice in Wonderland-themed costume party, followed by a concert featuring, among others, Demian Rugna's band, Pasco 637. As they did last year, the festival will celebrate its closing night party, a masquerade ball, aboard a boat on the Guaiba River,
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Horror Highlights: Roger Corman to Attend Fantaspoa 2019, The Young Cannibals Trailer, Glass Contest Winners

As promised, Fantaspoa 2019 has announced the second wave of films, and we are here to share the list of screenings with our readers, along with the exciting news that the legendary Roger Corman will be in attendance as a special guest. Also in today's Horror Highlights: Universal and DeviantArt's "Heroes vs. Villains" Glass contest winners and DeviantArt's interview with M. Night Shyamalan, as well as a trailer for The Young Cannibals.

Fantaspoa 2019 Announces Second Wave of Films, Roger Corman to Attend: "Brazil's Fantaspoa, the largest genre film festival in Latin America, is proud to reveal the second wave of films selected for their upcoming fifteenth edition, running from May 16th through June 2nd. The celebrated genre film fest, which takes place annually in Porto Alegre will announce their full line-up, consisting of more than 100 films, on the first week of May.

The 2019 edition of the festival will pay an homage
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Horror Highlights: Fantaspoa 2019, Miskatonic’s The Shadow Over Lovecraft: Interrogating H.P. Lovecraft’S Racism, Down To Hell Game, Trail Of Blood on Audible

Fantaspoa 2019 ― which will take place from May 16th through June 2nd in Porto Alegre ― has announced its first wave of films! The complete lineup will be revealed in early May. Also: The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies - NYC presents The Shadow Over Lovecraft: Interrogating H.P. Lovecraft's Racism, Down to Hell game release details, and Trail of Blood's release on Audible.

Fantaspoa 2019's First Wave of Films Announced: "Brazil's Fantaspoa, the largest genre film festival in Latin America, is proud to reveal the first wave of films selected for their upcoming fifteenth edition, running from May 16th through June 2nd, 2019. The celebrated film fest, which takes place annually in Porto Alegre will announce their full line-up, consisting of more than 100 films, on the first week of May.

The whimsical poster for the festival's 2019 edition pays homage to Lewis Carroll’s Alice, one of literature and cinema's most memorable fantasy characters,
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“Punto Muerto” (“Dead End”) /First Stills and Teaser Revealed

“Punto Muerto” (“Dead End”) direct by Daniel de la Vega First Stills and Teaser Revelead Hello my name Paula, I am the Press Manager of Black Mandala. I send you attached the press kit of the suspense and horror movie “Punto Muerto” (“Dead End”) direct by Daniel de la Vega (“Jennifer`s Shadow” – Faye Dunaway-, “White Coffin”, …

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Punto Muerto (Dead End): Stills And Teaser Revealed For 40s Style Murder Mystery Film From Argentina

The first teaser and a selection of images were passed along to us today for Daniel de la Vega’s new film Punto Muerto (Dead End). Luis Penafiel is a writer who has just finished a novel that presents the perfect crime in a closed room. He has achieved the respect and admiration of all their fellow writers because of the surprising and dramatic resolution of his story. The same night, a writer will be killed, following the same pattern in its history. Peñafiel is accused of the crime, and to prove his innocence, he must find the real killer. In its effort to prove his not guilty, Peñafiel, you will discover that nothing is more confusing than an obvious fact... Daniel de la...

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‘I Am Toxic’ Is A Low-Budget ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Homage With Zombies [Rotterdam Review]

This low-budget homage to “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “I Am Toxic” (“Soy Tóxico“) has all the typical dystopian traits: arid wastelands, sepia tones, gruff apocalyptic shouting. Under clear influence from George A. Romero and Joe Dante, South American horror stalwarts Pablo Parés and Daniel de la Vega have produced a hostile imaginary, an Argentina both primitive and futuristic.

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Blood Window 2018: Terrified (Aterrados) Wins Best Latin American Film, And More

On Friday morning the award ceremony was held for the Ventana Sur film market. Of special interest to us at Screen Anarchy were the winners of the awards for the Blood Window program, the genre focused co-production program of Vs.    Demian Rugna's Terrified (Aterrados) was awarded the Effff Latino Award for the best Latin American film of the year by the European Fantastic Film Festival Federation.    Jimena Monteoliva's follow up to last year's Clementina, To Kill The Dragon, won the Sofia Films Award. She will get color correction and VFX supervision for her film which was presented as a work in progress during this year's market.    Daniel de la Vega and Pablo Pares' throwback to postapocalyptic wasteland films Soy Toxico (I Am...

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Fantasia 2016: White Coffin is dark, slick and gory Argentinian horror [Review]

It's every mother's worst nightmare: the abduction of her child and the panic and desperation that immediately ensue. The prolific writing duo of Adrian and Ramiro Garcia Bogliano (Cold Sweat, Scherzo Diabolico) and noted Argentinian genre director Daniel de la Vega (Necrophobia) play to a genre audience by infusing their film with blood and gore and supernatural elements. But make no mistake: White Coffin is primarily a film about a mother's resolve in the face of unimaginable despair and the lengths she will go to to save her child.

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FrightFest 2016 Lineup Includes 31, The Devil’S Candy, Abattoir, Beyond The Gates, The Woods

Late this summer, West London's Horror Channel FrightFest 2016 will host an eclectic collection of horror films, including Rob Zombie's 31, Sean Byrne's The Devil's Candy, Darren Lynn Bousman's Abattoir, Jackson Stewart's Beyond the Gates, and Adam Wingard's The Woods:

Press Release: From grindhouse to art-house, feel-good to squeal-good, blockbuster to ghostbuster FrightFest returns in all its gory glory, now housed at the 12-screen Vue Cinema at Shepherd’s Bush, West London, from Aug 25 - Aug 29.

In its 17th year, the world renowned genre film festival will present 62 new feature films, embracing sixteen countries and bringing together established filmmakers, British first-timers and emerging international visionaries from six continents.

The opening night attraction is the European Premiere of My Father Die, Sean Brosnan’s brutal and beautiful feature debut – an ultra-stylish, uber violent revenge thriller that’s a calling card for Brosnan’s brilliant talents. And our
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Frightfest 2016 Line-Up Announced

The line-up for the 17th annual Frightfest has been announced, read on for more…

We’ve barely recovered from last year’s event but Frightfest is almost upon us again. The world of horror will descend on the British capital from Thursday 25th August, running until Monday 29th August. This year the event moves out of the London West End for the first time in its history, and will instead take place at the Vue in Shepard’s Bush. The move is primarily motivated by building work at the original location, but does mean that there will be a lot more space, and more space means more films.

Last year’s event showcased 76 of the best new genre films on the market, a very impressive number. Never ones to rest on their laurels, the Frightfest organisers have an enormous 62 films on display this year, giving the audience a little more space to breathe,
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Full line-up for Horror Channel FrightFest 2016 announced

Horror Channel FrightFest has announced the full line-up of films for 2016, which features a total of 62 new feature films including 19 world premieres and 35 UK and European premieres.

“For seventeen years now FrightFest has led the way through landmark changes in the genre, altered perceptions of fandom and embraced the revolutions in platforms and distribution models,” states Alan Jones, co-director of the festival. “It continues to do so this year with a breathtaking selection of genre attractions with the widest appeal and breadth of focus. We stand out because we stand for something special – a one-stop roadmap through everything you need to see to be totally up to speed with what the next year in horror fantasy will be all about”.

Check out the full line-up from the official press release here…

The opening night attraction is the European Premiere of My Father Die, Sean Brosnan’s brutal and beautiful feature debut – an ultra-stylish,
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FrightFest unveils 2016 line-up

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FrightFest unveils 2016 line-up
London-based genre festival to feature 19 world premieres and 35 UK & European premieres.

Horror Channel FrightFest has unveiled the line-up for its upcoming 17th edition, taking place at its new home of the Vue Shepherd’s Bush from Aug 25-29.

Sean Brosnan’s revenge thriller My Father Die [pictured] receives its European premiere as the opening film, while the UK premiere of Sang-ho Yeon’s Cannes title Train To Busan closes this year’s festival.

In total, the 62-strong feature line-up includes 19 world premieres and 35 UK & European premieres. Ivan Silvestrini’s Monolith, Tricia Lee’s creepy chiller Blood Hunters and Nick Jongerius’ gory The Windmill Massacre are among the world premieres.

Meanwhile, Adam Wingard’s eagerly anticipated The Woods will receive its European premiere in the Main Screen strand, playing alongside the likes of Stephen King adaptation Cell, Italian box office hit They Call Me Jeeg Robot and Cody Calahan’s Let Her Out.

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Fear Death With The Trailer For Daniel De La Vega's Necrophobia 3D

Of all the countries in Latin America it is Argentina which has most wholeheartedly embraced genre film in recent years, with a handful of talented young filmmakers driving a push towards horror film in that country that has since spilled out into surrounding areas while finding great success around the world in international festivals. And amongst that core group, Daniel De La Vega was one of the first - his filmography reaching back into the 1990s and boasting titled such as Jennifer's Shadow which found distribution around the globe and proved to the locals that you could actually do this. Well, De La Vega is deep into post on his latest offering now and he's blazing new ground for local audiences once again with a...

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First Images From Argentinian Horror Lo Siniestro

We’ve covered a good amount of Argentinian horror film in these pages in the past and the more we do the more I realize just how interconnected the film scene is there, and just how supportive many of the key players are of each other’s work. Case in point: upcoming title Lo Siniestro. The film was directed by Sergio Mazurek with producing duties handled by Hernan Findling (director of Breaking Nikki), cinematography by Daniel De La Vega (director of Death Knows Your Name) and some of the script writing chores handled by Nicanor Loreti (director of El Kuervo). Oh ... and the lead actor? That’s Luis Ziembrowski, co-director of The Owner. See what I mean?

Clara (Paula Siero) is a 30 something year old nurse suffering from amnesia. After her mother’s death, she travels to Mar Sereno, the town where she was born. But she will be followed by a terrible curse,
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