Fantastic Fest, Austin's film festival dedicated to the best in global genre, has announced the partial lineup for its 14th edition, which will take place September 20 - 27, and will feature four Latin American films from Argentina, Brazil, and Chile.
Having its North American premiere after its Cannes premiere is Argentine director Alejandro Fadel's Muere, Monstruo, Muere / Murder Me, Monster, a visual horror masterpiece that lures you into the fascinating and opaque underworld of serial murder, supernatural obsession, metaphysical hallucinations, forbidden love — and one nightmarishly gross monster.
Also in its North American premiere is the Chilean film La casa lobo / The Wolf House, the debut feature by Cristóbal León and Joaquín Cociña. An animated tale, supposedly restored from the archives of a German colony by the Chilean government, The Wolf House is the unsettling story of Maria, punished with a hundred nights alone in a cabin in the woods.
From Brazil comes Morto Não Fala / The Night Shifterby Dennison Ramalho in which an attendant at a busy morgue who can also converse with the dead puts his loved ones in peril using his forbidden knowledge for vengeance in Dennison Ramalho’s (Ninjas; ABCs of Death 2) twisted and gleefully icky feature debut.
And lastly, having its U.S. premiere is the Argentine film Aterrados / Terrified by Demián Rugna. Strange things are going on in a Buenos Aires neighborhood. Demián Rugna’s constantly surprising and truly spine-chilling horror film has one goal: to scare the shit out of everyone.