13th Apr2018

First round of films announced for ‘Fantaspoa 2018′

by Phil Wheat

Brazil’s Fantaspoa, the largest genre film festival in Latin America, is proud to reveal the first wave of films selected for their upcoming fourteenth edition, running from May 17th through June 3rd. 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.

Fifteen features have just been announced, in addition to the previously-announced opening night film, Rodrigo Aragão’s Brazilian feature A Mata Negra, and closing night film, A Pedra da Serpente – the first feature from award-winning Brazilian filmmaker Fernando Sanches, co-produced by the festival’s own Fantaspoa Produções.

Honored guests at Fantaspoa 2018 include “Masters of Horror” creator Mick Garris, renowned for his cinematic adaptations of Stephen King novels; and Romanian actress Elina Löwensohn, famous for starring in features from Hal Hartley, Michael Almereyda, and other greats. Attending filmmakers include Marc Carreté, Owen Egerton, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, Bertrand Mandico, Ted Geoghegan, Mike McCutchen, JJ Weber, Jenn Wexler, and Issa López – with many more to be announced.

The first round of fantastic features selected for Fantaspoa 2018 are:

  • After the Lethargy (Marc Carreté, Spain) – World Premiere
  • Blood Fest (Owen Egerton, U.S.) – International Premiere
  • The Dark (Justin P. Lange, Austria/Canada) – Latin American Premiere
  • Ederlezi Rising (Lazar Bodroza, Serbia) – Latin American Premiere
  • The Endless (Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, U.S.) – Brazilian Premiere
  • Les Garçons Sauvages (Bertrand Mandico, France) – Latin American Premiere
  • Inuyashiki (Shinsuke Sato, Japan) – Latin American Premiere
  • Mohawk (Ted Geoghegan, U.S.) – Brazilian Premiere
  • The Next Kill (Mike McCutchen, U.S.) – World Premiere
  • Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (Sonny Laguna and Tommy Wiklund, U.K./U.S.) – International Premiere
  • The Ranger (Jenn Wexler, U.S.) – Latin American Premiere
  • Rock Steady Row (Trevor Stevens, U.S.) – International Premiere
  • The Scythe (Rustam Mosafir, Russia) – Latin American Premiere
  • Tigers Are Not Afraid (Issa López, Mexico) – Brazilian Premiere
  • The Witch Files (Kyle Rankin, U.S.) – World Premiere

For more information check out: www.fantaspoa.com | facebook.com/Fantaspoa

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