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Documentary as the making of of 'Count Dracula', a film directed in 1970 by Jesús Franco. Vampir-Cuadecuc is possibly the key film to understand the transition that takes place in the Spanish cinematographic field from the period of the "new cinemas" (allowed by the Franco administration) towards the clandestine, illegal practices or open opposition to the Franco regime. It consists of a filming from the filming of the commercial film El Conde Drácula, by Jess Franco.
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A horrifying story of a shaman's inheritance in the Isan region of Thailand. What could be possessing a family member might not be the Goddess they make it out to be. A documentary team follows Nim, a shaman based in Northern Thai, the Isan area, and encounters her niece Mink showing strange symptoms that seem to be of inheritance of shamanism. The team decides to follow Mink, hoping to capture the shaman lineage passing on to the next generation, but her bizarre behavior becomes more extreme.
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In 1954, with an already promising track record on stage, Helga Liné debuted in Spain's theatre scene. From the 60s and on the German actress lived a blooming career on cinema. Peplum, thriller, comedy, spaghetti western, eurospy, adventure… no genre would avoid her, and due to her contribution to fantastique and horror movies, she became La Dama del Fantaterror.
At the dawn of the Second World War, Nazism was extending its grip over South America. The Golden Angel, a Mexican masked wrestler, was recruited by the Americans in order to flush out the spies of the Third Reich and put a stop to their nefarious schemes. The Golden Angel's assignments, still classified Top Secret and therefore absent from the history books, even brought him to a pivotal confrontation with Hitler himself.
A documentary that pays tribute to the horror genre, a nostalgic and intense journey with the spirit of rock, to the universe of cinema, the passion of fantasy told by its specialists, fans and world stars. An entire international spiritual community twinned under the cathartic shadow of horror.
Fulci talks uncut conversation with Lucio Fulci by Antonietta De Lillo is a ride through the cinema of the 'gorefather' Lucio Fulci, nicknamed also 'the genre terrorist', a director that went from the comedies to the thrillers, from the spaghetti western to the horror movies. It is a 'journey' through the Italian and the international movies he made, he knew, loved and, occasionally, he criticized too with a well-owned sense of humor and a smart mouth. Antonietta De Lillo, after 30 years from an in-dept interview she did with Fulci, done with the film critic Marcello Garofalo, brings to light this rare and precious shooting and creates the unexpected portrait of a great and refined 'craftman of cinema'.
Manuel Pérez Clemente (Barcelona, June 24, 1941) is one of the most important Spanish illustrators, with his art he has crossed borders and has managed to be recognized worldwide. "Sanjulian, the power of illustration" in a documentary in which we will go through the life and work of this spectacular artist, told by himself, whose illustrations captivated George Lucas himself.
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What begins as a meeting of devotees of "bad cinema", with the mythical Uruguayan 'Act of violence in a young journalist' as the center and with testimonies from Daniel Hendler (among others), becomes an investigation about its elusive director with unexpected consequences.
A retrospective look at A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985) and the life of its lead actor, Mark Patton and the homoerotic subtext and the special place that the 'Nightmare' franchise keeps within the canon of gay cinema.
In 1965, three years before the release of George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead, in Tucumán, director Ofelio Linares Montt shot Zombies in the Sugar Cane Field, a horror film with strong politi- cal allegories. The film opened in the us to great success, but when it was time for its Argentine release, in the midst of Onganía's regime, things went south and all trace of the film was lost. Following Lu- ciano Saracino, a writer in search for the film's original screenplay, Schembri's documentary researches the steps of this cursed classic, with a few surviving images and testimonies of critics, filmmakers and the beloved Isabel Sarli. At the end, an idea is summoned: aren't there too many "coincidences" between Linares Montt's and George A. Romero's films?
A travel experience, an encounter with other codes and other gods in a contemporary Lithuania. In the country where legends and pagan practices have survived the influence of the Catholic religion and later the Soviet bloc to feed a folklore still tenacious, weighs the strange sensation of presences belonging to another world.
Strigoi is the original ancient Romanian myth for vampires. Between 2005 and 2007 a massive "pandemic" of Strigoi occurred in the region of Oltenia from Romania. People went sick without a medical reason, graves were unearthed, having the dead slain, with their heart impaled and burnt to ashes. Five people were prosecuted for Grave Desecration. As of today, the condemned Strigoi slayers still claim that they saved their families from being taken to death by the unholy spirit. This is the dramatization of their story.