The horror anthology is alive and better than ever. It’s almost as though classic films like Creepshow and Black Sabbath are becoming parents and grandparents. Films like Tales of Halloween and In The Dark are making the horror anthology great again. Eight Mexican filmmakers are getting in on the action. Mexico Barbaro is showing us how great Mexican horror can be.
Eight Mexican directors unite to create tales of the most brutally terrifying Mexican traditions and legends to vividly shocking life. MEXICO BARBARO presents haunting stories that have been woven into the fabric of a nation’s culture, some passed down through the centuries and some new, but all equally frightening. Stories of boogeymen, trolls, ghosts, monsters, Aztec sacrifices and of course the Day of the Dead all come together in urban and rural settings to create an anthology that is as original as it is familiar and as important as it is horrifying.
Directing the films are Isaac Ezban (upcoming Fantastic Fest award winner The Incident), Laurette Flores Bornn, Jorge Michel Grau (We Are What We Are, The ABCs of Death), Ulises Guzman, Edgar Nito, Lex Ortega (Here Comes the DevilFrankenstein’s Army, Gigi Saul Guerrero (El Gigante, Choose Your Victim), and Aaron Soto
Orchestrating the monster of a film is Lex Ortega, who felt that Mexico had more to offer in the horror genre. He tracked down seven filmmakers whose work stood out to him, and invited them the play along. Together they all worked to make a film that not only entertains, but shows that Guillermo Del Toro isn’t the only great Mexican Horror filmmaker. According to director Laurette Flores Bornn, the film has a very raw, uncut feel to it, which is due in part to the crews highly independent status. Based on the trailer below, this film looks like a lot of fun.
Mexico Barbaro premiered last fall at the legendary Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival. It’s since hit Morbido in Mexico, as well as the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival last month.
The eight short films come together for release on VOD or Dark Sky DVD on Novermber 3, 2015.
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