Water. It can mean hope and life, but in the depths of darkness, inspires the most chilling thoughts in those who dare to explore them. This year, the 12th iteration of Mórbido Film Fest welcomes a batch of visual, auditory and narrative experiences which’ll take us from exhilaration, to mystery, science fiction and to the most abject horror. This unfathomable ocean awaits for you to dive in. This is our official selection of Latin American feature films.
A Night of Horror: Nightmare Radio
Dir: Luciano y Nicolás Onetti, Sergio Morcillo, Joshua Long, Jason Bognacki, Adam O´Brien, Matt Richards, A.J. Briones, Pablo S. Pastor, Oliver Park.
Cast: Clara Kovacic, Michelle Costello, James Wright, Kera Obryon.
Argentina, New Zealand | 2019 | 98 m | color
Rod is a radio DJ. On his show, he tells horror stories, but one night he starts getting weird calls from a kid, who desperately needs help. At first, Rod dismiss it as prank calls, until he learns the terrible secret behind the voice on the phone.
Diablo rojo PTY
Dir: Sol Moreno.
Cast: Carlos Carrasco, Leo Wiznitzer, Alejandra Arauz, Natalia Beluche, Blas Valois, Renan Fernandez, Julian Urriola.
Panamá | 2019 | 80 m | color
A driver, his assistant, a priest and two cops will take on the forces of darkness and its poisonous sins in the middle of the panamanian jungle of Chrunqui, on board of a bus called “Diablo Rojo” (Red Devil), as their only refuge.
El diablo me dijo qué hacer
Dir: Alejandro G. Alegre.
Cast: Marcos Duarte, Micho Camacho, María Pura, Isaac Pérez Calzada, Blanca Ferreyra, Ángel Garnica, Horus, Enrique Cervantes, Pablo Toledo.
Mexico | 2019 | 93 m | color
A troubled young man with severe mental issues abducts a doctor, who specializes on selling medical insurance plans. His goal: force the physician to confess his most unforgivable sins.
Dir: Edgar Nito.
Cast: Leonardo Alonso, Eduardo Banda, Fernando Becerril, Myriam Bravo, Waldo facco, Pedro Joaquín, Pablo Guisa Koestinger, Pascacio López.
Mexico | 2019 | 93 m | color
Lalo steps inside the criminal underworld of the illegal gasoline extraction. What starts as a fast track to get the latest smartphone, rapidly turns into a fight for his life.
Dir: Flavio Pedota.
Cast: Rubén Guevara, Leonidas Urbina, Magdiel González, Genna Chanelle Hayes, Isabel Bertelsen, Yon Henao Calderón, Luca de Lima.
Venezuela, Mexico | 2019 | 96 m | color
A virus outbreak unleashes an epidemic of aggressive, cannibalistic creatures that invade the devastated city of Caracas, Venezuela. It’s there that Adam Vargas, a doctor, will start a journey to save his own son from the contagion.
Dir: Juan Diego Escobar Alzate.
Cast: Conrado Osorio, Yuri Vargas, Andrea Esquivel, Sharon Guzmán, Jim Muñoz, Johan Camacho, Daniel Paez, Marcela Robledo.
Colombia | 2019 | 103 m | color
In the dense, isolated mountains, a new Messiah arrives to a comune under the leadership of a preacher called The Lord. The presence of the Messiah brings so much misfortune that the preacher’s daughters start to question the meaning of God, the Devil and everything that makes them free.
Matar al dragón
Dir: Jimena Monteoliva.
Cast: Guillermo Pfening, Justina Bustos, Luis Machín, Cecilia Cartasegna, Querelle Delage.
Argentina | 2019 | 125 m | color
As a child, Elena is abducted and sent to Hell. Years later, she reemerges and reencounters with Facundo, her brother. What he doesn’t know, is that Elena will take the family on a walk to the horrors of her past.
Piedra, Papel y Tijeras
Dir: Macarena García Lenzi y Martín Blousson.
Cast: Valeria Giorcelli, Agustina Cerviño, Pablo Sigal.
Argentina | 2019 | 83 m | color
A couple of quirky misfit brothers’ routine is interrupted when their half-sister arrives, demanding her share of the family inheritance. The sibillings will start a series of sick games, just to reveal who is the rock, who is the paper and who is the scissors. A nerve-racking movie that questions the nature of family ties and gives us the key to happiness: an iron-clad last will and testament.
Dir: Pablo Olmos Arrayales.
Cast: Helena Puig, Antonio Alcantara Cruz, Markin López, Aaron Gómez, Axel Zapien, Max Concha, Héctor Vázquez, Meztli Reyes, Markin López.
Mexico | 2019 | 86 m | b/n
Lili is excited and nervous about her date with Eduardo, who she met through an online service. When they finally go out, each and every of her expectations are met. Eduardo is attractive and attentive. There’s just one thing she doesn’t like. He lied about something. But why?
Santa sangre 4K
Dir: Alejandro Jodorowsky.
Cast: Axel Jodorowsky, Blanca Guerra, Guy Stockwell, Thelma Tixou, Sabrina Dennison, Adan Jodorowsky, Faviola Elenka Tapia, Teo Jodorowsky.
Mexico, Italia | 1989 | 123 m | color
Fenix a young former circus artists escapes a psychiatric asylum to reunite with Concha, his mother and the armless leader of a weird religious cult. Get ready for an amazing psico-trip of redemption through the nooks and crannies of the heart of the only serial killer who has an elephant, a little person for assistant and sequined cowboy costumes. This new edition is a restoration of Jodorowsky’s movie into 4K, so it can be appreciated by a whole new generation.
Dir: René Cardona Jr.
Cast: Susan George, Hugo Stiglitz, Andrés García, Fiona Lewis, Eleazar García, Roberto “Flaco” Guzmán, Laura Lyons, Alejandro Ciangherotti.
Mexico | 1977 | 126 m | color
Two shark hunters flirt with an attractive british girl while they chase a big tiger shark that is terrorizing Mexico’s east coast.