FANTASPOA Announces Final Lineup of 2018

Straight from the beautiful Porto Alegre, Brazil, Sinful Celluloid has received the final film selections and projects for its 2018 festival.

Brazil’s Fantaspoa, the largest genre film festival in Latin America, running from May 17th through June 3rd, is delighted to announce its special events and project selections for its inaugural production market, FantasMercado.

You can watch the trailer for this festival here:

Eighteen additional Fantaspoa 2018 features are being announced today, which will screen alongside the 37 previously-announced feature films.

In addition to Vampire Clay (Sôichi Umezawa, Japan), The Endless (Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, U.S.), The Ranger (Jenn Wexler, U.S.), Ederlezi Rising (Lazar Bodroza, Serbia), Mohawk (Ted Geoghegan, U.S.), Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (Sonny Laguna and Tommy Wiklund, U.K./U.S.), and Les Garçons Sauvages (Bertrand Mandico, France):

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

27: El club de los malditos (Nicanor Loreti, Argentina) – Brazilian Premiere

All You Can Eat Buddha (Ian Lagarde, Canada/Cuba) – Brazilian Premiere

Black Hollow Cage (Sadrac González-Perellón, Spain) – Latin American Premeire

The Crescent (Seth A. Smith, Canada) – Latin American Premiere

Four Hands (Oliver Kienle, Germany) – Latin American Premiere

Framed (Marc Martínez Jordán, Spain) – Latin American Premiere

Funôhan (Kôji Shiraishi, Japan) – Latin American Premiere

Hagazussa (Lukas Feigelfeld, Germany/Austria) – Latin American Premiere

Hostile (Mathieu Turi, France) – Brazilian Premiere

Kyrsyä – Tuftland (Roope Olenius, Finland) – Latin American Premiere

The Laplace’s Demon (Giordano Giulivi, Italy) – Latin American Premiere

The Man with the Magic Box (Bodo Kox, Poland/Italy) – Latin American Premiere

One Cut of the Dead (Shin’ichirô Ueda, Japan) – Latin American Premiere

Prodigy (Alex Haughey and Brian Vidal, U.S.) – Brazillian Premiere

Rabbit (Luke Shanahan, Australia) – Latin American Premiere

Sanî/32 (Kazuya Shiraishi, Japan) – Latin American Premiere

Trauma (Lucio A. Rojas, Chile) – Brazillian Premiere

Trench 11 (Leo Scherman, Canada) – Latin American Premiere


The festival will kick off with an Opening Night Party inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s 1999 masterpiece Eyes Wide Shut, complete with ornate masks. And if such opulence to begin with weren’t enough, its epic Closing Night Event will ferry partygoers out onto the Guaiba River, the breathtaking, massive waterway that bestows the “Port” on the beautiful city of Porto Alegre. This is a can’t-miss festival experience.

Fantaspoa 2018 will also host nine masterclasses taught by – among others – Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson, Mick Garris, William Lustig, Elina Löwensohn, Jenn Wexler, and Pedro Rivero.

Fantaspoa’s inaugural production market, FantasMercado, is proud to announce its selected projects, which showcase the best and brightest in upcoming Latin American genre talent. They are A Casa do Girassol Vermelho (Eder Santos, Brazil), Bestiario (Giovanni Longo, Chile), Corpo Seco (Rodrigo Aragão, Brazil), Cosa e Mandinga (Fabian Forte, Argentina), El Muglúr (Lucila Las Heras, Argentina), La Vuelta del Malón (Laura Casabé, Argentina), Marlon Brando, Whiskey, Zumbis e Outros Apocalipses (Paulo Biscaia Filho, Brazil), Memórias póstumas de Brás Cubas (Rodrigo John, Brazil),MÍA (Daniel Rodríguez Risco, Peru), Nebular (Iuri Minfroy, Brazil), Nocturna (Gonzalo Calzada, Argentina), O Braço (Ian Abé Santiago Maffioletti and Jhésus Tribuzi Lula, Brazil), Sangre Vurdalak (Santiago Fernandez Calvete, Argentina), Skull – A Máscara de Anhangá (Kapel Furman, Brazil), and Snatch My Eyes (Damian Rugna, Argentina).

For more information, visit the Fantaspoa website here.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s