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Critically-Acclaimed Neo-Giallo “FRANCESCA” Acquired By Unearthed Films

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Following it’s premiere at Sitges 2015, Luciano Onetti’s FRANCESCA has garnered much acclaim and goodwill over the course of it’s festival run. Now, this Argentinian spin on giallo filmmaking has finally found a home in the U.S., as FRANCESCA has been acquired for North American Distribution by indie splatter distributor Unearthed Films!

For those who didn’t catch FRANCESCA at fright festivals, here’s the official synopsis for the film…

It’s been 15 years since the disappearance of little Francesca, daughter of the renowned storyteller, poet and dramatist Vittorio Visconti, and the community is stalked by a psychopath bent on cleaning the city of “impure and damned souls”. Moretti and Succo, questioned by the ineffectiveness of the police force, are the detectives in charge of elucidating the mystery surrounding these “Dantesque” crimes. Francesca seems to have returned, but she is not the same girl who everyone knew…

Poster Francesca 2016

A love letter to Mario Bava and Dario Argento, FRANCESCA has yet to be given an official release date just yet, but stay tuned for more on the horror offering here at FANGORIA.com! And don’t forget to check out the Unearthed Films’ gang at Texas Frightmare Weekend from April 29th to May 1st in support of AMERICAN GUINEA PIG: BLOODSHOCK as well as their official site HERE.

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Ken W. Hanley
Ken W. Hanley is the Managing Web Editor for FANGORIA and STARLOG, as well as the former Web Editor for Diabolique Magazine and a contributing writer to YouWonCannes.com. He’s a graduate from Montclair State University, where he received an award for Excellence in Screenwriting. He’s currently working on screenplays, his debut novel "THE I IN EVIL", and various other projects, and can be followed on Twitter: @movieguyiguess.
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