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Exclusive Clip: Mexican Macabre in Anthology Flick “MEXICO BARBARO”Movies/TV,News Ken W. Hanley
As money for independent filmmaking dwindles in light of the problematic VOD market, more producers and filmmakers are turning to anthology filmmaking to get their visceral visions out into the world. However, while some of these anthologies follow a thematic similarity or shared location, others share an entire culture to inspire their terror tales, such as Dark Sky Films’ MEXICO BARBARO. And with the film now out for the world to see, FANGORIA has an exclusive clip to share from the fright film, which includes segments from Mexican filmmakers Jorge Michel Grau (WE ARE WHAT WE ARE 2010), Isaac Eszeban (THE INCIDENT), Gigi Saul Guerrero (EL GIGANTE), acclaimed sound designer Lex Ortega and more!
For those unfamiliar, here’s the official synopsis for MEXICO BARBARO…
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.
You can check out MEXICO BARBARO on DVD, iTunes and other VOD platforms from Dark Sky Films. And you can read more about MEXICO BARBARO as well as Gigi Saul Guerrero’s EL GIGANTE in FANGORIA #345!