THE NIGHTSHIFTER
MORTO NÃO FALA
2018, 110 min, Brazil, Dir: Dennison Ramalho

Stênio (Daniel de Oliveira) works the night shift at the local morgue in an incredibly violent Brazilian city; his marriage is failing and his son constantly disrespects him. What keeps him going is his extraordinary ability to converse with the mutilated cadavers he sews up, primarily gang members and criminals. Stênio talks with the city’s slain, learning their endless, potentially lucrative secrets - and unwittingly invites violence and mayhem to his doorstep when he acts on information from a particularly nasty corpse. A terrific genre film; tense, terrifying and relentlessly creepy, this gem offers up exceptional gory set pieces to sate hardcore horror fans up through its thrilling climax.


THE WIND
2018, 86 min, USA, Dir: Emma Tammi

A haunting period piece that sets horror against the American frontier of the 1800s, THE WIND embraces its desolate landscape both visually and sonically. Elizabeth Macklin (Caitlin Gerard) has just settled with her husband on a Western homestead. As loneliness takes hold, an evil presence in the pastures manifests itself through a series of strange events. Elizabeth’s husband dismisses her fears but as the story unfolds, a sense of danger in the wide open plains continues to mount. With its meticulously composed frames and atmospheric score ratcheting up the tension, this folk-horror masterpiece signals the arrival of a truly unique voice in cinema.


AMC VISIONARIES: ELI ROTH’S HISTORY OF HORROR
2018, American Movie Classics, 50 min, USA,

“AMC Visionaries” is a documentary series in which groundbreaking artists curate and author the untold stories and fascinating histories of their respective genres. Award-winning director-writer-producer-actor Eli Roth (CABIN FEVER, HOSTEL) executive produced this seven-part survey of the masters of horror – the storytellers and stars who define the genre – to explore its biggest themes and reveal the inspirations and struggles behind its past and present. Each one-hour program is a chilling exploration of how horror has evolved through the years and keeps its fan base addicted to fear; this first episode salutes slasher movies.


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