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Horror Highlights: Ghostbusters Documentary at Cannes, Hola Mexico Film Festival, In The Blink Of An Eye, Gunpowder & Sky’s Short Film Competition

More interesting news surrounding the wonderful world of Ghostbusters has recently been released ― as the film turns 35 this year. A new documentary called Cleanin' Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters is set to premiere at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Also: Hola Mexico Film Festival lineup, and details on both In the Blink of an Eye anthology series and Gunpowder & Sky and Justin Lin's student short film competition.

Ghostbusters Documentary's Cannes Premiere Details: "Leading global distributor Kew Media Distribution has secured international sales rights to a raft of new films that the company will be headlining in Cannes including the stunning and mysterious sci-fi film Deus, rock’n’roll documentary The Quiet One, the retrospective documentary Cleanin’ Up The Town: Remembering Ghostbusters, the bizarre and deceptive documentary The Amazing Johnathan Documentary, the dystopian sci-fi film 2067, and the thriller Itsy Bitsy.

Kew Media Distribution’s Evp of Sales Jonathan Ford
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Mexico’s Morbido Enlists Paco Plaza, Preps Eleventh Edition

  • Variety
Mexico’s Morbido Enlists Paco Plaza, Preps Eleventh Edition
Mexico City — Morbido Festival, Mexico’s most important event for genre cinema, has announced that Spain’s Paco Plaza, “Veronica” director and co-creator of the 2007-14 “Rec,” the breakout hit found-footage horror movie series, will be attending the festival and writing a script for one of its newest initiatives.

This year, Morbido Group renovated the haunted house at the biggest and oldest theme park in Mexico, La Feria de Chapultepec. The house sees more than 10,000 visitors a week, and Morbido has enlisted Plaza to write the attraction’s 2019 script.

It’s the latest in an increasingly diverse portfolio of undertakings by Grupo Morbido, which launched Morbido TV in 2015. The service is a Mexican pay TV channel that is now broadcasting in a number of South America countries such as Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Paraguay and Peru.

The late 1980’s saw the birth of a number of franchises which have held up for decades,
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Blood Window Showcase Brings Latin American Genre to Cannes

  • Variety
Blood Window, Argentina’s rapidly growing Latin American genre film market, part of Buenos Aires’ Ventana Sur meet-mart, will hold a showcase at Cannes Festival’s Cannes Film Market from March 11 – 14.

Seven works in progress, currently in post-production, will be presented as part of Upcoming Fantastic Films, where ten-minute clips will accompany the presentations. Three finished films will also screen, aimed at representing the best of recent genre Latin American genre filmmaking, with two more participating in the Market Screenings.

Although Blood Window’s beginnings are steeped in blood and gore, the current body of films representing the market goes far beyond the traditional slasher flicks Latin America has nearly perfected, with films of fantasy, science fiction and a slew of different thrillers now participating – an indication of the festival’s maturation and growth.

The three features which will screen at Cannes come from Uruguay and Argentina, Mexico, the latter
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