Author Archives: Matt Ferraz

Film Review: Sozinho (short film) (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: A solitary man (Jose Salles) meets a beautiful woman (Mara Vanessa Prieto) in a CD store and later that night he decides to meet her at her house, not imagining the nightmare waiting for him. REVIEW: “Sozinho” is a 13 minutes short movie, directed by AndrĂ© ZP in 2003, which, with an small budget and minimalistic narrative, has achieved an amazingly high level of both storytelling and special effects. The movie was released in … Continue reading

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The Work of Carlos Gananian (an look at his horror short films)

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Carlos Gananian’ short movies deserve respect not only for they amazing production values, but also for being Brazilian movies that take a chance outside of the country’s usual horror themes and scenarios, and instead pay homage to more universal horror themes. They are subtle, silent and introspective little films, and considering that and the fact that the first two are actually film student shorts, most people will run scared, ready to hear the pretention alarm. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mud Zombies (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: A poor community in the remote state of Espirito Santo, Brazil, ekes an existence by fishing and picking crustaceans from the local tropical mangroves. Their meagre survival gradually becomes threatened by pollution of their waters and the eminent disappearance of the source of their livelihood. Suddenly, from the contaminated muddy dark swamp, zombie-like creatures emerge to attack the community. One by one people are ravaged and killed by the zombie creatures… A frightened timid … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hellbreeder (2004)

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SYNOPSIS: Five years ago Alice saw her son murdered; now every day is consumed with the need to find his killer. In the sleepy town of Ludlow, the arrival of the mysterious stranger Alice suspects to be the killer of her son coincides with a renewed spate of horrific child murders. Now a weary drunk detective must uncover the truth behind the killings before another child is killed; and Alice must face the unbelievable truth … Continue reading

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