You may not know this, but Brazil's Fantaspoa Fantastic Film Festival, South America's biggest genre festival, not only celebrates the boldest and best in weird world cinema, they also produce it!
And a double-header of Fantaspoa Productions' latest will be celebrating their World Premieres at this weekend's digital edition of The Chattanooga Film Festival - happening Friday, May 22nd through Monday, May 25th.
Both of the following films, as well as dozens of others, will be available to watch at any time while the festival is happening.
Additional details, ticket info, and more can be found at www.chattfilmfest.org.
First up, is the creature feature/slasher hybrid Skull: The Mask, from directors Armando Fonseca and Kapel Furman. In the year 1944, the military attempts to use The Mask of Anhangá, the executioner of Tahawantinsupay, a Pre-Columbian God. The experiment fails. In the present day, the Mask arrives in Sao Paulo, possesses a human body, and begins to commit insanely violent sacrifices in the name of its God, initiating a city-wide bloodbath. Policewoman Beatriz Obdias is in charge of the crimes, and is forced to challenge her beliefs as she hunts down this supernatural killer who is painting every corner of the city red.
Also World Premiering is The Pandemic Anthology, a thirteen-part omnibus made out of creepy short films submitted to Fantaspoa’s recent "Fantaspoa at Home" filmmaking competition. Each terrifying segment, conceived and shot while social distancing, embraces an amazing "can-do" spirit that proves, even while quarantined, creativity is a monster that will never die.