When it comes to defining Horror, it's a genre that has a whole lot of sub-sets. Many of them can be considered a bit conventional -- slashers, driller killers, etc. -- but even some of those try to dabble in creating their own core mythology, something that elevates the storytelling game to the next level. The Saw franchise is a good example of this: though it often gets dismissed as little more than 'torture porn' by many in the business of watching and reviewing films, I've found them to stick tried-and-true to their founding formula. Whether that formula is to your particular taste is besides the point: you have to respect a storyteller and a company for continuing to service the brand in pursuit of maximum profitability. It's how any business works.
Also -- because Horror has some many different types -- I think that's why a little something something set to release next month shows promise: The Unburied looks to tap both into the reality of the present juxtaposed with the haunts of the past with compelling visuals and interesting characters. I've received the announcement for its street date -- October 4th -- and I wanted to alert readers that it's coming out on both Video-On-Demand streaming platforms as well as physical media. Set your calendars appropriately. I'll be copying and pasting their materials below, along with the YouTube.com trailer, for posterity's sake.
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As always, thanks for reading ... and live long and prosper!
To Release Argentinian Horror
The Unburied on October 4
Log-line: After the death of his father, a young man returns home to settle his inheritance. Forced to participate in an occult ritual, he discovers a terrifying family secret.
Written and directed by Alejandro Cohen Arazi, The Unburied won several awards on the festival circuit including Best Film at the Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival and Best Makeup FX at the San Cugat Fantastic in Spain. It also played FrightFest (UK), Dublin Horrorthon (Ireland), Feratum (Mexico) and Rojo Sangre (Argentina).
Originally titled El Cadáver Insepulto (The Unburied Corpse), the film stars Demián Salomón (Terrified), Héctor Alba, Mirta Busnelli and Juan Pablo Cestaro. Produced by Alejandro Cohen Arazi and executive produced by Javier Diment (The Rotten Link) and Vanesa Pagani. International sales by Jinga Films (The House at the End of Time).
The Horror Collective is the genre label of Entertainment Squad -- a production and distribution company founded by veteran producer Shaked Berenson (TURBO KID, TALES OF HALLOWEEN). The labels’ latest productions include the killer-pants cult classic SLAXX (Shudder Original) and the critically acclaimed action-horror-comedy BLOODY HELL. Both titles are currently available on Shudder.