A short history of Mexican B movies, from monster movies to masked wrestlers, to the avant garde art cinema of Juan Lopez Moctezuma – collaborator of Alejandro Jodorowsky. Featured interviews with Ignacio Duran, David Wilt.
An installment from the BBC’s documentary series Mondo Macabro. Based on the book of the same name by Pete Tombs, the series focuses on cult cinema from around the world.
Directors: Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sánchez
The most influential horror flick of the last 15 years, The Blair Witch Project single-handedly set off the whole found footage sub-genre avalanche. For better or worse, its style is still the most imitated in horror film for both big studios and indie contenders. Because its motif has been so frequent borrowed, the backlash over time has been to dismiss TBWP‘s success as a fluke. But it is one of the only important horror movies in recent memory that can claim anything much in the way of originality. In a genre crowded with rewrites and remakes and well-worn tropes this is an accomplishment that endures- long after the film’s ferocity has lapsed.
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