The feature film programme of the Festival seeks for an open and unprejudiced glance to horror, which explores and widens the limits of the genre. In this context, there are films from all over the planet and, at the same time, it offers a wide scope of styles, narratives and formats that range from pure entertainment to the most discursive cinema, screening rather experimental works along with more visceral and hardcore horror films. Although the biggest part of the selection includes premieres and films never seen in our country, the Festival also pays special attention to its retrospective sections. When possible, it complements screenings with the presence some members of the shooting team.
The core of the Festival. Provocative, enigmatic and reflexive titles ranging from a nervous laugh to a sudden fright. Movies that take the genre to a new level, introducing some of the most important titles of the year.
It focuses on a selection of new values. The Being Different section is rich in new proposals daring the limits of genre. Brave interwoven glances that lead to new ways of understanding horror.
This is the goriest, funniest and most shameless of the Festival. A varied title selection full of blood, guts and black humour that will please the most demanding fans of the genre.
The festival’s commitment to documentaries, a journey into the bowels of cinema where you can discover the obsessions of the great masters, the legends that populate cities or the ins and outs behind the filming of films that, in one way or another, are part of the collective and pop culture.
One of the most popular and awaited sections of the Festival. The oldest horror film marathon in Europe, which began our history in that distant 1973.
The 12 Hours of Horror is much more than sitting in a room to see a selection of the best genre cinema, with unpublished premieres, cult works and surprise films, but above all it is a night to enjoy (or suffer) the experience and let yourself be carried away in the company of an audience full to overflowing and with the desire to be surprised, because you never know what can happen during the evening, both on and off the screen…
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Revival of genre films that have marked a before and after in the history of cinema, many of them normally related to the festival’s leitmotiv.
A section that was born from the concern to accommodate all types of genre cinema. That cinema that crosses borders (and almost galaxies) and that can be accused of being unclassifiable, of being a weirdo. All its proposals had something in common: that beyond being unique in their kind, they deserved greater recognition.
It began in 2018 as a show of retrospective rarities and in 2021 it was renamed True Survivor, in homage to the promotional video clip for the short film “Kung Fury” (David Sandberg, 2015) and to competitively schedule contemporary films.
A section born to adapt to the new times. Videodrome was a compendium of totally exclusive online titles and most of them were new releases in our country that could only be seen temporarily thanks to the collaboration with Filmin.
For the 40th edition, the festival paid tribute to different horror genre films that have marked a before and after in the Festival’s history.