Sitges 2011: Brigadoon Selection To Honor Past And Present Genre Filmmakers.

Twitch will be on the scene at this year's Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia and one of the programs sets out to honor past and present genre filmmakers as well as present a thorough program of films complete with some great retro screenings of familiar titles. 

Italian filmmaker Luigi Cozzi will receive the Nosferatu Award for his lifelong career devoted to the fantastic genre. French filmmaker Jean Rollin (1938-2010) will have a place of honor at Brigadoon along with screenings of Le Viol du Vampire (1967) or Les Raisons de la Mort (1978), the recovery of his interesting film La Nuit des Horloges (2007), and the premiere of his final movie La Masque de la Méduse (2010)

Just this program alone, only a part of the entire Sitges festival, includes enough genre cinema to program an entire festival on its own! It also includes the latest from Troma, Mr.Bricks: A Heavy Metal Murder Musical. Part of the Japanese Madness program includes Horny House of Horror utilizng the effects genius of Yoshihiro Nishimura. There appears to be a retro screening of Guillermo Del Torro's The Devil's Backbone. Other titles seen on our pages is Oh Young-doo's The Neighbor Zombie and Park Chan-wook's Thirst.

The full press release about Brigadoon 2011 can be found after the break.  
This year's SITGES 2011 - International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia includes a Brigadoon section (Miramar Building) full of names of their own. 

After classics like Starcrash (1979) or Contamination-Alien Arriva Sulla Terra (1980), Italian filmmaker Luigi Cozzi touches down at Brigadoon to receive the Nosferatu Award for his lifelong career devoted to the fantastic genre and, while he's at it, to present his latest film to date, the documentary Roma Fantastica (2010).

The now deceased French filmmaker Jean Rollin (1938-2010) will have a place of honor at Brigadoon with a remembrance of his most emblematic titles, Le Viol du Vampire (1967) or Les Raisons de la Mort (1978), the recovery of his interesting film La Nuit des Horloges (2007), and the premiere of his final movie La Masque de la Méduse (2010) along with the documentary about Jean Rollin himself, Le Rêveur Égaré (2011), directed by Damien Dupont and Yvan Pierre-Kaiser . And let's not forget the also deceased Juan Piquer Simón and the screening of his classic par excellence: Mil Gritos Tiene la Noche (Pieces - 1982). 

Las Flores del Miedo (1972) and Los Muertos, la Carne y el Diablo (1973), two accursed titles from among our country's filmography directed by José María Oliveira , will finally see the light, after being buried for so many years, to the delight of fans of the darkest pieces in Fantaterror. 

8, 70m2, Agustín del Futuro, El Espectador, Grasman, Hojas, Inquietos, La Granja, Luz, New Order, Sabrina, Sonia, Under the Apron and Versus are the short films selected to compete for the Brigadoon Paul Naschy Award.

In the premiere section, among others, we find Mr.Bricks: A Heavy Metal Murder Musical , the new production from Troma; The Orphan Killer , the latest sensation in the slasher genre; Last Caress , a deserving tribute to giallo from French lands; the national films Carne Cruda and Cop Models, Mission: Turbozombies or las Zombificadas Bong of the dead, Eaters or Morituris . 

As for documentaries we can see the latest production by Sebastián D'Arbó , El Misteri de Fassman; The Terror Group , an interesting review of current national horror movies with the appearance of filmmakers Jaume Balagueró, Nacho Cerdà, Paco Plaza or J.A. Bayona or On Vampires and Other Symptons , where Celia Novis introduces us to the life and work of Catalan filmmaker José Ramón Larraz.

The Imagen D.E.A.T.H., CineAsia or Asian Trash Cinema sections, along with Japan Madness, where you can see the eagerly-awaited Horny House of Horror or I Love the Video Nasty List!, complete a varied, dark and brutal lineup. 
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