Macabro 2013, Mexico City's International Horror Film Festival, Begins Today! Luigi Cozzi, Lamberto Bava And More!

Macabro2013.jpgThe 12th edition of the Mexico City International Horror Film Festival, simply known as Macabro (Spanish for macabre), will be celebrated from August 23 to September 1, in seven venues around the city: Cineteca Nacional (the Cinematheque), Centro Cultural Universitario, Cinematógrafo del Chopo, Centro Cultural Carranza, Cine Lido, Museo Laboratorio Arte Alameda, and the Museo Panteón de San Fernando. 

Macabro 2013 is paying homage to "horror divas". There are films with female characters (Eyes Without a Face, The Innocents) and by directors like Elisabeth Fies (The Commune) and Antonia Bird (Ravenous), as well as a short film retrospective of Sharon Toribio and a Viscera Film Festival selection. 

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The festival's definitive highlight is a "giallo retrospective", dedicated to Luigi Cozzi and Lamberto Bava (Mario Bava's son). 

Both Italian directors will be in Mexico City! A conference with Cozzi is scheduled at Cineteca Nacional on Friday, August 30. 

The complete "giallo retrospective" lineup: 


The Killer Must Kill Again (1975), by Luigi Cozzi 
Starcrash (1978), by Luigi Cozzi 
Contamination (1980), by Luigi Cozzi 
Paganini Horror (1989), by Luigi Cozzi 


Macabre (1980), by Lamberto Bava 
A Blade in the Dark (1983), by Lamberto Bava 
Demons (1985), by Lamberto Bava 
Demons 2 (1986), by Lamberto Bava 



Other special screenings include such horror classics as The Exorcist and Vampyr. William Friedkin's film will be shown at a graveyard (Panteón de San Fernando), while Carl Theodor Dreyer's at the Cinematheque (Cineteca Nacional) with live music by pianist Deborah Silberer.    

You can check the complete official selection of feature length horror films, and some other interesting offerings of Macabro 2013, in the gallery below. There's a link to a Twitch review whenever possible.