Terror from South America at the Andean Horror Film Festival

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Andean Horror Film Festival

If you’ve ever been curious about the horror films coming out of the largest mountain range in South America, there’s never been a better chance than this.

The Andean Horror Film Festival will feature two feature-length films, one medium-length experimental film, and one short documentary. All three have been produced in the Peruvian Andes and never before seen on Canadian screens.

Many of the films feature monsters unique to Peruvian myth, including the half man/half llama demon the Jarjacha, the evil Kharisiri shaman, and the murderous Pishtaco. If you’ve seen everything that the Northern Hemisphere has to offer, this is sure to give you a few new nightmares.

Andean Horror Film Festival lineup:

  • Friday October 16
    • 5 p.m. – The Curse of Jarjacha. Director: Palito Ortega Matute. 96 min.
    • 6:45 p.m. – The Other Cinema. Directors: Javier Becerra and Sofía Velázquez. 28 min.
  • Saturday October 17
    • 5 p.m – The Mystery of the Kharisiri. Director: Henry Vallejo. 123 min.
    • 7:30 p.m. – Pishtaco (Rated R). Director: José Antonio Martínez Gamboa. 48 min.
  • Friday October 23
    • 5 p.m. – Pishtaco (Rated R). Director: José Antonio Martínez Gamboa. 48 min.
    • 6:45 p.m. – The Mystery of the Kharisiri. Director: Henry Vallejo. 123 min.
  • Saturday October 24
    • 5 p.m. – The Curse of Jarjacha. Director: Palito Ortega Matute. 96 min.
    • 6:45 p.m. – The Other Cinema. Directors: Javier Becerra and Sofía Velázquez. 28 min.
    • 7:30 p.m. – Horror in the Andes: A discussion on genre films and folklore.

Andean Horror Film Festival

When: October 16, 17, 23, 24; 5 to 9 p.m.

Where: Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Room 4955 – 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, B.C.

Price: $6, $8.50, $11

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