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Podcast 66: Extreme Latin Cinema

El Santo, nunsploitation, monsters, and San Diego Latin Film Festival’s Un Mundo Extraño

Salma Hayek plays a queen who will go to any lengths to bear a child in the d...

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Above: Salma Hayek plays a queen who will go to any lengths to bear a child in the dark anthology of fairy tales, "Tale of Tales, screening as part of the Un Mundo Extrano sidebar at this year's San Diego Latino Film festival.

Episode 66: Extreme Latin Cinema

Horrible Imaginings' Miguel Rodriguez joins Cinema Junkie to talk about Un Mundo Extrano at the San Diego Latino Film Festival and about extreme Latin cinema.

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Suggested extreme Latin Cinema films:

"The Aztec Mummy Trilogy"

"Caperucita y Pulgarcito Films"

"El Momias de Guanajuato"



"Intrepidos Punks"

"Siete en la Mira"

"Vialador Infernal"

"Fuerza Maldita"

".38 Expansiva"

"Reloj de la Muerte"

"Alarma la Pelicula"

"Masacre en el rio Tula"

Check out the Horrible Imaginings Podcast on the topic.

Masked wrestlers, nunsploitation, monsters and San Diego Latino Film Festival's Un Mundo Extraño — Cinema Junkie looks to extreme Latin cinema with Horrible Imaginings' Miguel Rodriguez.

The focus of the podcast is on Latino Cinema and especially the films that push boundaries and go someplace dark. The reason for the focus now is that the 23rd annual San Diego Latino Film Festival kicks off March 10 and one of the sidebars is called Un Mundo Extraño, or A Strange World.

In addition to programming the Horrible Imaginings Film Festival (this year's event will be in September) and doing a podcast, Miguel Rodriguez also programs Un Mundo Extraño. This year five films make up the sidebar:

"The Curse of the Werewolf"

"Los Parecidos"

"Plan Sexenal"

"Scherzo Diabolico"

"Tale of Tales"

Descriptions and dates and times of the showings can be found here.


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