Recently in the Argentine outlet Filming in Argentina: The blog of San Telmo Productions, Benjamín Harguindey
wrote about the new incentives specifically designed to fund the development of horror/gene films in the South American country
By Benjamín Harguindey
The president of the Argentinian INCAA Film Institute,Lucrecia Cardoso, has
recently created a specific kind of funding for horror movie production in Argentina. A call for applications will launch shortly, after which two projects
will be selected by the state for financing.
Recent genre pieces include vampire movie “Darkness by Day” (2013), the 3D giallo experience “Necrophobia 3D” (2014)
and “The History of Fear“ (2014), critically acclaimed at the Berlin Film Festival. Argentina has also co-produced horror
movies with US studios, like the supernatural “Jennifer’s Shadow” (2004, starring Faye Dunaway and Gina Philips) and “And Soon the Darkness“ (2010, starring Amber Heard and Karl Urban), a
remake of the homonymous Brit ’70s thriller.
that local film market Ventana Sur will be conducting a small horror film festival next December by the name of “Blood Window”, in tandem
with October’s traditional “Rojo Sangre” film festival.