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|09.22.19||Alamo South Lamar||This Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2019|
Next up was a lecture in conjunction with Kier-la Janisse's Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies which did the great Feminist Horror panel last year. This year it's The Morbido Crypt's guide to Mexican Fantasy and Horror Cinema by Abraham Castillo Flores, head programmer of Morbido Fest in Mexico City.
I really liked Castillo's intros for Ship of Monsters and Trampa Infernal. This lecture was also very good, full of info about Mexico's genre film history. If I had one critique it would be that it went a bit fast, with a bunch of names and titles organized by decade. Usually with these things I try to absorb everything but take away one or two films that seem especially worth tracking down. With this one, the films went by so quickly that I didn't feel any reach out and grab me and make me want to see them. Still, it was very interesting and the sort of thing that stands out in the fest as being a little different. Yes, it means one less entry in this journal, but whatever. I hope they continue with this tradition and keep bringing Kier-la back with different guests every year.
After that was another AGFA screening partnered with Something Weird video, this one being a sexploitation film about a lesbian gang that kidnaps a gigolo because he's bagged a sugar mama. The leader of the gang, Big Shim, also plays the sugar mama. Otherwise, it's one of those mystery films with fake credits because it was all semi-legal.
The movie was mostly fun. Sometimes the boob scenes go on a bit too long for those in the theater not fapping but that's par for the genre. What was more interesting is the Q&A afterward where different film anthropologists in the audience chimed in with nuggets of uncovered information about the film and those involved. I love that people out there care enough to try and track this stuff down. Something about this part of film history is very alluring to me.