THE LAKE VAMPIRE (UK/Online Premiere)
Dir: Carl Zitelmann. Starring: Socrates Serrano, Eduardo Gulino, Maria Antonieta Hildago. Venezuela (2019) 102mins
Art imitating art imitating life imitating art. This simmering slow burn creep-fest is based on the novel “A Vampire in Maracaibo” by Venezuelan author Norberto José Olivar – in turn inspired by the real-life case of Zacarías Ortega, one of Venezuela’s most notorious serial killer- in turn himself inspired by NOSFERATU.
Desperate to find a subject for his next novel, Ernesto Navarro's true crime investigation leads him to Jeremías Morales, a retired police detective who is haunted by a murder case from back in the 1970s. Morales was in charge of the strange case of Zacarías Ortega, a man obsessed with drinking blood. Without realizing it, Navarro is dragged into a perverse game that began many years earlier and from which Morales has never been able to escape. But what's more disturbing, man's narcisstic lust for immortality or the means they'll do to get this.
Screening with: BOYS CLUB (UK / Online Premiere)
Dir: Troy DeWinne. Starring: Elias A Hinojosa, Jose Alejandro Figueroa. USA (2019) 9mins
Amidst a post apocayptic ravaged wasteland, how far will one mentally deteriorating sex addict go to get his rocks off? And how on brand for Soho to once again open with masturbation...