Heavy metal horror, a Lovecraftian love story, party-crashing mutant wasps, and relentless New England ghosts will grace the silver screen at this year's Fantaspoa film festival in Brazil.

Press Release -- "Porto Alegre, April 27, 2015 - Brazil's Fantaspoa is proud to reveal the first wave of films selected for their upcoming eleventh edition, running from May 15th through the 31st. Latin America's largest genre film festival, which takes place annually in Porto Alegre, will announce their full line-up, consisting of more than 100 films, next weekend.

Fourteen titles have been confirmed, aside of the previously-announced opening night film, Jason Lei Howden's Deathgasm, and closing night features Uptake Fear (from Kapel Furman, Armando Fonseca and Gurcius Gewdner) and Toda La Noche (directed by Tamae Garateguy and Jimena Monteoliva).

Honored guests include Dennis Paoli, American screenwriter of Stuart Gordon's Re-Animator, From Beyond, and Dagon; and Italian composer Fabio Frizzi, best known for the music in the Lucio Fulci horror classics Zombi 2, City of the Living Dead, and The Beyond. Attending filmmakers include Adrián Garcia Bogliano, Aaron Moorhead, Justin Benson, Benni Diez, François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell, and Ted Geoghegan.

Fantaspoa 2015's first wave of films includes:

Deep Dark (Michael Medaglia, U.S.) - World Premiere

Der Bunker (Nikias Chryssos, Germany) - Latin American Premiere

Intimate Witness (Santiago Fernández Calvete, Argentina/Mexico) - Pan-American Premieres

Night of the Living Deb (Kyle Rankin, U.S.) - Latin American Premiere

Pos eso (Sam, Spain) - Brazilian Premiere

Santiago Violenta (Ernesto Díaz Espinoza, Chile) - Brazilian Premiere

Scherzo Diabolico (Adrián Garcia Bogliano, Mexico/U.S.) - Latin American Premiere

Spring (Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson, U.S.)

Stung (Benni Diez, Germany/U.S.) - Latin American Premiere

The Corpse of Anna Fritz (Hèctor Hernández Vicens, Spain) - Latin American Premiere

The Incident (Isaac Ezban, Mexico) - Brazilian Premiere

The Last Survivors (Thomas S. Hammock, U.S.) - Brazilian Premiere

Turbo Kid (François Simard, Anouk Whissell, and Yoann-Karl Whissell, New Zealand/Canada) - Latin American Premiere

We Are Still Here (Ted Geoghegan, U.S.) - International Premiere"

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