Bogotá Horror Film Festival 2020, brings together the outstanding proposal of terror

The Bogotá Horror Film Festival will be presented from October 27 to 31 to celebrate a halloween that this year will be different.

A horror film is one that seeks to provoke fear in its audience, for entertainment purposes. Initially inspired by the literature of authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley, horror has existed as a film genre for over a century. The macabre and the supernatural are frequent themes.

Although in many occasions reality surpasses fiction and we are able to demonstrate in a live voice the cruelty of humanity in the nude, this genre replicates before our eyes to shake our senses, the psychological excitement referring to the feelings that are experienced immediately after watching a horror movie, specifically in which the heart rate, blood pressure and breathing of the spectators increase.

International Influences

Although terror is only a genre of film, the influence it has on the international community is great. Horror films tend to be a vessel to show times of audience problems around the world in a visual way and in the most effective way. Jeanne Hall, a film theorist, agrees with the use of horror films to facilitate the process of understanding problems by making use of their optical elements.

Influencia en BogotáInfluence in Bogotá

This genre is very attractive to the local public, this is evidenced by the fact that in the city there is a remarkable diversity of spaces where lovers of the genre meet to enjoy different proposals in sub-genres that make up horror (Thriller, Gore, Suspense, among others), being a cultural capital has a strong influence on the indoctrination of consumption and audiovisual creation.

“The festival is a cultural event that aims to create a space where you can live, share and disseminate the best of the horror, suspense and / or science fiction film, Latin America and the world”. 

The organizers of the Festival say

The 2020 edition of this festival adapts the use of virtuality to offer the public films from different countries that call for a strong commitment to the dissemination of short films of which 27 are international, 16 are Colombian, additionally the variety of short films highlights 3 national that were chosen from over 500 proposals to be sent to the organizers of the festival.

The 3 chosen films are: “Tales from Las Cruces” by director Robin Dalehite, “Anomalia” by Sergio Vargas Paz and “Pueblo de cenizas” by Jhon Salazar. Regarding international cinema, films from countries such as Argentina, Singapore, Denmark, Chile, Panama and India will be screened.

From October 27 all the film exhibition will be able to be seen in the web page of the festival, where the agenda will be updated in an automatic way as the protagonist space of the film is sold out; For those who want a face to face experience, two spaces were enabled, the Bar Subkultur, in Bogota, located in Calle 39 #26-10 and in the Restaurant Duardo’s, located in Calle 8va # 3-54 in Facatativá.