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‘Do It Like an Hombre’ Is Mexico’s Highest-Grossing Local Film of the Year

‘Do It Like an Hombre’ Is Mexico’s Highest-Grossing Local Film of the Year
Some new Mexican box office history has been made as the comedy “Do it Like an Hombre” followed its 68.7 million Mexican pesos ($3.89 million) opening weekend with a two weekend total of $130.3 million pesos ($7.4 million), giving it the highest Mexican movie box office total of 2017, according to comScore.

In its first weekend, including a Thursday first-day bow, the film was the country’s second-highest Mexican release ever after the 2013 smash-hit “Instructions Not Included,” which holds the top spot, though off a Thursday rather than Friday opening. 2016’s “Que Culpe Tiene el Nino”? earned a three-day 65.6 million pesos ($3.7 million), according to comScore.

The recent success of local hits in Mexico has helped in recent years to justify a massive growth in the number of theaters across the country. It may also suggest a shift away from the near absolute choke-hold that Hollywood blockbusters, especially animated movies, have held on the region’s box offices for years. At
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Nicolas Lopez’s ‘Do It Like an Hombre’ Smashes 2017 Mexican Movie Records

Nicolas Lopez’s ‘Do It Like an Hombre’ Smashes 2017 Mexican Movie Records
Having directed Chilean smash hit “Sin Filtro,” Nicolás Lopez looks like he has done it again. But in a far bigger market than his native Chile and with a Spanish-language comedy which, distributed by Pantelion and starring Mauricio Ochmann (“El Chema”) and Aislinn Derbez (“Win It All”), has U.S. potential.

Bowing Aug.10 in Mexico, Lopez’s first Mexican movie as a director, “Hazlo como Hombre” (“Do It Like an Hombre”), which Pantelion releases Sept. 1 in the U.S., opened No. 1 on Thursday, punching $591,537 at the Mexican box office, over double the biggest U.S. bow, “Baby Driver” ($239,565).

That’s also getting on for double the first-day box office trawl for “Que Culpa Tiene el Niño?” – Mexico’s biggest local hit of 2016, which went on to earn $14.4 million in Mexico.

These are just opening night figures. But they do raise the question of how much “Do It Like an Hombre” could gross not just in Mexico but
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Horror Highlights: Fright Rags’ Elvira Shirt, Comet TV May Contest, Hostile Poster, “Run For Your Life” Music Video, Gone With The Dead

The Mistress of the Dark and Fright Rags collide for a limited time in a new Midnight Madness shirt! Also: Comet TV's May contest details, a new poster for Hostile, a look at Doyle's "Run For Your Life" music video, and info on the zombie short story anthology Gone With the Dead.

Fright Rags' Elvira Shirt: From Fright Rags: "Hello Darlings! Since the 80s, Elvira has been tempting us as the horror hostess of our dreams (or maybe nightmares?). Late night so-bad-it’s-good horror movies were never complete without her hilariously quirky intros, her long black dress and her big… um… hair. We’re celebrating the Mistress of the Dark with a Limited Edition release at Midnight Tomorrow (Est)! They will be available for $18/ea for 24Hrs! Don't miss Midnight Madness!

Art by Christopher Franchi

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Comet TV's May Contest Details: "May
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SXSW 2017 Interview: Writer / Director Aaron Burns Discusses the Parental Horrors of Madre

While Madre may only be his second feature film to date, writer/director Aaron Burns is no stranger to the world of horror, or indie filmmaking for that matter. His credits include providing visual effects expertise on projects like Planet Terror, Machete, and The Green Inferno (on which he also was in charge of second unit photography and even played the character of Jonah, who was eaten by cannibals in a glorious frenzy of brutality), and he has also worked as a camera operator on Aftershock and played supporting roles in both The Stranger and Knock Knock.

While at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival, Daily Dead caught up with Burns to talk about his disturbing take on parental paranoia. The filmmaker discussed what inspired his latest project, how he wanted to tap into the true horror of Madre’s story—rather than rely on copious amounts of gore—and the importance of trusting female instincts,
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Joss Whedon Says “Marvel Has Been More Successful Systematically” Than DC, Wants To Direct ‘Star Wars’ Movie, More

It’s been over a year since Joss Whedon delivered “Avengers: Age Of Ultron,” a movie he has a complicated relationship with, and in the time since, he’s been putting his head down and writing a new script, described as “historical fiction,” which has shades of Eli Roth‘s “Aftershock.” But would Whedon ever go back to blockbuster land, a world where he had to deal with such intensive fanboys trolling, he quit Twitter?

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‘Jackie,’ ‘Blind Christ’ Make Big Splashes for Burgeoning Chilean Film Business

‘Jackie,’ ‘Blind Christ’ Make Big Splashes for Burgeoning Chilean Film Business
Chile’s unprecedented dual presence in the Venice Film Festival’s official competition, and presence at Toronto, can only attest to the wealth and breadth of its burgeoning cinematic talent.

Venice’s and Toronto’s official lineup included “Jackie,” the first English-language pic from helmer Pablo Larrain, whose pics “No” and “The Club” repped Chile in the past two consecutive years at the Oscars, and whose recent “Neruda” preemed at Cannes and also reps Chile at the upcoming Oscars. The Lido fest also featured a relatively unknown Chile-born talent, Christopher Murray, and his sophomore pic, “The Blind Christ.”

Darren Aronofsky’s search for someone to direct the long-gestating “Jackie” project ended when he saw Larrain’s Berlinale grand jury prizewinner “The Club” while presiding over the Berlin festival jury last year. Natalie Portman, who plays the titular role of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy during the first four days after the assassination of her husband,
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Knock, Knock (2015) review

Reviewed by Kevin Scott

MoreHorror.com

Knock, Knock

Written by Eli Roth, Nicolas Lopez, Guillermo Amoedo

Directed by: Eli Roth

Cast: Keanu Reeves (Evan), Lorenza Izzo (Genesis), Ana de Armas (Bell), Colleen Camp (Vivian)

I’ve been watching a lot of Eli Roth’s most current stuff here lately. He’s definitely built a new network of actors and associates, and has been involved himself as actor, producer, and director in films like “The Stranger”, “The Green Inferno”, and “Aftershock”. All have interesting premises, and how well they are executed is left to the discretion of the viewer.

Knock, Knock is his most mainstream project due to the high profile casting of Keanu Reeves. It’s quite a pairing of two film professionals that elicit reactions of either fervent disdain or a passionate defense of their misunderstood talents. I’m neutral as I think most should be. I don’t like everything they do,
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Blu-Rays Giveaway: ‘The Visit,’ ‘The Green Inferno’ and ‘Sinister 2’ Bundle

Let’s start the New Year right with a few horror thrillers.

Latino-Review is giving away a bundle Blu-ray package that will include “The Visit,” “The Green Inferno” and “Sinister 2.”

These movies are not to be missed for one lucky winner. All movies are already on the market today for purchase.

Here are the details on the movie:

The Visit

A family visit takes a terrifying turn when two siblings learn who Grandma and Grandpa really are in The Visit, a found documentary-style suspense thriller coming to Digital HD on December 15, 2015, and Blu-ray™ and DVD as well as On Demand on January 5, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The first collaboration from Academy Award®-nominated writer-director M. Night Shyamalan and Academy Award-nominated producer Jason Blum, The Visit Blu-ray and DVD are packed with exclusive bonus features including deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes featurette, and a suspenseful alternate ending.

When Becca and Tyler
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Nicolas Lopez’s Netflix Movie ‘No Filter’ Beats ‘Force Awakens’ in Chile

Nicolas Lopez’s Netflix Movie ‘No Filter’ Beats ‘Force Awakens’ in Chile
Netflix-financed “Sin Flitro” (No Filter”), the latest movie from Eli Roth’s Chilewood production-hub partner Nicolas Lopez, has bested “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at the Chilean box office, punching nearly double “Force’s” admissions on “No Filter’s” first day at Chilean theaters and ending up top of Chilean B.O. charts.

Netflix will bow “No Filter” in May. Opening Thursday in Chile, it sold nearly 30,000 tickets. “Force,” entering its fourth week and with a $6.0 million box office through Jan 3 off a Dec. 17 bow, punched 15,582 admissions.

Local box office hits are still relatively rare in Chile, though “Stefan vs. Kramer” scored $12.0 million for Fox in 2012 and “Citizen Kramer” $5.1 million a year later. Only these two “Kramers” have scored higher openings than “No Filter” in the history of Chilean cinema. “Filter” sold out sessions.

A pioneer of geek gross-out comedy in Chile and genre entertainment, helming Roth-starrer “Aftershock” in 2012, was
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Interview: The Green Inferno Co-Star Daryl Sabara on Working with Eli Roth, Tarantulas & More

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Imprisoned in a cage until it's their turn to be eaten, a group of student activists face primal fears at the hands of a cannibal tribe in Eli Roth's The Green Inferno. With the film hitting Blu-ray and DVD today from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (following its Dec. 22nd Digital HD debut), Daily Dead recently had the chance to speak with co-star Daryl Sabara (Machete, Spy Kids) about filming in the Amazon, his close encounters with tarantulas, working with Eli Roth and much more.

Thanks for taking the time to talk about The Green Inferno, Daryl. I really enjoyed your performance as Lars. Looking back, how did you get involved with The Green Inferno?

Daryl Sabara: I’ve been friends with Aaron Burns, who plays Jonah, for about six or seven years now. We met while I was filming Machete. He lived in Austin for a while and then he moved to Chile,
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Contest: Win Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno on Blu-ray

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Student activists are placed on the menu of the very people they are trying to save in Eli Roth's The Green Inferno, available on Digital HD December 22nd & Blu-ray and DVD January 5th from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, and we've been provided with one Blu-ray copy to give away.

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Prize Details: (1) Winner will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of The Green Inferno.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject “The Green Inferno Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on January 6th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.

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Press Release: Universal City, California, November 9, 2015 – An international goodwill mission goes terrifyingly wrong in The Green Inferno,
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Ag Studio’s Morbido TV Loads Up on Genre (Exclusive)

Ag Studio’s Morbido TV Loads Up on Genre (Exclusive)
Buenos Aires –Ag Studios’ Morbido TV, its flagship pay TV channel for Latin America and U.S. Hispanic, is loading up on horror, fantasy, sci-fi, occult-and-more, and driving into original content production, as it aims for a spring 2016 launch.

Despite Morbido TV’s start-up status, its hires, own-shows and early buys rep one of the most ambitious rollouts of a regional genre channel which, in Morbido TV’s case, aims to be much more: A talent hub, production force and driver of a pan-regional culture industry richly grounded in Latin American sensibility.

Morbido TV will be the first 24-hour horror-fantasy-genre channel in Latin America, said Eduardo Caso, CEO of Ag Networks, Ag Studios multi-platform division.

Among new plans, Mexico’s Rafa Lara (“5 de Mayo: La Batalla”) is attached to direct “Terror Mx,” Morbido TV’s first original production, an episodic series framing “the complete history of horror-fantasy cinema in Mexico,
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Exclusive clip from the Eli Roth-produced horror The Stranger

To coincide with its UK DVD release, we’ve got an exclusive clip from the creepy new horror The Stranger from producer Eli Roth (Knock Knock) and director Guillermo Amoedo (Aftershock), which you can watch right here…

In The Stranger, a mysterious man named Martin arrives at a small town at the end of nowhere. He is there to eradicate a highly contagious and dangerous disease that makes sufferers addicted to human blood. His plan is to kill his wife Ana who suffers from the disease but he soon discovers Ana has been dead for a couple of years. He decides to commit suicide to eradicate the disease once and for all but is brutally attacked by three local thugs led by Caleb, the son of a corrupt police lieutenant – and the incident starts a series of events that will plunge the community into a bloodbath.

The Stranger is out
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The Stranger DVD Giveaway

Koch Media presents a new strain of fear with The Stranger on VOD 5th October and DVD 16th November, from established producer Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, The Green Inferno, Knock Knock) and acclaimed new director Guillermo Amoedo (Aftershock, The Green Inferno). To celebrate the release we have a copy of the DVD ready for one lucky Horror Asylum reader to get their hands on. Head below for your chance to enter.. Contest Ends on Friday, November 20, 2015
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Nicolas Lopez, Netflix Team For ‘No Filter’ (Exclusive)

Nicolas Lopez, Netflix Team For ‘No Filter’ (Exclusive)
Chile’s Nicolas Lopez (“Aftershock”), Eli Roth’s partner in their Chilewood production-talent hub and one of the pioneers of homegrown geek comedy and genre entertainment in Latin America, has teamed with Netflix to finance “Sin Filtro” (No Filter).

Producing out of Santiago de Chile’s Sobras Intl. Pictures with longtime partner and producer Miguel Asensio Llamas, Lopez’s films cut two ways: English-language productin with Eli Roth, on which Lopez directs – 2012 earthquake horror movie “Aftershock” – produces – “The Green Inferno” or also co-writes – “Knock Knock” and Spanish-language comedies aimed at Chile’s domestic market, where Lopez has huge media impact, but with international upside: “3rd World Cops” grossed $1.3 million off 60 screens in 2014, beating out Hollywood contenders to the crown of highest-grossing comedy in Chile of the year.

With “No Filter,” and a Netflix partnership, Lopez aims to have the best of both worlds. He originally thought of making “No Filter” in English.
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Box Office Sabermetrics: The Career Batting Line of Radius-twc

Last week I went and saw the horror film Goodnight Mommy, and as my brain was crying and the audience was epically disturbed, I realized that this was possibly the last release I would see under the Radius-twc banner. Earlier this year Tom Quinn and Jason Janego, the co-founders of the independent distributor, left the company in order to start a new one with Drafthouse (which we’re all jazzed about). Ever since then, the lights seem to be off at Radius with no signs of turning back on. So now, we take a look at just how successful they were in their all too brief but memorable run, which saw them giving great releases to challenging films like Only God Forgives, It Follows, Snowpiercer and Blue Ruin. It’s time to looks at the career batting line for their domestic theatrical releases.

The thing is, with most independent distributors,
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Knock Knock | Review

While We’re Young: Roth’s Revisits Grindhouse Home Invasion

Genre director Eli Roth presents his first remake, Knock Knock, a rehash of a 1977 grindhouse thriller, Death Game (which starred Colleen Camp and Sondra Locke, both returning as producers), utilizing modern technology for this revamped mixture of home invasion nightmare and portrait of masculine anxiety. Entertaining as a bit of unintentional camp, Roth’s inability to reign in over-the-top antics from his wildly uneven cast members doffs its queasy sexual overtones nearly as soon as they begin to develop. Headliner Keanu Reeves, along with Roth’s own wife Lorenza Izzo, tend to run amok in a screenplay co-written by the director’s clutch of Chilean acolytes Nicolas Lopez and Guillermo Amodeo. Salty, overly exuberant bits of dialogue only solidify the film’s aptitude for off-putting ludicrousness, but for those inclined towards grungy, misanthropic portraits of cruel psychological games, it’s not a complete loss.
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Fright At Home – October 6th, 2015

This week’s Fright At Home is going to be a jam packed one. Quite a few releases hit shelves and online stores today, so it’ll be a bit lengthy. Everything from sci-fi/action to straight up horror, and even some horror/comedy fare thrown in for good measure.

Our last F.A.H. post was a video one, and we’re testing out what format works best for you readers so please feel free to let us know if you prefer written or video rundowns of each week’s releases. Read on!

Nocturna (Alchemy)

It’s Christmastime in New Orleans and children are mysteriously disappearing, stolen from their homes, taken off the street, dozens have vanished without a trace. Detective Harry Ganat and his partner Roy Cody have found a young girl in the home of a murdered swamper and she leads them to the den of her captors…
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Contest: Win Eli Roth Presents The Stranger on Blu-ray

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The thirst for blood runs rampant through a small town in Eli Roth Presents The Stranger, a new horror film from writer/director Guillermo Amoedo that hits Blu-ray next Tuesday from Scream Factory. Ahead of the film's home media release, we've been provided with three copies to give away to Daily Dead readers.

Eli Roth Presents The Stranger Blu-ray: "Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, Hostel, The Green Inferno) presents a riveting masterpiece from writer/director Guillermo Amoedo (Aftershock, The Green Inferno, Knock Knock) with this macabre and gruesome tale set in a small town.

A mysterious stranger, Martin (Cristóbal Tapia-Montt), arrives seeking to kill his wife Ana (Lorenza Izzo, The Green Inferno, Aftershock) who suffers from a very dangerous disease that makes her as addicted to human blood as he is. But when he discovers that Ana has been dead for a couple of years, Martin decides to commit suicide to
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Eli Roth Presents The Stranger and Gravy Blu-ray Clips & Trailers

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Next Tuesday, Scream Factory's dishing out a double helping of horror with their Blu-ray releases of Eli Roth Presents The Stranger and Gravy, and to give you an idea of what scares to expect, we have clips and trailers from both films.

Eli Roth Presents The Stranger: "Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, Hostel, The Green Inferno) presents a riveting masterpiece from writer/director Guillermo Amoedo (Aftershock, The Green Inferno, Knock Knock) with this macabre and gruesome tale set in a small town.

A mysterious stranger, Martin (Cristóbal Tapia-Montt), arrives seeking to kill his wife Ana (Lorenza Izzo, The Green Inferno, Aftershock) who suffers from a very dangerous disease that makes her as addicted to human blood as he is. But when he discovers that Ana has been dead for a couple of years, Martin decides to commit suicide to definitively eradicate this peculiar disease which imbues his blood with healing powers.
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