The feature-length documentary "Forgotten Scares" goes back to the birth of Flemish horror in the '70s and shines a bright light on the future of horror in Belgium. The viewer gets a chance to discover long forgotten - and even unfinished - genre gems and learn in-depth info about underrated 'splatter and gore'-fests, post-apocalyptic movies, slasher-films, nazisploitation, women-in-prison and other fantastical Flemish genre benders through the eyes of the directors, producers, composers, principal actors and genre experts. "Forgotten Scares" is illustrated by rare behind the scene footage, classic film scenes, production stills, promotional art and even never before seen videos out of the vaults of the filmmakers.
An In-depth Look at Flemish Horror Cinema
Did You Know?
The official teaser trailer of "Forgotten Scares: An In-depth Look at Flemish Horror Cinema" shows footage of Rob Van Eyck's thriller "Blue Belgium" (2000). This controversial film was originally included in the documentary, but was dropped in the editing because the running-time became too long. See more
I think 'horror' is a genre, just like the musical or the western... This is not Flemish!
The work-print (with a running time of 126 minutes) was screened as a 'test-screening' at the Stuff Film Festival Mexico, and features several additional footage and interviews not included in the wide release. The segments about "De Terugtocht", "Blue Belgium" and "Vampires" were cut, because the documentary became too long. These segments will be part of the DVD. See more