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New Documentary Shines a Light on Flemish Horror

The basic premise of Steve De Roover’s new documentary, Forgotten Scares: An In Depth Look at Flemish Horror Cinema, is a little bit suspect in that it positions Flemish horror as a largely unknown, underground movement. Considering the success of recent imports like Cub, Calvaire and The Ardennes I’m not sure how much I buy that but, okay, I’ll play along for now.

Forgotten Scares: An In Depth Look at Flemish Horror Cinema goes back to the birth of Flemish horror in the ’70s and shines a bright light on the potential future of horror in Belgium. Through this doc, the filmmakers hope that viewer get 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” will feature 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.

The documentary is currently in post-production, so there is no release date in place for this film at this time.





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