Just yesterday, the Fantasia Film Festival announced their massive second wave of programming, which included Brazilian writer-director Dennison Ramalho‘s Among the Living.
Set to hold its World Premiere at next month’s Montreal-based festival, programmer Mitch Davis says the film is “brimming with grotesque imagination and otherworldly magick.” Proof is in these awesome first photos, which put the practical effects work on display.
In the film,
“Stênio works the night shift at a morgue in a very large, very violent city. On the job, he sees cadavers in every conceivable state, often the victims of horrific gang warfare. While most would be rather unsettled by it all, Stênio is not. For the dead speak to him. Not in any metaphorical sense but in a very literal way. Stênio was born with an occult gift and while not everyone would be at ease conversing with mutilated cadavers on slabs, he has learned that there are endless secrets that can be gleaned this way. Related to crime. To prosperity. One day he learns a terrible secret about people in his own life. He commits the sin of acting on knowledge obtained from the dead, cursing himself and those dearest to him in the process.”
Step with us into Ramalho’s haunted morgue and brace yourself at Fantasia. Dates and tickets will be available soon at the fest’s official website…