Monday, September 3, 2012

'Beyond the Grave' Creeps Its Way on to Netflix!

BEYOND THE GRAVE
Now Available on Netflix for USA and Latin America

PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - September 3, 2012 - The Brazilian feature film BEYOND THE GRAVE (aka PORTO DOS MORTOS aka MÁS ALLÁ DE LA TUMBA), produced by Lockheart Filmes, is now available on the VOD platform in USA, Latin America and also Caribbean. A mixture of art-house horror, existential road movie and spaghetti western, the movie can be watched instantly on Netflix in more than 40 countries. Winner of two international awards and selected for the Chicago Latino Film Festival and Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano (Cuba), among others, BEYOND THE GRAVE gained a cult status following among underground film festivals and Internet critics around the globe. Shot in HD on locations in the city of Porto Alegre, the production budget is estimated in US$ 150K.

BEYOND THE GRAVE is the feature directorial debut of 33 years old filmmaker Davi de Oliveira Pinheiro, who also writes and produces. The film follows the post-apocalyptic journey of the Officer (Rafael Tombini) who hunts a mystical serial killer known as the Dark Rider (Adriano Basegio). Across wastelands populated by reanimated corpses, he will put his remaining sanity to the test against a nemesis that could have brought the end of the world. Shooter (Ricardo Seffner) and Nina (Amanda Grimaldi), a couple of teenagers, are the first living souls to cross paths with the policeman on his quest. The younglings have lost their loved ones to the maniac and also seek revenge. More info can be found on the official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/portodosmortosoficial.

Synopsis
In a devastated post-apocalyptic world where the rules of reality are transformed by magic and madness, a vengeful police officer searches for a possessed serial killer in a battle of the not-so-good versus absolute evil.

Main Selections and Awards
32nd Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano (Cuba) – Cine Fantástico y de Horror en Latinoamérica Selection; 28th Chicago Latino Film Festival – Official Selection; 3rd Arizona Underground Film Festival – Best Horror Feature Award; 5th Montevideo Fantástico (Uruguay) – Audience Choice Award for Best Latin American Feature Film; 9th Maverick Movie Awards (USA) – Nominated for Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Production Design, Best Makeup FX and Best Stunts; 7th Montreal Underground Film Festival (Canada) – Official Selection (Closing Film); 1st Portugal Underground Film Festival – Official Selection; 2nd South Texas Underground Film Festival – Official Selection; 3rd Underground Cinema Film Festival (Ireland) – Official Selection. Complete list: here.

Reviews
"El Mariachi meets 'The Dark Tower' series. (...) the film itself is incredibly well shot in general. Add in some choice music – edited again in a way that hits hard – and the film flows in such a manner that indeed makes it memorable." (Lauren Taylor, Bloody Disgusting)

"I already want to see it again, and I have a hunch that it will get better with repeated viewings, so its status as a future cult film is assured." (Sergio Barreto, Chicagoano)

"It finds itself to be on the verge of being a cult classic as I find a very strong message throughout the entire film." (Jeremy Hawkins, Howlin' Wolf Records)

"BEYOND THE GRAVE offers a striking visual palette that lends itself perfectly to the fast-paced action and comic book styling. Each shot has been meticulously planned for maximum impact." (Carl Manes, I Like Horror Movies)

"Davi de Oliveira Pinheiro has come up with a movie that manages to hit marks and beats that others out there don’t. BEYOND THE GRAVE is an impressive, original and cautious movie that deserves your attention. After all, innovative horror from Brazil may rise once again." (Jason Meredith, CiNEZiLLA)

"BEYOND THE GRAVE is the stunning voyage through a mesmerizing world full of magical mysteries and strangely alluring places, created by a team of young, visionary and highly talented filmmakers. I loved it!" (Maynard Morrissey, Horror Movie Diary)

Netflix territories available
http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/70242120
http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Beyond-the-Grave/70242120?locale=en-US
United States, Mexico, Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panamá, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guyana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Surinam, Uruguay, Venezuela, The Caribbean Basin Islands, including Anguilla, Antigua, Barbuda, Bonaire, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Collectivity of St. Martin, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Saba, St. Barthelemy, St. Eustatius, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Maarten, Trinidad, Tobago, and the Turk and Caicos Islands.

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