Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, February 23, 2016. The Freakiest Night devoted to the extreme prankster cinema will take again the Monopol Multiplex on Friday night, March 11, at 11pm, with a movie marathon that will bring together the lovers of the fantastic and the horror genres. Under Jesús Palacios’ supervision, an expert on the subject, the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Film Festival will experience the sixteenth edition of the event with a range of titles challenging the public to question and to taste all the different options so that they can savor the aftertaste this selection must leave in their palates. A collection of samples that returns to the classic-yet-full-of-nuances-and-subtleties horror.
Palacios doesn’t hesitate to remind, anytime he can, that “the Gran-Canaria-native festival has been pioneer in including these sort of films within its schedule”, and adds, in his speech, that the experience is a plus. A plus that has made possible for today’s spectators from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to face with maturity and thoroughness an event that every year takes it one step further.
In 2016 the three feature films are of North American origin; thus The Invitation, a film by Karyn Kusama with certain philosophical content, and the nostalgia for the classic tale of We are Still Here, by Ted Geoghegan, are purely American productions, and the irreverent and bloody Turbo Kid, by François Simard, Anouk Whissell and Yoann-Karl Whissell, is a coproduction among USA, Canada and New Zealand.
Among the short film selection there is a Spanish film, Amor de mono, by Paulo Mosca and Abel Sánchez, which stands out for its iconoclastic humor; the Australian piece The Witching Hour, by Carl Firth, with subtle touches of gothic elegance; and the American Night of The Slasher, by Shant Hamassian, a cinephile wink to the Freakiest Night’s audience.