The Argentinian shocker, Luciferina, is making its way to DVD, Blu-ray, and streaming services via Artsploitation Films. The movie follows nineteen-year-old Natalie as she goes in search of a mystical plant that she believes could help her dying father. While searching in the jungle, Natalie and her friends come face to face with something evil. Read on for the official trailer, poster, and a couple of stills that showcase the impressive visuals.
According to the official press release,”Calzada directs a visually explosive film where religion, innocence, repressed sexuality and evil build to a boil and spectacularly collide.” Gonzalo Calzada (The Clairvoyant’s Prayer, Resurrection) directed Luciferina from his own screenplay.
Luciferina stars Stefanía Koessl, Victoria Carreras, Tomás Lipán, Malena Sánchez, and Sofia Del Tuffo. Prior to the upcoming release, Luciferina screened at film festivals around the world, including FrightFest London, Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival, Fantaspoa and Cinepolcalypse. So far, early reviews for the film have been positive. The Hollywood News calls the film, “Gorgeous…slick and polished. The final act alone is batshit and bananas enough to fill any horror fan’s desire.”
Interest piqued? Luciferina will be available on DVD and Bluray beginning November 20 and will then be available via VOD streaming services starting December 4. In all honesty, satanic/possession films are not really my thing. However, the idea of the protagonist traveling to an island in search of a mystical plant has grabbed my attention. Now, after watching the trailer, I can honestly say that I’m intrigued to see how the confrontation of good versus evil plays out. What is your opinion of the synopsis, poster, and trailer? Or have you seen Calzada’s previous work? Let us know in the comments below, on Twitter, or on our Horror Fiends of Nightmare on Film Street Facebook group.