The American Film Market in Santa Monica, CA, is playing the Spanish language drama CR?NICAS, a film produced by Guillermo del Toro.
As reported by Fangoria:
John Leguizamo stars as a scuzzy tabloid reporter (is there any other kind?) who begins covering the case of The Monster, a maniac in Ecuador responsible for a string of awful child murders. Writer/director Sebasti?n Cordero, however, is more interested in exposing how far the media will go in tracking an explosive story than he is in exploiting the usual serial-killer formula. CR?NICAS opens with a horrifying sequence (the film?s most gut-wrenching and difficult-to-watch moment) in which grieving villagers beat and set fire to a man (Dami?n Alc?zar) after he accidentally runs over a boy with his truck. The callous news team, meanwhile, shoots this vigilante “justice” without interceding. The message here isn?t anything new, but the actors make CR?NICAS.
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