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Cast signs on for Argentine horror film The White Devil

07.12.2016by: Cody Hamman

Dolores Fonzi

Theatre actor Ignacio Rogers is set to make his feature writing and directorial debut with the Argentine horror film THE WHITE DEVIL (or EL DIABLO BLANCO). Rogers' story starts with 

three male friends going off camping in the mountains. They meet three girls and immediately hit it off. Romance flowers as they decide to continue the trip together. One of them, Fernando, has a strange encounter with a mysterious man and suffers premonitory dreams of this man killing people, after which a once-carefree holiday trip turns into a ghastly nightmare.

Sounds like a very promising set-up, and producer Juan Pablo Gugliotta, co-founder of Magma Cine, promises that THE WHITE DEVIL will stand out from the legion of horror films about terrible things happening on camping trips by having deep Latin American roots, with Argentine indigenous myths and legends playing into the story.

The characters will also be a little different, a little older than the typical horror fodder. The people in this group are in their mid-to-late thirties; "one a divorcee, another about to inherit local land, and two of the women qualified anthropologists, searching for traces of the mountains’ original indigenous settlers."

We know who will be playing three of the film's characters, as Argentine A-listers Dolores Fonzi (pictured above), Esteban Lamothe (seen in the thumbnail image), and Julieta Zylberberg (pictured below) have signed on to star in the film.

I haven't seen that many Argentine films, but THE WHITE DEVIL definitely sounds like a genre project worth keeping an eye on. The film is scheduled to enter production in the first quarter of 2017.

Julieta Zylberberg

Extra Tidbit: How does THE WHITE DEVIL sound to you?
Source: Variety

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