Dennison Ramalho

Dennison Ramalho is a lesser exposed voice within the horror scene, but a pretty distinctive one if his “Amor Só de Mãe” (Love from Mother Only) is any indication. It’s a tight little 20 minute vision of end times which are brought about through the act of matricide. What really worked well for me was Dennison's firm grounding of the story within a Brazilian milieu; one that manages to be both believable and slightly surreal.
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Even more exciting than his 2003 short, is his penning of Legendary Brazilian scaremeister Coffin Joe's comeback project entitled, “Encarnação do Demônio”. I have no idea when this will get some U.S. attention, but the trailer looks like a weird mix of the old Coffin Joe sensibility and a more updated horror aesthetic.



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