“Nosferatu” and “Kill list”

There will be blood! Screened for the first time ever in Romania at the first edition of „Full Moon” – Horror & Fantasy Film Festival, Kill List is, by and far, the most successful independent British film of the last year. Partly gory homage to the classic The Wicker Man (1973), Ben Wheatley's second feature tells the story of a hitman who, a year after a botched job, takes on a new assignment but soon, what has started off as an easy task soon unravels, sending the killer into the heart of darkness. The film premiered at the South by Southwest Festival and was selceted in the official competitions and/or showcases of various film festivals such as Helsinki, Toronto, Vancouver, Stockholm, Rotterdam și Beaune. Kill List is the "go to" film for thouse who really want to keep up with the latest trends in terms of horror cinema.

Another not to be missed event of "FULL MOON" is the concert screening of Nosferatu (directed by F.W. Murnau, 1922), accompanied live by the Einuiea quartet (Călin Torsan, Silviu Fologea, George Turliu, Juan-Carlos Negretti). Nosferatu is generally considered the first great horror film ever made and still manages, 90 years after its premiere, to hold a strange dreamlike grip on the imagination.

Those who love a good scare but could do with some laughter, too, will definitely love Rammbock: Berlin Undead! (directed by Marvin Kren, 2011), a to the point German horror where imagination works wonders, and Eddie, the Sleepwalking Cannibal (directed by Boris Rodriguez, 2012), one of the most recent festival favorite around the world (Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Fantasporto, Tribeca).

At the same time, for those who are in the mood for a good zombie thrill but without the additional tongue-in-cheek humor, South Africa has prepared an absolute gore fest: The Dead (Howard & Jonathan Ford, 2010), selected in Brussels, the holy grail of fantasy festivals.

Last but not least, as horror cinema is not all about blood on the walls and, sometimes, a good scare is more successful than ten ripped or sawed-off hands, the selection of the first edition encompasses some of the most successful thrillers of the past two years: the Australian The Tunnel (2011), by Carlos Ledesma, the story of a television crew who, in a network of abandoned train tunnels deep beneath the heart of Sydney, finds something that was never supposed to be found; the Norwegian Babycall (2011), by Pål Sletaune, where Noomi Rapace is a young mother tormented by the strange noises coming from the nursery monitor installed in her boy's bedroom; the French Le village des ombres (2010, Fouad Benhammou), inspired by the already classic Vidocq and Le pacte des loups; and, last but not least, the Spanish Mientras duermes (2011), the most recent output of Jaume Balagueró, the author of the cult movie [Rec], now more penetrating and subversive than ever.

The first edition of "FULL MOON", the only film festival in Romania focused exclusively on horror and fantasy cinema, will take place between 16th and 19th of August 2012, in Biertan, Sibiu County. The festival is organized by Romanian Film Promotion and presented by Transilvania International Film Festival.