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“ABRAKADABRA”! New giallo appears on-line and on Blu-ray soon

Thursday, April 23, 2020 | Blu-ray/DVD, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Horror specialists the Onetti Brothers close out their giallo trilogy that began with SONNO PROFONDO and FRANCESCA with a movie that will soon be visible in two venues.

Directed by Luciano and Nicolás Onetti from a script they wrote with Carlos Goitia, ABRAKADABRA will have its exclusive North American premiere this Saturday, April 25 on YouTube’s “Watch Movies Now!” channel; you’ll be able to see it at this link. The actors and crew will be answering questions live while the film plays out. ABRAKADABRA will also be out around May 12 on a limited-edition (1,000 copies) Blu-ray from Cauldron Films that includes a behind-the-scenes featurette, postcards with promotional artwork, a CD soundtrack of Luciano Onetti’s score and more; it can be pre-ordered here.

ABRAKADABRA stars Germán Baudino, María Eugenia Rigón, Clara Kovacic, Ivi Brickell, Gustavo D´Alessandro, Raúl Gederlini and Pablo Vilela. The synopsis: “ ‘Dante the Great,’ a prestigious magician, accidentally dies during a risky magic trick. Thirty-five years later his son Lorenzo, also a magician, presents a magic show in one of the most important theaters in the city. From then on, a series of murders will begin to take place and will attempt to incriminate him. Lorenzo must discover who seeks to involve him and why before it is too late.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.