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Fantastic Podcast #2 - Life after (winning) Sitges

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From discovery to confirmation. If you enjoyed the first Fantastic Podcast (where we got to talk to J.A. Bayona), here's a nice bowl of apple ice cream for you. Because we spent the hangover following the Festival's 56th edition with one of its main protagonists: Demián Rugna.


Ángel Sala, Mònica Garcia i Massagué, Diego López-Fernández and Víctor Esquirol now converse with the director and screenwriter of 'When Evil Lurks', the recent winner of both the Official Selection and the Òrbita Section. The Argentine filmmaker, accompanied by an opportune and disturbing canine companion, talks about his relationship with Sitges (where he had already competed with his previous feature film; where he had already participated in both Brigadoon and the Sitges FanPitch), the importance of emotional and psychological support, the state of genre filmmaking in a country, his own, now threatened by the new (?) political currents, and the insurmountable pinnacle of having James Cameron sit in on the Q&A of one of your films.


All this, and much more, in the 2nd episode of the Fantastic Podcast, or "Life after (winning) Sitges".



  • 'When Evil Lurks' (Demián Rugna, 2023)
  • 'Aterrados' (Demián Rugna, 2017)
  • 'Malditos sean!' (Demián Rugna & Fabián Forte, 2011)
  • 'The Last Gateway' (Demián Rugna, 2007)
  • 'Otra película maldita' (Alberto Fasce & Mario Varela, 2023)
  • 'Historia de lo oculto' (Cristian Jesús Ponce, 2020)
  • 'Lava' (Ayar Blasco, 2019)
  • 'Fase 7' (Nicolás Goldbart, 2010)
  • 'Plaga zombie' (Pablo Parés & Hernán Sáez, 1997)
  • 'Moebius' (Gustavo Mosquera R., 1996)
  • 'Pampa salvaje' (Hugo Fregonese, 1966)