Prepare yourself for an unparalleled creature feature experience with Minore, the latest masterpiece from the acclaimed director and visual effects virtuoso, Konstantinos Koutsoliotas. Known for his exceptional work on blockbuster films like Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities, 1917, West Side Story, and Guardians of the Galaxy, Koutsoliotas brings his artistic brilliance to this extraordinary Greek monster movie.
Infused with local flavor, a captivating old-school style of special effects, hauntingly melodic music, nightmarish creatures, and copious amounts of gore, this enthralling horror flick is set to have its European premiere at FrightFest on Saturday, August 26, followed by an additional screening on Monday, August 28.
The story unfolds on a sultry summer night in Greece when sailor William (played by Davide Tucci from Napoleon and Barbarians), on a break from his duties, arrives in a charming coastal village in search of his long-lost father. The town is alive with music and revelry, and in a bustling taverna, William is captivated by the waitress Aliki (Daphne Alexander from The Ghost and The Fourth Kind). However, what starts as an enjoyable evening quickly takes a sinister turn as a mysterious mist envelops the town, and unearthly monsters from the deep begin to invade, luring the locals into the sea with disturbing and eerie dreams.
As things take a freakish turn, William and Aliki shift from flirting to fighting, teaming up with the vibrant locals, including the bar owner Pantelis (portrayed by Eurovision contestant Christos Callow), to take on the menacing beasts. From musicians to bodybuilders, tourists to criminals, and even a priest and a granny, everyone must stand united to defend their tranquil town, leading to non-stop clashes and exhilarating gore-filled battles.
Seamlessly blending Greek authenticity, mesmerizing special effects, and an enchanting rebetiko soundtrack, Koutsoliotas weaves a tapestry of fantasy, blood, gore, and folklore, infused with intense action and the darkest of humor.
With a harmonious mix of everyday life and the extraordinarily extreme, brace yourself to confront the monstrous beasts from beyond in Minore, and you'll undoubtedly be embracing Greek cinema this summer.
On Discovery Screen 3 on Saturday, August 26, at 5.50 pm and Monday, August 28, at 3.20 pm.