Tropical Fantasy: The Early Films of Ivan Cardoso


The early works of Brazilian basement & beach auteur Ivan Cardoso to Brooklyn’s big screen. Cardoso, though champion of genre film back home, was largely unknown in these United States until only very recently. This July we’re presenting his first four forays into film in the form of 1 short and 3 features featuring more tropes than you can shake a stake at – vampires, mummies, carnivorous plants, masked villains, radio detectives, unlicensed Alfred Hitchcock overdubs, Coffin Joe cameos, and more. Includes Nosferato no Brasil (1970), O Segredo da Múmia (1982), As Sete Vampires (1986), and Escorpiao Escarlate (1990). 

New York: July 1 - 29 at Spectacle Theater.