We tend to act like geek culture is an American thing, with some branches in Japan and the United Kingdom. But that’s a gross oversimplification – if you look hard enough, you can find awesome science fiction, fantasy and more all over the world. A great example is Bacurau, a Brazilian movie that is hitting screens in the States this week. Set in the country’s rural wilderness, it follows the residents of a small town thrown into supernatural chaos after the elderly matriarch passes away. We liked it so much it inspired us to take a deeper dive into South American sci-fi and fantasy movies, and here are 11 you should check out.
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