Gothic is an excellent adaptation of the short story Pickman's
Model by H.P. Lovecraft.
Protagonist Gabriel Martinez (Rodrigo Sepúlveda) is
a journalist obsessed with finding the truth about the death
of a colleague and friend Aníbal Neira (Gilberto Villarroel)
who was brutually murdered while researching a news article
on American painter Richard Upton Pickman (Renzo Oviedo) who's
disturbing work recreates the mythological monsters of Chilean
folklore and other aberrant creatures.
through an art professor (Luis Alarcón) tracks the
artist to Santiago. Soon the journalist arrives at Chiloé
where the painter resides and experiences an intense and overflowing
nightmare when he discovers the truth.
Originally shot on 16mm then edited on Betacam SP with English
subtitles, Chilean Gothic, based on a strong screenplay
by Gilberto Villarroel, makes excellent use of locations and
Chilean Gothic will be screened at the 2001
H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival. For more information check
out their website at http://www.chileangothic.cl