GOATLING (2020) Reviews of bizarre Brazilian horror movie

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‘Evil lurks everywhere’
Goatling is a 2020 Brazilian horror feature film comprised of three shorts Cabrito (2015), Rosalita (2017) and Released from Love (2018).

Written and directed by Luciano de Azevedo. Produced by Isabela Abreu, Juliana Espíndola and André Garcia.

The BR Produções-Brisa Filmes-RodaFilmes production stars Iuri Alvarenga, Ramon Brant, Sandra Emília, Samir Hauaji, Mia Mozart, Fernanda Thurann and Fernanda Welter.

Cabrito tells the story of a man haunted by his loved ones. The film begins with the story of his father and how the family became human flesh eaters.

The second part focuses on his mother and how she awakens the worst in her son with her twisted religiousness.

The last part is focused on the main character’s final catharsis, when he kidnaps his first love, Rosalita, and reproduces the inhuman bizarre caring to which he was subjected in his family relations…


” …deftly incorporates Christian symbolism and ideals such as subservience to create a narrative that explores the psychological turmoil of a rural Brazilian family. This film is extreme, to say the least, with its graphically raw imagery and content verging on an exploitative slasher film. A focus on Catholicism and family, however, grounds Cabrito in an uneasy reality.” 6/10 Horror Buzz

Cabrito is a bloody, sweaty and demented look at an oppressive family in a rural setting. It’s hopeless and debilitating and it’s not the type of scary movie where the characters walk away with a happy ending. It’s the type of movie where you walk away feeling dirty and genuinely unnerved.” Horror Society

“The film takes us into loneliness and how bad it is. The hallucinations that they manage to create and all the suffering that it gives. Little more to say, the truth is that nothing excited me.” Moviementaries


Cast and characters (alphabetical):
Iuri Alvarenga … Second Son
Ramon Brant … First Son
Magui Bravi … Irmã (voice)
Sandra Emília … Mãe Velha
Samir Hauaji … Father
Mia Mozart … Rosalita
Fernanda Thurann … Mother
Fernanda Welter … Daughter

Original title:
Cabrito “Goatling”

Technical details:
1 hour 20 minutes


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