General Cemetery

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General Cemetery
Teaser poster
Directed by Dorian Fernández-Moris
Produced by Luis Fernández
Written by Javier Velasquez
Starring Airam Galliani
Nikko Ponce
Leslie Shaw
Marisol Aguirre
Jürgen Gömez
Cinematography Miguel Ángel Valencia
Edited by Roberto Benavides
Dorian Fernández-Moris
Percy Meza
Audiovisual Films
Release date
  • 30 October 2012 (2012-10-30)[1]
Country Peru
Language Spanish

General Cemetery (Cementerio General in Spanish) is a Peruvian supernatural horror film directed by Dorian Fernandez Moris. Written by Javier Velasquez, the plot is based on urban legends in the city's main cemetery.[2] The film stars Airam Galliani, Nikko Ponce, Leslie Shaw, Marisol Aguirre, among others. It is produced by Iquitos-based Audiovisual Films company. The filming began in January 2012 in Iquitos. Moreover, it is an indirect sponsored film due to its ample, solicited budget support by state-owned and privately held entities.[3][4]

General Cemetery is the first full-length horror film in Peru. The film will include extensive found footage scenes, a new film style in the country.[2]


Set in Iquitos, the story follows Andrea (Airam Galliani), a 15-year-old teenage girl, who suffers after the death of her father. Her friends from school convince her to try and contact her father using a ouija board. However, this triggers a series of terrifying events.[1][2]


General Cemetery was conceived in early 2011.[3] The screenplay was co-written by Javier Velasquez and Dorian Fernández.[3] The story is based in urban legends about the city's main cemetery, which were condensed in the script, and compacted to the investigation of facts.

Airam Galliani was selected to her role, when Fernandez-Moris found her in the Ensamble acting workshop, as soon as he found in each acting schools.[2]

Attempting to follow the found footage style, Fernández-Moris influenced the film story by Paranormal Activity, Cloverfield, REC and The Blair Witch Project.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Filme ‘Cementerio General’ promete ponerte los pelos de punta". (in Spanish). 15 January 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Filme peruano se basa en 'Actividad Paranormal'". La República. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d ""Cementerio general": filman película en Iquitos, con Marisol Aguirre, Nikko Ponce y Leslie Shaw". Cinencuentro. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Cementerio General". Pro y Contra. Archived from the original on 1 February 2012. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 

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