Watch Out For “Satanic Hispanics”
We reviewed the anthology Satanic Hispanics which features five stories from five Latino directors when it debuted at last year’s Fantastic Fest and called it “a fun film that doesn’t feel like it runs for a little under two hours”. We also mentioned that Epic had picked it up for release via their Dread label. Well, they’ve finally announced a release date, it will be arriving in theatres on September 14th. You can check out the review and read the press release below.
Directed by Gigi Saul Guerrero (Bingo Hell), Mike Mendez (Big Ass Spider!), Demián Rugna (Terrified), Alejandro Brugués (Juan of the Dead), and Eduardo Sánchez (The Blair Witch Project), SATANIC HISPANICS is a deep dive into Latin folklore fused through a genre lens, spotlighting Hispanic talent both in front and behind the camera. The film has also received festival accolades including the Best Director award at Fantastic Fest 2022.
Synopsis: When police raid a house in El Paso, they find it full of dead Latinos, and only one survivor. He’s known as The Traveler, and when they take him to the station for questioning he tells them those lands are full of magic and talks about the horrors he’s encountered in his long time on this earth, about portals to other worlds, mythical creatures, demons and the undead. Stories about Latin American legends.
Directed by: Mike Mendez, Demián Rugna, Eduardo Sánchez, Gigi Saul Guerrero, Alejandro Brugués
Written by: Alejandro Mendez, Demián Rugna, Pete Barnstrom, Lino K. Villa, Shadan Saul, Raynor Shima
Produced by: Patrick Ewald, Mike Mendez, Alejandro Brugués
Starring: Efren Ramirez, Greg Grunberg, Hemky Madera, Jonah Ray Rodrigues, Patricia Velásquez, Jacob Vargas, Ari Gallegos, Demian Salomon, Christian Rodrigo, Michael C. Williams