After watching the trailer of Blumhouse and Hulu’s “Into the Dark: Culture Shock” by Latin Horror’s own Gigi Saul Guerrero “La Muñeca Del Terror”, I was initially very proud of her because she tackled a very realistic experience that many of us, the Latinx family is experiencing in this menacing administration. The trailer was AWESOME as it has this “The Stepford Wives” feel. But what resided with me was the closing line, “We aren’t paid to give them the American Dream. We’re paid to keep them out of it.” To me truthfulness and real life is scarier than the boogie man. Those words, that trailer captured that fear that most of the Latinx community live every day. The fear that we are not wanted in this country and the fear of being harmed.
“Into the Dark: Culture Shock” premiers on July 4th 2019 on Hulu and you better watch it because it’s a very important film that I would love to discuss with you all.
Synopsis: Told in Spanish and English, this thriller follows a young Mexican woman in pursuit of the American Dream, who crosses illegally into the United States, only to find herself in an American nightmare.
Directed by: Gigi Saul Guerrero
Written by: Gigi Saul Guerrero, Efren Hernandez, James Benson
Starring: Martha Higareda, Richard Cabral, Shawn Ashmore, Barbara Crampton, and Creed Bratton
ABOUT INTO THE DARK: In partnership with Blumhouse Television, Into The Dark is a horror event series from prolific, award-winning producer, Jason Blum’s independent TV studio. The series includes 12 super-sized episodes, with a new installment released each month inspired by a holiday and will feature Blumhouse’s signature genre/thriller spin on the story.