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JULY 4th, Hulu’s “Into the Dark: Culture Shock” debuts with a horrific American Dream

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A friend just sent me a message “Stay home. Ice is in Union City [New Jersey].” I quickly spread the news throughout my social media to warn my immigrant friends. On the week that president Trump was elected a local teacher finds out that one of her students missed school for a week because he was afraid that his parents were going to get deported. Then there is the constant bombardment on our social media, our news outlets of violent threats to immigrants, children being separated from their families, children dying in those detention camps and finally our president using human beings as political pawns to build a wall or change the immigration policy. All of this is very overwhelming and has caused constant fear in the Latinx community as well as this entire country. This is the time where filmmakers must generate movies to create discussion about the all-out attack that the U.S. is creating with this anti-immigration propaganda that this Trump administration has created.

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.

Christian A. Morán
Christian A. Morán has been working on feature films, shorts, music videos and in documentaries, for which he won an award in 2002 at the Aurora Film Festival. As a Production Manager and Senior Editor at Media Blasters Inc., he has worked on and revived numerous Cult and Horror titles such as Lucio Fulci's Zombie 2, Takashi Miike's Ichi the Killer and One Missed Call. He also worked on post-production for Fever Dreams' feature, "Shadow: Dead Riot", starring Tony Todd of Candyman and worked on "Death Trance" directed by Yuji Shimomura and starring Versus' Tak Sakaguchi. Christian has also worked on animated titles including Invader Zim, Berserk, Giant Robo, Samurai Deeper Kyo, 12 Kingdoms and Voltron: Defender of the Universe. He also produced and edited a promotion video for a branch of The United Nations called Alliance of Civilizations which featured President Barack Obama. Currently, he is working with legendary producer Roger Corman and Code Red DVD, who handle titles from MGM (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer). At this time he is producing and directing his own films such as Silentious (2013), Flawed God (2014), Halloween Treat (2014) and the award winning film, Let's Play Dead Girl (2015).

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