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Reminder: New “Dissecting Horror” with Creatives of Blumhouse’s ‘Bingo Hell’ TODAY at 6 PM (PST)

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The next installment of the “Dissecting Horror” digital panel series will take place TODAY (Tuesday, October 5th) at 6 pm PST and be with the creative talent from Blumhouse’s Bingo Hell.

Panelists include writer/director Gigi Saul Guerrero, executive producer Raynor Shima, cinematographer Byron Werner, writer Shane McKenzie and one of the film’s stars Jonathan Medina (Eric). I’ll be your moderator.

Related Article: Gigi Saul Guerrero Wraps Bloody BINGO for Blumhouse

Bingo Hell, one of the latest installments of Welcome to the Blumhouse, arrived exclusively on Prime Video on October 1st. If you haven’t seen the film yet, check out the trailer and synopsis below.

Synopsis:
In the Barrio of Oak Springs live a strong and stubborn group of elderly friends who refuse to be gentrified. Their leader, Lupita, keeps them together as a community, a family. But little did they know, their beloved Bingo hall is about to be sold to a much more powerful force than money itself.

You can watch “Dissecting Horror” live on Dread Central’s Facebook page through Facebook Live, as well on Dread Central’s Twitch Channel. The panel will also be available on our official YouTube channel.

Dread Central and Jordan von Netzer of Projection PR launched “Dissecting Horror” on April 15th, 2020 with a panel focused on horror film scores. Since then, they have produced panels spotlighting stunt coordinators, costume designers, composers, visual/special effects and the creatives behind FollowedCruiser12 Hour ShiftDon’t Look Back, Hunter Hunter, Willy’s Wonderland, Wrong Turn, Dreamcatcher, Making Monsters, The Banishing, The Stairs, The Boy Behind the Door, We Need To Do Something, Initiation, The DjinnSuperhost and Parallel.

ABOUT THE PANELISTS:

GIGI SAUL GUERRERO (Director/Writer)

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Gigi Saul Guerrero, born and raised in Mexico City, also known as “La Muñeca Del Terror” in Latin America. She is a Mexican genre director/filmmaker and actress living in Vancouver Canada, she’s described by Variety and L’attitude Latinxt as part of the new wave of Latino talent.

Gigi graduated with honors at Capilano University’s Bosa Centre for Film and Animation and is also a current Directing instructor at Vancouver Film School. She has been praised as one of the top, emerging directors in the horror genre by Empire, Dread Central, Fangoria and Bloody Disgusting. Guerrero is co-founder of Luchagore Productions In Vancouver Canada. Guerrero directed an action-packed episode for The Purge season 2. She directed her feature debut Culture Shock for Blumhouse Productions Television, winner of Best Primetime movie at the Imagen Awards and it is still 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. Guerrero started her career with several genre short films including gore-fest El Gigante now available on Shudder, and viral hits like A Luchagore Christmas and Evil Dead in 60 seconds. In 2014, Guerrero participated in the Mexican horror anthology Mexico Bárbaro with its Day of the Dead segment while still in film school. Her series with Warner Brothers/Stage 13, La Quinceañera, won the Audience Award at the 2017 Morbido Film Festival.

Guerrero is not just her talent behind the camera but her beauty in front. She has posed for Playboy Mexico, and many pinup holiday-themed pictures! She is also an actress and most commonly known for her voice-over work such as Netflix’s Super Monsters as Vida, and Marvel Superhero Adventures as Spider-Girl.

RAYNOR SHIMA (Executive Producer)

Raynor Shima is a Vancouver, BC-based Producer and creator. He arose from commercial film to become an emerging independent producer to look out for. He started his transition through a partnership, co-founding the award-winning company, Luchagore Productions as an outlet for story-driven content, specializing in the horror genre.

His films have gone to screen all over the world from Sitges to LaLiff, winning multiple awards, and being recognized for a unique style of films produced, that are heavily influenced by a Latino mix. In 2017 he collaborated with Warner Brothers and Stage13 network in producing a 7 episode mini-series called La Quinceañera, a coming-of-age revenge story.

BYRON WERNER (Cinematographer)

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Byron Werner is an LA-based Director of Photography who has shot a massive collection of work over his 20 years of filmmaking in feature films, short films, music videos, and commercials.  Byron’s cinematography is showcased in Todd Robinson’s Phantom starring Ed Harris and David Duchovny and The Last Full Measure starring Samuel L. Jackson, William Hurt, Sebastian Stan and many others.  Byron’s work in Jose Manuel Cravioto’s Bound of Vengeance premiered at Sundance Film Festival.  In 2019 Blumhouse released his work in Culture Shock through their “Into the Dark” series on Hulu. 

Byron has shot over 100 short films and commercials for many top-named brands including Target, Adidas, Microsoft, Michael Kors Taco Bell, and HP.  Byron’s work in music videos has him sought after by many of today’s leading musicians including Coldplay, David Grohl/FooFighters, Bruno Mars, The 1975, ELO, Pharrell, The Killers and more. His Coldplay “Orphans” music video won the MTV VMA for Best Rock Video in 2020.

Byron Werner grew up in the San Fransisco Bay Area. At the age of 16, he began his career working at Sega studios creating live-action video games. While earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in film and television from Chapman University, Byron shot his first feature film, the first of over thirty. He never moved up through the ranks; rather, he shot anything and everything he could as a DP, using experience to further his education.

When Byron’s not behind a camera his focus is on his 2 young daughters, his wife and fantasy football.  Byron is represented by Agency for the Performing Arts (APA).

JONATHAN MEDINA (Eric)

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Jonathan Medina was born and raised in New York City. A naval veteran, Jonathan moved to Los Angeles to begin pursuing his lifelong dream of acting in 2014.

There he shot a number of short films and commercials before booking his first network role on Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.

Jonathan has since booked roles on The Terminal ListOur Flag Means DeathBingo HellThe Longest SleepShamelessThe BraveWestworldNCISNCIS: New Orleans, and Seal Team among others.

Jonathan is best known for The Purge: Season 2, where he played Tommy Ortiz for seven episodes. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Jennifer Lee Laks.

SHANE MCKENZIE (Writer)

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Shane McKenzie is the author of many books, including Muerte Con CarnePus JunkiesAddicted to the DeadAll You Can EatMuttFat Off Sex and Violence, and lots more. He wrote comics for Zenescope Entertainment in their Oz series, Grimm Fairy Tales series, and Grimm Tales of Terror series. The film El Gigante, done by LuchaGore Productions and directed by Gigi Saul Guerrero, is based on the first chapter of Muerte Con Carne. He continues to write screenplays for LuchaGore. He lives in Austin, TX with his wife and daughter. He’s staring at you right now.

Also Read: Here’s the New Batch of Scary Movies in Amazon’s “Welcome to the Blumhouse” Series

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Have you seen Bingo Hell yet? Will you be joining us at 6 pm (PST) for this “Dissecting Horror” panel with Gigi Saul Guerrero, Raynor Shima, Byron Werner, Shane McKenzie and Jonathan Medina? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican. Dread Central is now on Google News!

‘Bingo Hell’: In This Exclusive Clip, Money Really Can Buy You Happiness

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Going to bingo night may sound like a fun night out for some. But in Gigi Saul Guerrero’s new film Bingo Hell, part of Amazon’s “Welcome to the Blumhouse” series, a night out with friends at the bingo hall turns into something much more sinister.

Check out this exclusive clip from Bingo Hell where a strange man implies that money can really buy you happiness:

Check out the full synopsis:

When a sinister figure threatens the residents of a low-income community, a feisty senior citizen tries to stop him in Bingo Hell, a wickedly original horror movie with a fiendishly funny twist.

After 60-something neighborhood activist Lupita (Adriana Barraza) discovers that her beloved local bingo hall has been taken over by a mysterious businessman named Mr. Big (Richard Brake), she rallies her elderly friends to fight back against the enigmatic entrepreneur. But when her longtime neighbors begin turning up dead under grisly circumstances, Lupita suddenly discovers that gentrification is the least of her problems. Something terrifying has made itself at home in the quiet barrio of Oak Springs, and with each new cry of “Bingo!” another victim falls prey to its diabolical presence. As the cash prizes increase and the body count steadily rises, Lupita must face the frightening realization that this game is truly winner-takes-all.

Watch the trailer:

Adriana Barraza, L. Scott Caldwell, Richard Brake and Joshua Caleb Johnson star in Bingo Hell. Guerrero co-wrote the script with Shane McKenzie and Perry Blackshear. Jason Blum, Lisa Bruce, Jeremy Gold, Marci Wiseman, Raynor Shimabukuro executive produced.

You can catch some. of the team behind Bingo Hell on our upcoming Dissecting Horror Panel on October 5. Get all the details here.

Bingo Hell is now streaming on Amazon Prime.

Creatives of Blumhouse’s ‘Bingo Hell’ To Join “Dissecting Horror” On October 5th

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The next installment of the “Dissecting Horror” digital panel series will take place Tuesday, October 5th at 6 pm PST and be with the creative talent from Blumhouse’s Bingo Hell.

Panelists include writer/director Gigi Saul Guerrero, executive producer Raynor Shima, cinematographer Byron Werner, writer Shane McKenzie and one of the film’s stars Jonathan Medina (Eric). I’ll be your moderator.

Related Article: Gigi Saul Guerrero Wraps Bloody BINGO for Blumhouse

Bingo Hell, one of the latest installments of Welcome to the Blumhouse, will arrive exclusively on Prime Video on October 1st!

Bingo Hell Synopsis:

In the Barrio of Oak Springs live a strong and stubborn group of elderly friends who refuse to be gentrified. Their leader, Lupita, keeps them together as a community, a family. But little did they know, their beloved Bingo hall is about to be sold to a much more powerful force than money itself.

You can watch “Dissecting Horror” live on Dread Central’s Facebook page through Facebook Live, as well on Dread Central’s Twitch Channel. The panel will also be available on our official YouTube channel.

Dread Central and Jordan von Netzer of Projection PR launched “Dissecting Horror” on April 15th, 2020 with a panel focused on horror film scores. Since then, they have produced panels spotlighting stunt coordinators, costume designers, composers, visual/special effects and the creatives behind FollowedCruiser12 Hour ShiftDon’t Look Back, Hunter Hunter, Willy’s Wonderland, Wrong Turn, Dreamcatcher, Making Monsters, The Banishing, The Stairs, The Boy Behind the Door, We Need To Do Something, Initiation, The Djinn, Superhost and Parallel.

ABOUT THE PANELISTS:

GIGI SAUL GUERRERO (Director/Writer)

Gigi Saul Guerrero, born and raised in Mexico City, also known as “La Muñeca Del Terror” in Latin America. She is a Mexican genre director/filmmaker and actress living in Vancouver Canada, she’s described by Variety and L’attitude Latinxt as part of the new wave of Latino talent.

Gigi graduated with honors at Capilano University’s Bosa Centre for Film and Animation and is also a current Directing instructor at Vancouver Film School. She has been praised as one of the top, emerging directors in the horror genre by Empire, Dread Central, Fangoria and Bloody Disgusting. Guerrero is co-founder of Luchagore Productions In Vancouver Canada. Guerrero directed an action-packed episode for The Purge season 2. She directed her feature debut Culture Shock for Blumhouse Productions Television, winner of Best Primetime movie at the Imagen Awards and it is still 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. Guerrero started her career with several genre short films including gore-fest El Gigante now available on Shudder, and viral hits like A Luchagore Christmas and Evil Dead in 60 seconds. In 2014, Guerrero participated in the Mexican horror anthology Mexico Bárbaro with its Day of the Dead segment while still in film school. Her series with Warner Brothers/Stage 13, La Quinceañera, won the Audience Award at the 2017 Morbido Film Festival.

Guerrero is not just her talent behind the camera but her beauty in front. She has posed for Playboy Mexico, and many pinup holiday-themed pictures! She is also an actress and most commonly known for her voice-over work such as Netflix’s Super Monsters as Vida, and Marvel Superhero Adventures as Spider-Girl.

RAYNOR SHIMA (Executive Producer)

Raynor Shima is a Vancouver, BC-based Producer and creator. He arose from commercial film to become an emerging independent producer to look out for. He started his transition through a partnership, co-founding the award-winning company, Luchagore Productions as an outlet for story-driven content, specializing in the horror genre.

His films have gone to screen all over the world from Sitges to LaLiff, winning multiple awards, and being recognized for a unique style of films produced, that are heavily influenced by a Latino mix. In 2017 he collaborated with Warner Brothers and Stage13 network in producing a 7 episode mini-series called La Quinceañera, a coming-of-age revenge story.

BYRON WERNER (Cinematographer)

Byron Werner is an LA-based Director of Photography who has shot a massive collection of work over his 20 years of filmmaking in feature films, short films, music videos, and commercials.  Byron’s cinematography is showcased in Todd Robinson’s Phantom starring Ed Harris and David Duchovny and The Last Full Measure starring Samuel L. Jackson, William Hurt, Sebastian Stan and many others.  Byron’s work in Jose Manuel Cravioto’s Bound of Vengeance premiered at Sundance Film Festival.  In 2019 Blumhouse released his work in Culture Shock through their “Into the Dark” series on Hulu. 

Byron has shot over 100 short films and commercials for many top-named brands including Target, Adidas, Microsoft, Michael Kors Taco Bell, and HP.  Byron’s work in music videos has him sought after by many of today’s leading musicians including Coldplay, David Grohl/FooFighters, Bruno Mars, The 1975, ELO, Pharrell, The Killers and more. His Coldplay “Orphans” music video won the MTV VMA for Best Rock Video in 2020.

Byron Werner grew up in the San Fransisco Bay Area. At the age of 16, he began his career working at Sega studios creating live-action video games. While earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in film and television from Chapman University, Byron shot his first feature film, the first of over thirty. He never moved up through the ranks; rather, he shot anything and everything he could as a DP, using experience to further his education.

When Byron’s not behind a camera his focus is on his 2 young daughters, his wife and fantasy football.  Byron is represented by Agency for the Performing Arts (APA).

JONATHAN MEDINA (Eric)

Jonathan Medina was born and raised in New York City. A naval veteran, Jonathan moved to Los Angeles to begin pursuing his lifelong dream of acting in 2014.

There he shot a number of short films and commercials before booking his first network role on Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.

Jonathan has since booked roles on The Terminal List, Our Flag Means Death, Bingo Hell, The Longest Sleep, Shameless, The Brave, Westworld, NCIS, NCIS: New Orleans, and Seal Team among others.

Jonathan is best known for The Purge: Season 2, where he played Tommy Ortiz for seven episodes. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Jennifer Lee Laks.

SHANE MCKENZIE (Writer)

Shane McKenzie is the author of many books, including Muerte Con Carne, Pus Junkies, Addicted to the Dead, All You Can Eat, Mutt, Fat Off Sex and Violence, and lots more. He wrote comics for Zenescope Entertainment in their Oz series, Grimm Fairy Tales series, and Grimm Tales of Terror series. The film El Gigante, done by LuchaGore Productions and directed by Gigi Saul Guerrero, is based on the first chapter of Muerte Con Carne. He continues to write screenplays for LuchaGore. He lives in Austin, TX with his wife and daughter. He’s staring at you right now.

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Are you excited to check out Bingo Hell tomorrow? Will you be joining us on Tuesday for this “Dissecting Horror” panel with Gigi Saul Guerrero, Raynor Shima, Byron Werner, Shane McKenzie and Jonathan Medina? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican. Dread Central is now on Google News!

FUNHOUSE Starring Gigi Saul Guerrero Arrives on DVD August 24th

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The social media shocker Funhouse hit select theaters and VOD platforms last month. Now, collectors will be able to add the film to their physical libraries on August 24th when Funhouse arrives on DVD beginning August 24th from Magnet!

Related Article: Fight or Die in Our Exclusive Clip from FUNHOUSE

Check out the trailer and read more about Funhouse below.

Synopsis:
Down and out backup singer and celebrity ex-husband Kasper is invited to compete in the Funhouse, an online “Big Brother” style reality show. To rebrand his image and tarnished reputation, Kasper reluctantly accepts the offer. Together with 7 other C-list celebrities from around the globe he will compete for the prize of 5 million dollars. At first, the Funhouse is just as the name suggests, full of wild times, budding friendships, love connections, and brewing rivalries. To everyone’s surprise, the fun quickly turns into misery when the first challenge leaves one of the contestants brutally murdered.

Funhouse is written and directed by Jason William Lee; the film stars Valter Skarsgård, Gigi Saul Guerrero, and also Khamisa Wilsher.

Special Features
Behind the Scenes of Funhouse
Visual Effects Breakdown

Are you excited to add Funhouse to your film library? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican. Dread Central on Google News!

Fight or Die in Our Exclusive Clip from FUNHOUSE

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Magnet Releasing will release the social media techno-horror Funhouse with Gigi Saul Guerrero in theaters and On Demand beginning May 28th, 2021!

Related Article: Check Out Gigi Saul Guerrero in the New Trailer for FUNHOUSE Arriving May 28th

Today, Dread Central is thrilled to share an exclusive, bloody scene from Funhouse! Give it a spin below the trailer and synopsis!

Synopsis:
Down and out backup singer and celebrity ex-husband Kasper is invited to compete in the Funhouse, an online “Big Brother” style reality show. To rebrand his image and tarnished reputation, Kasper reluctantly accepts the offer. Together with 7 other C-list celebrities from around the globe he will compete for the prize of 5 million dollars. At first, the Funhouse is just as the name suggests, full of wild times, budding friendships, love connections, and brewing rivalries. To everyone’s surprise, the fun quickly turns into misery when the first challenge leaves one of the contestants brutally murdered.

Funhouse is written and directed by Jason William Lee; the film stars Valter Skarsgård, Gigi Saul Guerrero, and also Khamisa Wilsher. Magnet Releasing will release the social media techno-horror in theaters and On Demand beginning May 28th, 2021.

Related Article: Poster and Trailer for New Horror Movie MY HEART CAN’T BEAT UNLESS YOU TELL IT TO

What do you think of our exclusive clip from Funhouse? Are you excited to see the film beginning May 28th? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican.

Check Out Gigi Saul Guerrero in the New Trailer for FUNHOUSE Arriving May 28th

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Magnet Releasing will release the social media techno-horror Funhouse in theaters and On Demand beginning May 28th, 2021! Check out the trailer and read more about the movie below.

Related Article: Gigi Saul Guerrero Wraps Bloody BINGO for Blumhouse

Synopsis:
Down and out backup singer and celebrity ex-husband Kasper is invited to compete in the Funhouse, an online “Big Brother” style reality show. To rebrand his image and tarnished reputation, Kasper reluctantly accepts the offer. Together with 7 other C-list celebrities from around the globe he will compete for the prize of 5 million dollars. At first, the Funhouse is just as the name suggests, full of wild times, budding friendships, love connections, and brewing rivalries. To everyone’s surprise, the fun quickly turns into misery when the first challenge leaves one of the contestants brutally murdered.

Funhouse is written and directed by Jason William Lee; the film stars Valter Skarsgård, Gigi Saul Guerrero, and Khamisa Wilsher.

What do you think of the trailer and synopsis for Funhouse? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican.

Free Sneak Peek Download of Luchagore’s El Gigante Comic Adaptation

Posted by Howard Gorman on May 14, 2016

Being the big fan that I am of Luchagore Productions’ recent short film El Gigante, and having loved all the artwork Hiro Fujii and Daiju Kurabayashi have been creating for them of late, to say I’m a tad excited for the soon-to-be-released online comic based on said short is a bit of an understatement.

While the release was pushed back slightly, the first FREE teaser is now finally available for download right here. And both Fujii and Kurabayashi – being the big Luchagore fans that they are – have turned the project into something so much bigger than anyone ever expected, with incredible illustrations to die for…

From the Press Release:
El Gigante, the short film based on Shane McKenzie’s novel Muerte Con Carne, has been a massive hit for Luchagore Productions, playing in festivals worldwide and receiving insane critical acclaim. We are pleased to announce that the famous short film has now been turned into a graphic novel by the extremely talented team of Hiro Fujii and Daiju Kurabayashi from Japan!

The vibrant colors and eye-popping visuals of the comic perfectly capture the tone of the film, and this is sure to be a huge hit with fans of the story.  The BLOOD and GORE ooze from the pages and will leave the reader feeling dirty and filthy, yet satisfied!

The comic is expected to roll out sometime this summer, but keep in the know by heading to the official comic page.

Keep up-to-date with all things Luchagore:

Official Website: luchagoreproductions.com
Facebook: Luchagore Productions
Twitter: @LuchaGoreFilm

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Luchagore Productions Receiving Fantastic Cinema Emerging Filmmakers Award

Posted by Howard Gorman on January 20, 2016

Slap bang straight out of wrapping principal photography in a lead role in the Soskas-starring/Soskas-produced feature Puppet Killer, Gigi Saul Guerrero has just discovered that she and her trusty Luchagore Productions cohorts are to be recognized for their penchant for all things bloody and gory.

The Fantastic Cinema Emerging Filmmakers Award will be presented to the team behind short films such as El Gigante and Madre de Dios by The Film Society of Little Rock at this year’s Fantastic Cinema and Craft Beer Festival in April. You’ll find the full details below.

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From the Press Release:
The Film Society of Little Rock, Arkansas, has selected Luchagore Productions of Vancouver, B.C., to receive the Fantastic Cinema Emerging Filmmakers Award at the upcoming Fantastic Cinema and Craft Beer Festival, running April 7-10, 2016.  

“Fantastic Cinema has given us the honour of accepting the Emerging Filmmaker Award this year. As the producer of Luchagore Productions and on behalf of our team, this recognition strikes deep into the heart for what we have worked for. Not only does it strengthen our motivation in creating more visual stories but also pushes me to continue working harder,” said Raynor Shima, Luchagore Productions producer, production designer, and 1st A.D.

The special award recognizes up-and-coming filmmakers whose body of work displays the potential to have a significant impact on the world of genre films with an emphasis on horror – for the love of blood and gore!  

The aim of Luchagore Productions is “to push the boundaries of the genre and create sick and twisted, bloody-good-time films that will leave our audiences disgusted and cheering for more!” 

Mexico City native Gigi Saul Guerrero, who moved to Vancouver, B.C., where she graduated with honors with a B.A. in Motion Picture Production at Capilano University’s “Bosa Centre for Film and Animation,” serves as director, co-writer, co-editor, and head of marketing.

She exclaimed, “What can I say… Wow! I am absolutely speechless. It is a huge honor to be receive the Emerging Filmmaker Award. Luchagore Productions has worked so hard to get where we are today, and this recognition means the world to us. Gracias, Fantastic Cinema, for this beautiful award. I am thrilled and inspired to continue chasing my dreams in film!” 

Luke Bramley, cinematographer, co-director, and co-editor, said, “Thank you, Fantastic Cinema, for honoring us with the Emerging Filmmaker Award. We are huge fans of genre movies and love creating art for others to see, and this award ensures that we have connected with an audience who enjoy our passion. We will continue to push ourselves to make films that hopefully inspire others to pursue their dreams.” 

Official Website: luchagoreproductions.com
Facebook: Luchagore Productions
Twitter: @LuchaGoreFilm

In addition, Luchagore Productions will serve as this year’s panel judges for the Crypt TV presents Fantastic Phantasmagoria 60 Second Fake Trailer. The submission deadline is approaching!  Visit fantasticphantasmagoria.com for details. 

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Luchagore Wishes You a Very Bloody Christmas

Posted by Howard Gorman on December 16, 2015

Krampus (review) may well be terrorizing the neighborhood right now with Universal’s latest release having taken the box office by storm, but there’s someone else you should probably be a lot more concerned about!

Luchagore Productions has decided to really get into the spirit of good fear this season with A Luchagore Christmas, a short film which suggests Santa Claus is starting to get inventive after way too many years giving nothing but miserable lumps of coal to misbehaving kids around the world.

Directed and edited by the ever assiduous Gigi Saul Guerrero, in collaboration with her long-time cohorts, scribe Shane McKenzie and cinematographer Luke Bramley, prepare yourself for all manner of Yuletide treats: succulent candy canes, sumptuous Christmas cookies, a nice big glass of milk to wash them all down, and an unforgettable master class in needlework…

We’ll leave you with a little ditty from the Luchagore team, and you can enjoy the short after the jump:

‘Twas just weeks before Christmas, and for the fans who like fright,

Luchagore Productions has created something for your delight.

Most know Saint Nick as a jolly old man,

But we tell a tale of his sadistic master plan.

So gather ‘round, boys and girls, and watch if you dare,

‘Cause Santa’s intentions are sure to be a scare!

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See the Madre de Dios Trailer

Posted by David Gelmini on September 11, 2015

Gigi Saul Guerrero is shaping up to be one of the most promising newcomers to the horror industry. With a number of impressive shorts to her name, including Next Door Nightmare, El Gigante and Dia De Los Muertos, she’s certainly one to watch.

If the trailer is anything to go by, her next short, Madre de Dios (translated as Mother of God) could be her most bizarre and creepy creation yet. There’s no release date as of now, but we’ll keep you updated.

Synopsis:
A woman wakes up bound to an altar, helpless as she is transformed into a flesh and blood statue of Santa Muerte by two elderly Brujos whose sole purpose is to conjure the anti-Christ into our plane of existence.

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