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Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with "Satanic Hispanics"

It's hard to believe that just a year ago, we were treated to the uproarious and gore-filled cinematic delight of "SATANIC HISPANICS" by a team of exceptionally talented filmmakers. As we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, which spans from September 15th to October 15th, 2023, Dread and Iconic Event are set to bring this cinematic gem to theaters next week on September 14th.

Here at HMU, we absolutely adored the film, recognizing it as one of the standout anthology films of the past decade. But it's not just us who are excited about its return to the big screen— the filmmakers themselves are eager to have you join them next week. Here's a statement directly from them:

"Latinos are some of the biggest fans of horror. Yet few (if any) of the horror movies we grew up with feature Latino characters, plots, or any elements in their DNA. 'SATANIC HISPANICS' was born out of the idea to change that.

Latinos are not a monolithic block. We come from various countries, and our cultures are diverse. But the things we have in common outweigh our differences.

Latin America is full of horrifying lore. From creatures like the Chupacabra to giant snakes, our monsters are the representations of the horrors we've endured.

But it's not just fictional monsters that haunt us. Our everyday lives are filled with real-life horrors that put those legends to shame.

We envisioned a movie showcasing our diversity, both behind and in front of the camera—directed by Latinos, starring Latinos. We wanted to have first-generation Americans, immigrants, some who still lived in Latin America. Our goal was to highlight our legends and stories, to blend horror with social commentary, and to confront our demons or laugh at our problems.

More importantly, to take back the reins of our own narrative and reclaim the space in horror that has largely been denied to us.

In times where our industry is finally opening to diversity, it's crucial for us to be present both behind and in front of the camera.

The only way we get to see our stories on the screen is if we make it happen ourselves, and the only way we can stay there is with your support. If we don't stand up for our tales, our legends, and our truths, no one will. Representation is a battle we only win if we fight together.

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month,

Alejandro Brugués

Mike Mendez

Demián Rugna

Gigi Saul Guerrero

Eduardo Sánchez"

Join us in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with "SATANIC HISPANICS" and support the powerful message of diversity, representation, and storytelling that this film represents.

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


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