One short film I’ve been anticipating is El Gigante, an adaptation of Shane McKenzie’s great novel Muerte Con Carne (review here). It’s en route from the crazy talented folks at LuchaGore Production, but don’t take my word for it in order to harvest excitement. Come in and dig the trailer yourself!
After attempting to cross the US/Mexico Border in search of a better life, Armando (Edwin Perez) awakens in an unknown room, his body broken down and a Lucha Libre mask sewn into his neck. He attempts to escape but is surrounded by a sadistic family, who watch him with hungry eyes. The only chance for Armando’s survival in this hellish nightmare is to last in a wrestling match against the most terrifying villain of all: GIGANTE!
Looks pretty great, right? I think what’s most striking about the trailer is the little glimpses of production value and style in it. We see a lot of shorts here at Dread Central, and they’re certainly not all created equal. This one looks ready to deliver. In the meantime, consider giving Shane’s book a try. I promise you won’t be disappointed in the least.
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