One of our favorite films from the Into the Dark series produced by Blumhouse and Hulu is Culture Shock, the immigration-themed horror directed by Gigi Saul Guerrero. Today brings news that Guerrero has signed a first-look deal with Blumhouse for both television and feature films; Deadline broke the news:
Guerrero is currently directing an episode of Blumhouse Television’s The Purge for USA. She recently made her feature-length directorial debut with the critically acclaimed Into the Dark’s Culture Shock, an installment of the feature length episodes Blumhouse Television produces for Hulu. The film is Certified Fresh with 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. The film made the festival circuit with its premiere at the ATX Television Festival, Cinepocalypse, Fantasia Film Festival, and was the 2019 feature film selection for Etheria Film Night. It will have its South American premiere in early November at the Morbido Film Fest in Guerrero’s hometown of Mexico City.
“I still remember vividly, while studying in film school, being greatly inspired by Blumhouse and the provocative and unique stories they would create in the world of horror. They allow diverse and eager filmmakers like myself to live imagination to its fullest, and provide an environment where I can bring my authenticity and life experiences to screen. Blumhouse has not only given me the opportunity to make my first feature, but the chance to discover what I’m capable of as a filmmaker. I am excited for what the future holds in this new and strong partnership. I’m incredibly thankful. Gracias!” said Guerrero.
All of us here at Dread Central wish Gigi Saul Guerrero the best! We can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.
Check out the synopsis and trailer for Culture Shock below.
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.