2019 was an epic year for Gigi Saul Guerrero (Culture Shock, The Purge TV Series) and 2020 is shaping up to be another triumph. We’re just getting word that Guerrero will helm 10-31 for Orion; 21st Century Master of Horror Eli Roth is a producer.
Halloween night becomes a terrifying ordeal for a young woman who takes her niece and nephew out trick-or-treating, only to discover a note hidden in their candy saying there’s a killer on her block.
“To be working with such a prestigious studio label like Orion, and alongside my friend, Eli, is next level INCREDIBLE,” Guerrero tells us. “This was a real page-turner of a script. I instantly felt passionate about taking on this story and making it a thrilling and visceral ride for audiences on the big screen.”
Guerrero is the co-founder of Luchagore Productions. Her directing credits include such viral titles as A Luchagore Christmas, Evil Dead in 60 Seconds, and the short film El Gigante, available on SHUDDER which was the recipient of over 40+ Awards worldwide. In 2014, Guerrero participated in the Mexican horror anthology Mexico Bárbaro with its Day of the Dead segment while still in film school. She is the recipient of the 2016 Vancouver Women in Film and Television “Artistic Innovation Award” and her series with Warner Brothers/Stage 13, La Quinceañera, won the Audience Award at the 2017 Morbido Film Festival.
“I’ve been a huge fan of Gigi’s for many years, from her very first shorts, to her critically acclaimed television features,” says Roth. “Gigi’s a powerful new voice in genre cinema, and I know she will deliver the goods the horror fans want in new and surprising ways.”
10-31 is written by Ian Shorr and Peter Gamble, based on a story by Laurie Ashbourne and screen story by Kathy Charles.