“Dissecting Horror” Continues September 1st with Creatives Behind Netflix’s ‘The Old Ways’

As part of Dread Central’s ongoing virtual panel series “Dissecting Horror,” we are excited to announce a live panel discussion on Wednesday, September 1 at 4 pm PST / 7 pm EST with the creatives behind the possession horror movie The Old Ways, which is available exclusively on Netflix.

Panelists include director Christopher Alender, writer Marcos Gabriel, and stars Brigitte Kali Canales and Andrea Cortés. The panel will be moderated by Dread Central’s Michelle Swope.

Synopsis: Cristina, a journalist of Mexican origin, travels to her ancestral home in Veracruz to investigate a story of sorcery and healing. There, she is kidnapped by a group of locals who claim she’s the devil incarnated.

The Old Ways premiered at the prestigious Sitges Film Festival in 2020 and went on to become a favorite from Chattanooga Film Festival in 2021, as well as winning the award for Best Director at Panic Fest 2021. The film is a beautifully shot slow-burn about possession, addiction, and badass brujas with a spectacular cast and wicked practical effects. Executive producers include Christopher Alender, Scott G. Carr, Marcos Gabriel, and David A. Smith.

“Dissecting Horror” with the creatives behind The Old Ways will be streamed live on Dread Central’s Facebook page and Twitch Channel. The panel is also 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, 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, Initiation, The Djinn, and Parallel.


Christopher Alender (Director)

Christopher Alender

Christopher Alender is a director and producer, known for The Old Ways (2020), Muppets Now (2020) and Eye of the Storm (2011).

Marcos Gabriel (Writer)

Marcos Gabriel

Marcos Gabriel is a writer, director, producer known for his work on The Old Ways (2020), Hitchin’ a Ride with ‘the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005), and Memorial Day (1999).

Brigitte Kali Canales (Cristina)

Brigitte Kali Canales

Brigitte Kali Canales is a Latin-American actress of Mexican, Cuban, and Spanish descent. She grew up in Miami but spent a lot of time in Mexico City. She is known for Fear the Walking Dead (2020-2021) and Star Wars: The Bad Batch (2021).

Andrea Cortés (Miranda)

Andrea Cortes

Andrea Cortés is an actress, known for S.W.A.T. (2017), On My Block (2018), Chicago Med (2015), and The Old Ways (2020).

Have you seen The Old Ways yet? Will you be joining our panel with Christopher Alender, Marcos Gabriel, Brigitte Kali Canales, and Andrea Cortés on Wednesday, September 1 at 4pm PST? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the conversation with me personally on Twitter @RedheadfromMars. Dread Central is now on Google News!



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