MexZombies is a 2022 Mexican horror comedy, written by Luis Gamboa and Santiago Limón and directed by Chava Cartas. Chava is known for directing Mirreyes contra Godinez (2019), and El Dandy (2015); whereas Luis is most notable for his work in Mexican TV writing and Santiago has worked on a number of short films. When
Toronto After Dark Film Festival describes Isaac Ezban’s latest as “possibly the scariest film in [their] lineup this year,” and it is not difficult to see why. Balancing storybook wonder with Gothic horror, Evil Eye (or Mal de ojo) is a mesmerizing film about witchcraft, abuse, and femininity. Bolstered by some incredible performances and gruesome
Over the past few years, nostalgia has been a key element behind the drive and continuous success of the horror genre. The surge of remakes, sequels, and the newly coined term “requels” is par for the course at this rate, and even most original projects can’t help but openly reference the works that inspired it.
I will admit that when I first laid eyes upon Mexican Gothic in the horror section, I was unsure whether this story was supposed to be in horror or if another customer placed it there as they browsed through the shop. I say this because gothic novels, as far as I knew, were centered around