With the right balance of horror and heartbreak, mostly horror or course, LuchaGore Productions latest film El Gigante (based on Muerte con Carne by Shane McKenzie) shows that they are a force to be reckoned with in the world of indie horror.
Now I always love a good cannibal film, but El Gigante (played by David Forts) and his demented familia bring a whole new meaning to the phrase "playing with your food". Family really is at the centre of this film, both for the victim (played by Edwin Perez) and villains, making you feel for the doomed hero all the more. There is even a twist near the end that made my jaw drop the first time I saw it. Rounding out the rest of Gigante's family is Adelita Rockhill as Mama the morbid matriarch, Mathias Retamal (in his most disturbing role yet) as Cristobal the incestuous brother of Alma played to an equally disturbing level by Nisreen Slim, Indiana Dean as Rogelio, the youngest in the family for now and finally Chango the monstrous monkey man brought to life by Devvyn Dalton's on screen presence and the voice talents of Jesse Inocalla.
|El Gigante and his demented familia.|
|Carolyn Williams applying Mama's make-up.|
Now to whet your appetite for the next boogeyman to haunt your dreams here is a link to the trailer for El Gigante.
(I was unable to embed the video in the article so be sure to follow the link)