Finally, there’s a horror movie featuring an all-Latino cast.
In Murder in the Woods, it features a slasher flick with a mysterious serial killer hunting down Hispanic teens one-by-one.
The film stars Jose Julian (A Better Life, Shameless), Jeanette Samano (ISA, Female Fight Squad), Chelsea Rendon (Vida, Bright), Catherine Toribio (Jane the Virgin), Jordan Diambrini (The Outfield), and Kade Wise (Empire). It also features Danny Trejo (Machete), Soledad St. Hilaire (Beatriz at Dinner), Kurt Caceres (Better Call Saul, Dexter), and Rolando Molina (American Dad!, Next Friday).
Luis Iga Garza (The Call) directed the movie from the script written by Yelyna De Leon (Will and Grace, A Better Life).
Here’s the synopsis:
Murder in the Woods is centered on a group of college friends who play a getaway to celebrate a birthday party at a desolate cabin in the woods. Against his grandmother’s demands, Jesse (Julian), a loner-type decides to go on a trip with his friends. He is immediately smitten with Fernanda (Samano), a sweet girl from Chicago whom he hasn’t seen in years. She is in town visiting her loudmouth cousin, Chelsea (Rendon), who is ready to celebrate her birthday and plans to let loose with her boyfriend Gabe (Diambrini). Tagging along at the last second are Jule (Wise), the class clown pothead, and the very out-of-his-league Celeste (Toribio). Soon after arriving to the mysterious cabin in the woods, the group of teens discover the dark secret it holds, which forces them to fight for their lives.
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With an all Latinx cast, the film is in English with characters in non-stereotypical roles. The story has Mexican-American lore with cultural references to El Dia de los Muertos, The Chupacabras, and other stories.
REZINATE Pictures releases Murder in the Woods to select drive-in and theaters nationwide on August 14. Afterward, there is a digital and VOD rollout on September 18.
LRM Online exclusive premieres the first set of character posters for this movie. The four posters feature Chelsea Rendon as Chelsea, Jose Julian as Jesse, Kade Wise as Jule, and Jordan Diambrini as Gabe. This is the first set of posters we are premiering today. The second set of character posters will be released exclusively on this site later today.
Check out the character posters below and let us know what you think.
Source: LRM Online Exclusive, REZINATE Pictures