El Gigante (2014)
September 15, 2020 4:35 PM - Subscribe

After attempting to cross the US/Mexico border in search of a better life, Armando awakens in an unknown room, his body broken down and a Lucha Libre mask sewn into his neck. A short horror film by Gigi Saul Guerrero and Luke Bramley.

Available streaming in the US on Shudder.
posted by DirtyOldTown (1 comment total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This is pretty gross/graphic, but more Rob Zombie kind of gore than outright torture porn stuff. All the same: it's a fucking lot.

After the opening and given the premise I was hoping for more a satirical/political take. And I suppose if you squint and turn your head just so, maybe.

But mostly this is a cannibal family tortures and eats unfortunate strangers kinda deal. Hits all the marks, well made for what it is, but not my bag.

I see that Gigi Saul Guerrero made an ep of Into the Dark for Hulu. I haven't seen that one. She also directed an episode of The Purge for USA.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:42 AM on September 16, 2020

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