Halloween’s just around the corner, which means it’s time to start getting in that special Halloween mood. Namely, scaring the pants off yourself, your loved ones, and your neighbors with corny pranks, fake cobwebs, and of course, horror movies. And who better to turn to to guide you through this spooky season than Latino USA’s own master of the supernatural, Robert Rodriguez?
Better yet – what if Robert Rodriguez’s television network invited John Carpenter to present a curated selection of short horror films from around the world, followed by the premiere of Chilewood auteur Eli Roth’s latest masterpiece of gore? Well that’s exactly what’s going down this mischief night, October 30 at 8 p.m. So if you’re not busy throwing toilet paper on your neighbor’s elm tree, tune in for a special Horror Edition of El Rey Network’s The People’s Network Showcase.
Just like in past editions of the showcase, short films for the Horror Edition were curated from from online submissions made by viewers like you and me. Of the 10 creepy, scary, and flat out terrifying short films that made final selection, Pablo Olmos Arrayales‘ Ven a jugar (Come out and Play) represents for the Spanish-speaking world with a simple story of a solitary Ouija session gone terribly wrong. Shot in a no-frills style, the short hits all the jittery horror buttons and surprises with a few moments of subtle, but genuine terror.
Mark your calendars and get ready for an El Rey Halloween.
“The People’s Network Showcase: Horror Edition” premieres on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 8 p.m. with an encore airing at 10 p.m.