Following 2019’s ‘Culture Shock’, the highest-rated film of the “Into the Dark” series with a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Mexican genre director/filmmaker and actress “La Muñeca Del Terror” Gigi Saul Guerrero returns with a wickedly original horror movie with a fiendishly funny twist: Bingo Hell – one of the four movies making up the second wave of “Welcome to the Blumhouse” releases on Amazon Prime this October.
Boasting feisty, fun performances from Adriana Barraza (Drag Me To Hell, “The Strain”) and L. Scott Caldwell (“Lost”, The Fugitive) plus a wonderfully nefarious turn from Richard Brake (31, Mandy), Bingo Hell finds the residents of a low-income community threatened by a sinister businessman named Mr. Big (Brake) when he takes over Oak Springs’ beloved bingo hall and some of the locals start turning up dead under grisly circumstances. Feisty senior citizen neighbourhood activist Lupita (Adriana Barraza) is having none of it and rallies her elderly friends to fight back against the enigmatic entrepreneur-cum-diabolical entity. But, as the cash prizes increase and the body count steadily rises at the local Bingo hall, Lupita must face the frightening realisation that this game is truly winner-takes-all.
Ahead of the film’s October 1 release on Amazon Prime as part of the latest wave of “Welcome to the Blumhouse” films, SCREAM caught up with Adriana Barraza, Richard Brake and Joshua Caleb Johnson who revealed the lessons the multi-generational cast learned from each other and why Bingo Hell unleashed a whole new lease of life for Barraza.
Unsettle in, and enjoy all 4 horror thrillers from Amazon Studios and Blumhouse Television’s second instalment of WELCOME TO THE BLUMHOUSE, a collection of spine-chilling thrillers developed and produced with an eye towards original, genre storytelling. The four films – Bingo Hell, Black as Night, Madres, and The Manor – will be released on Prime Video this October, starting with Bingo Hell and Black as Night today.
Words: Howard Gorman