October is upon us and Blumhouse Television and Amazon Studios are back with another batch of “Welcome to the Blumhouse” shockers. Comprising of four brand-new, unique and unsettling thrillers developed to promote groundbreaking, diverse storytelling, this Friday sees the release of Ryan Zaragoza’s feature-length directorial debut, Madres.
Starring Ariana Guerra (“Helstrom”, “Raising Dion”), Tenoch Huerta (The Forever Purge, ” Narcos: Mexico”), Joseph Garcia (“Snatchers”), Elpidia Carrillo (Predator, “Mayans M.C.”), Kerry Cahill (“The Walking Dead”), Madres follows Diana (Guerra) and Beto (Huerta), a young Mexican-American couple expecting their first child who move to a small town in Northern California where Beto has been offered a job managing a farm. Isolated from the community and plagued by ominous nightmares, when Diana begins experiencing strange symptoms and terrifying visions, she makes a number of disturbing discoveries that soon lead her down a rabbit hole to a truth much more terrifying than she could have ever imagined.
Today sees the release of the the film, so SCREAM caught up with the film’s lead actress, Ariana Guerra who explained how much of Madres is inspired on true events and why this isn’t the first time we’ve seen her playing a “petrified pregnant mommy.”
Words: Howard Gorman