Following 2019’s ‘Culture Shock’, the highest-rated film in Hulu’s “Into the Dark” series with a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the Mexican genre director/filmmaker and actress “La Muñeca Del Terror” Gigi Saul Guerrero returns with a wickedly unique shocker that packs a diabolically deviceful twist: BINGO HELL.
Releasing as part of the second wave of “Welcome to the Blumhouse” movies on Amazon Prime this October and 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 going by the name of Mr. Big (Brake) when he takes over Oak Springs’ beloved bingo hall. When 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 winnings 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.
With the film releasing today (October 1) on Amazon Prime, SCREAM caught up with Gigi Saul Guerrero who discussed the personal connotations the film has for her and the joy of seeing the film’s star, Adriana Barraza, feel rejuvenated as a result of getting to play a character who gets to kick ass whilst exploring “a super fun circle of emotions” as Lupita.
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