’American Nightmare’ made a surprise release on Amazon Prime Video this weekend without much fanfare.. Since the film was released on VOD in the US a year ago, it may seem generic as it didn’t get much attention back in the day. But we are talking about what is for the Spanish people. Jenna Ortega’s new horror filmSo far unprecedented in our country, it means it has been on our radar for some time.
The thing is, 'American Nightmare’ was released in America before the Netflix series 'Wednesday’, so, Jenna Ortega became one of the actresses at the time before the phenomenon exploded. Then came the commercials for 'Scream VI’ and 'Bitelchús 2′ and the adaptation of 'La casa de Bernarda Alba’ and others. Earlier that year, Ortega starred in the reboot of 'Scream’ and 'X’, which continues with 'Pearl’, the first film in West’s trilogy, and closes with 'MayXsign’. So you can say that even if it is not a media hit. ’American Nightmare’ shows us an Ortega who has already begun to be considered a great scream queen in horror movies..
Brothers movie Julio and Diego HalevisA nominee for Best Horror Movies on Amazon Prime Video, it took its original title (’American Carnage’) from: 'American Carnage’. Donald Trump’s Disgusting Speech Against Immigration, and history itself uses these images and many others to reflect the systemic racism instilled in certain segments of American society. „The American Dream” introduces us to a play on words with the 'American Dream’ A group of young people, children of migrants, are detained and their families are threatened with deportation By the governor’s controversial new law, which faces another election soon. The main character is not Jenna Ortega, but JP (Jorge Lendeborg Jr.), who is detained with her sister, and both JP and the other inmates are offered a deal. Volunteers at an elderly care center. When they get there, they find that nothing is as they thought.
I could read up to here, as „American Nightmare” uses suspense, humor and horror to create a story about the horrors of racism and immigrant rejection in „Land of Opportunity.” There’s a bit of 'Let Me Out’ and Jordan Peele’s social horror, a bit of 'Bad Taste’, 'Bubba Ho-Dep’ and more lighthearted B-series horror comedies and… Wait a minute, isn’t that Pepin Trey??
Fran specializes in film and series, culture and film criticism. Although his favorite genre is horror, he’s telling you more about Marvel’s new blockbuster UCM than about an auteur film staking a claim from the festival circuit.
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Fran has been writing for Photograms for over a year, but her beginnings go back nearly two decades to film forums and blogs like Planeta Claqueta or Moviementarios. He was a founder and part of the Board of Directors of the digital publication of Film Criticism and Analysis, and a member and voter of the Association of Cinematographers of Spain (AICE), the organization that presents the Feroz Awards. For Blogos de Oro al indie movies.
After completing a master’s degree in film criticism at the Madrid Film School (ECAM), taught by Caimán Cuadernos de Cine, he collaborated and/or covered film festivals such as San Sebastián, Sitges and Filmadrid for more than 10 years as a specialist journalist. Along the way, interviewing relevant directors, actors and actresses such as Penelope Cruz, Carlos Saura, Ana de Armas, José Luis Guerda or José Sacristan, and international figures such as James Wan, Edgar Wright or Dario Argento.
His knowledge and experience have led him to be the film video blogger of Fnac Spain and the director and host of the Holocausto Zinéfago podcast, which broadcasts more than 150 programs, mixing cinema and comedy in a unique and original vision.