One short plunges headlong in the violence the Aztecs were notorious for. Another one pays homage to a Mexican horror legend. The third one mixes child kidnapping with illegal organ trafficking. Some films are grounded in fantasy, other are grounded in grim reality. There’s a parody on American horror cinema. One has pitch perfect production design, another is pure grindcore. In short, this is one heartily stuffed bloody burrito we’d love to bite in.
The title of this horror anthology is a perfect declaration of intention. One hundred years after H. Wood’s eponymous movie, upcoming directors of contemporary Mexican cinema present us with a series of shorts that each highlight another cruel aspect of the Latin-American country. The theme and tone of every contribution is always different, but the talent shown in this extreme, bizarre, surreal, absurd, grand guignolesque compilation is undeniable.