The latest Into the Dark movie trailer has finally arrived for Culture Shock. This is the latest in Blumhouse's feature length horror anthology movie series. The latest installment, which hits the streaming platform next month, is Gigi Saul Guerrero's directorial debut and it features a very personal story for her. The installment is based around the 4th of July and it will hit Hulu on that date. Culture Shock made its premiere at Cinepocalypse to rave reviews.
Each one of the Into the Dark movies is based on a different holiday and Culture Shock takes aim at Independence Day and the American dream. The movie follows a young Mexican woman, played by Martha Higareda, who leaves Mexico illegally in pursuit of the American dream. However, she soon finds herself in an American nightmare. Director Gigi Saul Guerrero had this to say about the project.
"As a Mexican immigrant, my goal in making this film was to portray the level of desperation and anxiety that comes with the crossing experience and give audiences something to think and talk about. We are given the incredible privilege as filmmakers to create stories that bring about social awareness and change, and I am grateful for the opportunity and platform to share such a deeply personal one."
Culture Shock was written by Efren Hernandez, James Benson, and Gigi Saul Guerrero. Richard Cabral, Shawn Ashmore, Barbara Crampton, and Creed Bratton also star alongside Martha Higareda. The trailer features a vibe similar to Jordan Peele's Get Out, which makes sense since Blumhouse is behind the project. Whatever the case may be, there is something evil going on and there will be a lot of blood.
Culture Shock starts off as very dark and then brings viewers into a comfortable spot before ripping the rug out again. This was a story that Gigi Saul Guerrero has wanted to tackle for a long time. Thankfully, Efren Hernandez and James Benson came along to help her bring her vision to the screen. She explains.
"It's a very very insane and fun episode, and Latinos are gonna be proud... I'm very excited to bring to life this project. It has a lot to say about today's society and also give Latinos a voice in the genre for an American audience. I'm very excited to share this with this world this summer."
In addition to the July 4th Hulu debut, Culture Shock will screen at Etheria Night, which is set up to showcase projects from different genres made by emerging women directors. The event takes place at The Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on June 29th at 3 p.m. The screening of Culture Shock will be followed by a Q&A with Gigi Saul Guerrero, Richard Cabral, Shawn Ashmore, and Barbara Crampton. You can check out the trailer for Into the Dark: Culture Shock below, thanks to the Hulu YouTube channel.