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Brenda Salguero and Dr. Orquidea Morales use their expertise and experiences, to explore the world of Latin American and Latinx folklore, horror, and monsters

Monstras Brenda and Orquidea

    • Society & Culture

Brenda Salguero and Dr. Orquidea Morales use their expertise and experiences, to explore the world of Latin American and Latinx folklore, horror, and monsters

    Show Review: What we do in the Shadows

    Show Review: What we do in the Shadows

    We review What we do in the Shadows! A show about four lame vampire roommates living together with their overworked and underappreciated familiar. 
    This is not a spoiler free review, we do go over major plot points. 
    Music by Patrick Mullens
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    Show Notes: 
    Harvey Guillen/Guillermo AMA
    Latinas & Latinos on TV - Book
    Runaways Topher: Example we mentioned in the episode
     
     

    • 50 min
    Movie Review: La Llorona 2019 by Jayro Bustamante

    Movie Review: La Llorona 2019 by Jayro Bustamante

    An aging military general guilty of genocide comes face to face with his past misdeeds in the shape of an Indigenous dark haired woman...  
    We review the powerful 2019 movie La Llorona by Jayro Bustamante, which premiered on Shudder on Thursday, August 6th.  If you want to listen to our short spoiler free final thoughts you can forward to 49:30.   
    Music by Patrick Mullens
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    Show Notes: 
    Movie Trailer
    La Llorona de Los Cafetales Music Video
    Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America

    • 58 min
    Parícutin: When Hell Opened Up

    Parícutin: When Hell Opened Up

    77 years ago in the quiet town of Parícutin, Mexico, a farmer encountered a fissure that began spewing ash and sulfur. Pretty soon, that fissure grew into a volcano that buried the entire town in lava. In this episode, we explore the the day hell opened up and examine the folklore and myths that the Parícutin volcano gave birth to. 
    TW: hell, satan, cooked babies (fictional, not real ones) 
    If you want to try the tongue twister at the end of the episode, here it is: El pueblo de Parangaricutirimícuaro se va a desparangaricutirimicuarizar. Quien logre desparangaricutirimicuarizarlo primero será un gran desparangaricutirimicuarizador.
    Music by Patrick Mullens
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    Show Notes: 
    Map of Volcanoes in Mexico
    Video of Paricutin Eruption
    Paricutin Buried Church 
    Someone Successfully Saying the Tongue Twister!

    • 49 min
    Interview: Latinx Goths with Professor Desirée A. Martín

    Interview: Latinx Goths with Professor Desirée A. Martín

    The word goth often conjures up images of people dressed all in black, with black hair, black lipstick, and pale skin. But goth culture has crossed borders and this subculture has attracted people from all over the world, including Latin America and Los Angeles. In this episode we interview Professor Desirée A. Martín, who gives us an overview of what Latinx goth is, its origins, and more! 
    For more information about Desirée A. Martín, please check out her book here. 
    Theme Music by Patrick Mullens
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    • 59 min
    Show Review: Penny Dreadful City of Angels

    Show Review: Penny Dreadful City of Angels

    This week we review and discuss the first episode of the new Penny Dreadful series, City of Angels. This series is a dark fantasy set in 1930's Los Angeles and centers on a Latinx family. It features Mexican folklore, music, and culture prominently along with our favorite scythe wielding mythological figure...
    We recommend watching the episode before listening, which you can find for free on Amazon. 
    Theme music by Patrick Mullens
    TW: Nazi's, racism, murder, the LA river, and spoilers! 
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    Penny Dreadful Wiki Synopsis

    • 54 min
    El Cucuy

    El Cucuy

    In this episode we explore the creepy world of El Cucuy, a Mexican monster with very strong European ties and origins. Listen to how this shape shifting monster has been terrifying children for centuries...
    Theme song by Patrick Mullens
    Music Credits: Lullaby Music Box, Door opening, footsteps, vocals by Alicia Calvo

    • 41 min

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