The jungle is a scary place. It's filled with vicious snakes, cackling brujas and plenty of surprises. This week, we hop a bus to Panama for the deliciously campy Diablo Rojo (PTY), a shameless flick full of 80s tropes with a killer ending. We also get stuck in Quicksand (Colombia, 2023), a plodding survival horror where a giant snake is the most likeable character. We also celebrate the triumphant return of Spirit Halloween and condemn the ceaseless War on Halloween.
Quicksand: Terror Scale: 1. Quality: 2. Enjoyment: 2
Diablo Rojo (PTY): T: 2. Q: 4. E: 4.5
Articles mentioned in this episode:
"‘Quicksand’ Interview: Star Allan Hawco Surfaces For Terrifying Survival Drama" by Mary Beth McAndrews for Dread Central
"Q&A WITH SOL MORENO, DIRECTOR OF DIABLO ROJO (PTY)" in Cult Projections
"An Interview with Sol Moreno, Director of Diablo Rojo PTY" by Mike Haberfelner for Search My Trash