I LOVE that we are finally getting more socially conscious horror films centered around a wide range of different minorities and cultures. For too long, as with most film, the genre has left so many untold stories simply because they go ignored. Casa, the latest from the Meza brothers, should be another addition to change that narrative...
...Having steadily gained in popularity amongst genre circles for their three short horror films, the Meza brothers, Andres and Diego, will be making their feature debut with a new pitch which they have sold to Orion Pictures, Casa.
Via Deadline, the film is a "socially conscious horror-thriller with an intergenerational tale centering on a Latino family."
According to the site, Diego Meza-Valdes had this to say regarding the film:
My brother and I have been genre fans our whole lives growing up in Miami. We are excited that we get to make such a terrifying story with a filmmaker-supportive group and especially the Orion brand that we’re such fans of.”
By the sounds of it, I wonder if this film will touch at all on the unnecessary slander against Latinos which has spread through America. Horror is often at its best when bringing to light issues that seem to be disregarded or not talked about by the public. Time will tell.
By Matt Konopka