One of my favorite short films in the past few years also comes from one of my favorite up-and-coming filmmakers. Gigi Saul Guerrero’s “El Gigante” (watch the trailer) is a Texas Chain Saw Massacre-esque cannibal slasher with a Luchador wrestler as the centerpiece. It made the festival rounds and is even being adapted into a feature film by Raven Banner (I can’t wait!).
As a special Cinco de Mayo treat, LuchaGore’s “El Gigante” was adapted into comic book form, and we have a taste for you right here. With its new graphic and bold colored take of Mexican Lucha Libre, the press release promises that “it will leave you breathless, bloodthirsty. A true revival of the film, only this time your imagination can run wilder and bloodier.”
Daiju Kurabayashi and Hiro Fujii came together with LuchaGore Productions to create a new brand of horror on paper. The artistic Japanese signature of Kurabyashi and Fujii mixed in with LuchaGore’s gritty Tex-Mex, is a perfect combo of nightmares that will leave you wanting more.
The comic is available in both Japanese and English for only $5 on LuchaGore’s official website. Gimmie.
“After attempting to cross the US/Mexico border in search of a better life, Armando awakens in an unknown room, his body broken down and a Lucha Libre mask sewn into his neck. He attempts to escape but is surrounded by a sadistic family, who watch him with hungry eyes. The only chance for Armando’s survival in this hellish nightmare is to last in a wrestling match against the most terrifying villain of all: GIGANTE!”