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Exclusive “THE CURSE OF LA PATASOLA” clip contains in-tents fear

Friday, January 14, 2022 | Exclusives, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

A campsite becomes a place of serious scares in the new creature feature.

Vertical Entertainment releases THE CURSE OF LA PATASOLA to theaters in 10 major markets today, as well as on streaming and other platforms. The Florida-lensed film marks the feature directorial debut of actor/writer AJ Jones; he also scripted with Shaun Mathis from a story he wrote with Daniela Gonzalez. The cast additionally includes Luciana Faulhaber, Patrick R. Walker, Najah Bradley, Gillie Jones, Gonzalez, Jack Young and Mark Pettit. Broadway actress (HADESTOWN) and songwriter Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer wrote and performed the movie’s theme song. The synopsis: “THE CURSE OF LA PATASOLA follows two struggling couples who are haunted by a famed vampiric monster from South American folklore, testing their relationships, morality, and will to survive.”

“THE CURSE OF LA PATASOLA is a character-driven thriller that we feel is going to appeal to a wide audience,” says Vertical’s Tony Piantedosi. “We were drawn to the story, mythology and the way the monster was brought to life—and think fans are really going to enjoy this film.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.