Featured image: Ariana Guerra stars in Madres. (Photo: Alfonso Bresciani © 2021 Amazon Content Services LLC).
Madres is a story about a Mexican-American couple who move to a migrant farming community in 1970s California as they’re expecting their first child. There, strange symptoms and terrifying visions begin to threaten their new family. Now available to stream on Amazon Prime Video, it’s part of four Welcome to Blumhouse horror/thrillers on this year’s slate.
I was able to have two conversations for the film, where I was able to speak with Ariana Guerra who plays the lead role of Diana in the film, and I was also able to speak with the film’s director Ryan Zaragoza. The conversation with Ariana is audio only and the conversation with Ryan is a video. Find those conversations below…
In my first conversation with Ariana, we touched on loving the character of Diana and being a part of the “Mexican Get Out,” her own experience being Latina, the sounds in the film and the music box, as well as what the belly is made of and playing a pregnant character.
I was also able to talk with the film’s director Ryan Zaragoza, where we talk what drew him to the script, the style of the direction and capturing the 1970s, the creepy music box, what he learned about himself as a filmmaker and the sound in the film. Find that conversation right below: