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Exclusive “SATANIC HISPANICS” clip: Jonah Ray Rodrigues wields “The Hammer of Zanzibar” against evil

Friday, September 15, 2023 | Uncategorized


It’s part of the wildest segment in the new fright anthology.

“The Hammer of Zanzibar,” exclusively excerpted below, is Alejandro Brugués’ (JUAN OF THE DEAD) entry in SATANIC HISPANICS, now in theaters from Dread and Iconic Events. Brugués tells us, “I have to say, I’ve seen it a hundred times and I still laugh. I had a blast making it. You should’ve seen the faces of some of the crew who hadn’t read the script while we were shooting–it was hilarious. This is one of the things I’ve done that I’m most proud of.”

Brugués also produced SATANIC HISPANICS with Mike Mendez (another of the contributing directors), Patrick Ewald and Katie Page. The other filmmakers involved are Demián Rugna (TERRIFIED), Gigi Saul Guerrero (CULTURE SHOCK) and Eduardo Sánchez (THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT), each drawing from different Latin American mythology and folklore, with approaches ranging from deeply creepy to outrageously funny. To find a theater near you playing the film, head over to the official website.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).