Select Page

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

Friday, January 14, 2022 | Exclusives, News


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 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).