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Podtalk: ‘Murder in the Woods,’ at the 34th Chicago Latino Film Festival on April 9, 2018

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CHICAGO – The 34th Chicago Latino Film Festival (CLFF) is underway, after a successful Opening Night on April 5th, 2018. One of the showcase films will have its Midwest Premiere on Saturday, April 7th, the horror tale “Murder in the Woods.” Directed by Luis Iga and written by Yelyna De Leon, the film features “Machete” star Danny Trejo and young Latino actors portraying teens that are being killed in mysterious circumstances during a cabin getaway. For information about the Red Carpet and premiere, click here.

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Danny Trejo in ‘Murder in the Woods’
Photo credit: ChicagoLatinoFilmFestival.org

It’s a teenage getaway from the city to the woods, specifically a cabin. But the house contains a secret, and the teens unwittingly get pulled into it. One by one, they begin to disappear, and when those left behind begin to realize their friends are being murdered, it might be too late. Danny Trejo portrays an “officer” of the law, who might be their only hope. The tense slasher/horror movie also has a loose sense of humor, and throws in a Latin flavor through the story legends and casting.

In the following Podtalk, writer Yelyna De Leon and director Luis Iga of “Murder in the Woods” talk about their influences and the almost magical way that Danny Trejo became involved in the film.


The 34th Latino Film Festival takes place through April 19th, 2018, at the AMC River East 21 Theatres, 322 East Illinois Street, Chicago. For film schedules and ticket information click here. “Murder in the Woods” will also screen on April 9th.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Writer, Editorial Coordinator
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2018 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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