Mexican director Issa López is best known for the multi-awarded, critics darling Tigers Are Not Afraid: A supernatural tale about children fighting for survival in a harsh real-life environment. The film is Certified Fresh by Rotten Tomatoes with a 97% and gave the director international recognition.
“As a Mexican filmmaker, I’m a firm believer there can never be enough movies about EL CHUPACABRAS,” said Issa Lopez, “and I’m here to deliver on that promise.”
“Just when you thought there was a movie I wouldn’t make — I present, EL CHUPACABRAS,” said Jason Blum.
Issa López’s exciting secret project for Blumhouse is coming to theaters this summer. (Maybe not this one…there’s another project in the works…April Fool’s!)
Blumhouse Productions is an American film and television series production company, founded by Jason Blum. Blumhouse is known mainly for producing horror films, such as Paranormal Activity, Insidious, Sinister, The Purge, Oculus, The Gift, Split, Get Out, Happy Death Day, Upgrade, Halloween, The Vigil, and The Invisible Man. Blumhouse has also produced drama films, such as Whiplash and BlacKkKlansman, which both earned nominations for the Academy Award for Best Picture; Get Out and BlacKkKlansman won Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay, respectively. The company also produced The Normal Heart which won the 2014 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie. Blumhouse has worked with directors such as Leigh Whannell, Jordan Peele, Christopher Landon, James Wan, Mike Flanagan, James DeMonaco, Damien Chazelle, and M. Night Shyamalan.