Tenoch Huerta and Ariana Guerra in “Madres.”Credit…Alfonso Bresciani/Amazon Studios
By Lena WilsonOct. 7, 2021, 7:00 a.m. ET
“Madres,” a new film directed by Ryan Zaragoza, claims to be “inspired by true events,” like many paranormal thrillers before it. But unlike many of those films, this one isn’t borrowing from urban legends or famous ghost stories — it’s drawing on verifiable atrocities committed against Latina women. “The Manor,” which Amazon is releasing alongside “Madres” as part of their “Welcome to the Blumhouse” series of horror films, also tells a story of marginalized womanhood, albeit with a septuagenarian protagonist. Though vastly different in setting, both films offer refreshingly rare protagonists, yielding spirited — if occasionally middling — results.
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