The Blair Witch Project Co-Director Eduardo Sánchez Talks About His New Anthology Horror Film, ‘Satanic Hispanics’

Eduardo Sánchez mentions his desire to return to the world of The Blair Witch Project.

Eduardo Sánchez on a zoom interview talking about The Blair Witch Project and Satanic Hispanics.

Eduardo Sánchez is the co-director who redefined horror with “The Blair Witch Project” alongside Daniel Myrick. Now, he is part of a new horror project, Satanic Hispanics. It is a 5 chapter anthology film featuring Sánchez and four other directors, such as Gigi Saul Guerrero, Mike Mendez, Demián Rugna, and Alejandro Brugués. The film dives into Latin folklore fused through a genre lens, spotlighting Hispanic talent. The film starts Hispanic Heritage Month and will be released In Theaters on September 14th. Watch our interview with Sánchez below!

In cinema, few directors have left as indelible a mark on the horror genre as Sánchez. When his family eventually moved to the United States from Cuba, his passion for storytelling and film began. His filmmaking journey began modestly, shooting short films and working on small projects. However, his big break came with the groundbreaking, unconventional horror film that would change the game. The Blair Witch Project would spawn sequels, video games, and comics.

Released in 1999, the film became a cinematic revelation.

The film was shot on a shoestring budget of about $60,000. It redefined the found footage genre and became one of the most profitable films ever, earning over $248 million worldwide. The movie followed three student filmmakers as they ventured into the woods of Burkittsville, Maryland, searching for a local legend, the Blair Witch. What set “The Blair Witch Project” apart was its innovative marketing campaign. This led to many to believe the events in the film were real.

The success of “The Blair Witch Project” catapulted Eduardo Sánchez into the limelight, and he continued to explore the horror genre in his subsequent works. While none reached the same level of commercial success as “Blair Witch,” his films demonstrated a keen understanding of the genre’s core elements. “Altered” (2006) was a gripping alien abduction thriller, while “Lovely Molly” (2011) delved into psychological horror with a profoundly unsettling narrative. He also leaped into television, directing Supernatural, Lucifer, Yellowjackets, and American Horror Story episodes.

Sánchez’s contribution to horror extends beyond directing. He’s also written and produced several films, contributing his creativity and vision to various projects. His body of work showcases a talent for crafting suspenseful and eerie narratives that leave a lasting impact on audiences. With a commitment to storytelling that taps into the primal fears of the human psyche, Sánchez has secured his place as a respected figure in the horror genre. Whether behind the camera, writing, or producing, Eduardo Sánchez continues to be a force in horror cinema, shaping the nightmares of future generations. Read more News on Nerdtropolis and make sure to subscribe to our Channel.

Sean Tajipour is the Founder and Editor of Nerdtropolis and the host of the Moviegoers Society Podcast. He is also a member of the Critics Choice Association. You can follow on Twitter and Instagram @Seantaj.

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