bust out this funky woke genre!
BINGO HELL is one crazy, wannabe fright film. Lupita, the lead Abuelita, is a force to be reckoned with. She and her posse of senior Community Watchers have been protecting their town for decades. It’s on its very last leg and is falling victim to gentrification only there’s something very rotten come to town.
Evil infiltrates thru the town Bingo game that was previously used to help floundering residents. Absolutely everyone in town can use help and the dollar signs plastered about by the new Bingo company have almost the entire town loosing their collective minds. Lupita stands strong and tries to keep her faithful besties on task with her to keep their town free from outsider influences.
The movie starts out ok except that it’s difficult to understand some of the dialogue. Lupita speaks Spanish and English, mixing them and flipping them together. I speak Spanish quite well but this was a Mexican dialect or bunch of colloquialisms that was hard to catch and the translations didn’t capture. This character was really good and I’m sure we missed some funny stuff. The other really good character was Dolores, a tough talking, hard loving grandma and Lupita’s best friend.
Totally over the top is the bad guy; his teeth made me nauseous. The special effects are weak - green goo, red light photography, smoke, flying blood and body parts and yeah, gross teeth. The more evil Mr. Big gets, the more he needs a really good dentist.
This is one of those “so bad it’s good” movies. Half the cast really does a good job with this B minus script but it’s just too cheesy for my liking, even tho’ the ferocious seniors were great🍿