Los Espookys: Horror Meets Comedy On HBO's New Series

Chris Longo Jun 14, 2019

Featuring new voices with a weird and unique point of view, Los Espookys is a surprising and welcome entry to the HBO lineup.

Los Espookys is going to stick out in HBO’s lineup like gratuitous gore in a B-movie. For one it’s grabbing headlines as HBO’s first crack at (mostly) Spanish language programming with English subtitles. Language shouldn't be much of a barrier, though. The late-night comedy is a loving homage to horror and the paranormal viewed through the lens of its creators: Julio Torres and Ana Farega, two comedians with blindingly bright futures, and Fred Armisen, who continues to attach him name to inventive alternative comedy projects (the brilliant Documentary Now! and recently concluded Portlandia among them).

The series is set in Latin America, where a group of friends with a passion for horror turn their love of the genre into a business.

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