Culture Shock
Into The Dark Season 1

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Critic Ratings: 15
Critics Consensus

Turning a real-world crisis into a horror movie plot, Guerrero and her impeccable cast deliver a remarkable, fierce, and relevant episode.

Episode Info

On Independence Day, a young Mexican woman is in pursuit of the American Dream. This causes her to cross illegally into the United States, where she soon finds herself in an American nightmare.

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Critic Reviews for Culture Shock

It's ambitious, fascinating, and features the best ensemble yet for Into the Dark, anchored by a fantastic performance from Martha Higareda.

Jul 5, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

When it wants to be gross or wants to be in-your-face with violence (as in a third-act explosion of gore) it works.

Jun 25, 2019 | Full Review…

As a piece of entertainment, the story told isn't completely factual, but one that manages to hit the nail on the head in terms of portraying the horrors that are happening at the border.

Aug 6, 2019 | Full Review…

July's Into The Dark anthem is a horror story as enthralling as it is condemning, holding a mirror to audiences who might otherwise be privileged enough to ignore such human neglect.

Jul 23, 2019 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

It's a painful metaphorical look at where the nation is currently. A story such as Marisol's is all too real, despite the use of genre to explore her experience crossing the border.

Jul 23, 2019 | Full Review…

To put it simply, Culture Shock is a film that everyone needs to see...It is not only Into the Dark's best installment but one of the best horror films of the year. It will change you, and it will use reality to do it.

Jul 12, 2019 | Rating: 10/10 | Full Review…

Guerrero and crew keep the story from becoming some rote horror trope by not shying away from all the heinous, damning implications of not only that premise, but what it's supposed to suggest about America in real life.

Jul 8, 2019 | Full Review…

The direction is stylish, slowly lulling viewers into the same false sense of security as Marisol with the apple pie trappings of Americana.

Jul 5, 2019 | Full Review…

A kick in the ass and one of the first genre features to address the real world nightmare of America's broken immigration system and its causes and effects on real people on both sides of the border, Culture Shock is an absolute must see.

Jul 5, 2019 | Full Review…

The overall attraction of this film rests on the actors' shoulders.

Jul 5, 2019 | Full Review…