Stream: Los Espookys
Ever notice how there’s an eerily small number of Spanish-language comedies about horror on TV? Seems fishy. Fortunately, HBO recently addressed this with Los Espookys, a six-episode fright fest that follows four friends as they attmept to monetize their passion for horror make-up and practical effects. They’re like the Scooby-Doo team, but instead of unmasking creeps, they make creepy masks. There’s a demand for it, too—The gang is initially recruited to stage a fake exorcism in order to help a Catholic priest regain relevance. Real mysteries abound in the world outside their work, such as the suspicious motivations of Andrés’ (Julio Torres) boyfriend/power-hungry cookie mogul, or the sinister machinations surrounding a robotic local news anchor. Some mysteries are solved, while others are better left unsolved … until season two, probably.