‘American Carnage’ Trailer: Jenna Ortega And Jorge Lendeborg Jr. Try To Survive A Deadly Nursing Home

Imagine if the children of undocumented immigrants were given a similar choice as The Suicide Squad, and that’s sorta what you’re getting in comedy-thriller American Carnage. The film by director/co-writer Diego Hallivis and co-writer Julio Hallivis, features rising stars Jenna Ortega (Scream) and Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (Bumblebee) who are trapped inside of a twisted nursing home by a shady government.

Here’s the synopsis: After a governor issues an executive order to arrest the children of undocumented immigrants, the newly detained youth are offered an opportunity to have their charges dropped by volunteering to provide care to the elderly. Once inside the eldercare facility, the volunteers discover the governor and the facility’s supervisor have cooked up a horrifyingly depraved conspiracy that endangers the young and the old in this twisted thriller-comedy.

Also in the cast are Jorge Diaz, Eric Dane, Allen Maldonado, Bella Ortiz, Yumarie Morales, Catherine McCafferty, and Brett Cullen.

I love this premise, which combines the government conspiracy depths of The Purge with the chills of a haunted penitentiary flick. Plus I’m pretty much willing to invest all of my time and money on anything Jenna Ortega is in right now. This is definitely one I’m keeping a close eye on.

American Carnage opens in theaters and digital/VOD on July 15th.

Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.