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‘The Similars’ Exclusive Clip: Eight People Experience a Strange Phenomenon in a Mexico City Bus Station

The film has garnered comparisons to "The Twilight Zone" and "Invasion of the Body Snatchers."

The Similars

“The Similars”

XLrator Media

The new sci-fi horror film “The Similars” takes audiences onto a mysterious journey where paranoia runs rampant. Set on a rainy night in a Mexico City bus station in October, 1968, eight people start experiencing a strange phenomenon. Threatened by fear and unexplained seizures, the strangers show the best and worst of themselves as they try to unravel the condition that’s invading each of them like a virus. It has garnered comparisons to “The Twilight Zone” and “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.” The film stars Gustavo Sánchez Parra (“Amores Perros”), Fernando Becerril (“The Mask of Zorro”), Cassandra Ciangherotti (“Even the Rain”), Luis Alberti (“The Golden Dream”), Humberto Busto (“Never on a Sunday”) and more. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.

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The film is directed by Isaac Ezban. He has previously directed “The Incident,” which follows two parallel stories about characters trapped in illogical endless spaces, a segment in the anthology film “Barbarous Mexico” as well as numerous short films.

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“The Similars” premiered at Fantastic Fest in Austin last year. It went on to screen at the Vancouver International Film Festival, Sitges in Spain, the Chicago Latino Festival, the Fright Fest in UK and more. It’s currently available on Cable VOD courtesy of XLrator Media, with a digital and iTunes release to follow on November 22.


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