Do you like stories about cannibalism? Are you a fan of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street? Then we have the show for you! Coming soon to Prime Video is The Horror Of Dolores Roach, a new series starring Justine Machado as a woman who, after being released from prison, is trying to restart her life. But there are a few human-sized bumps along the way…
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The Horror of Dolores Roach, based on the hit Spotify podcast series of the same name, is a contemporary Sweeney Todd-inspired urban legend of love, betrayal, weed, cannibalism, and survival of the fittest. Dolores Roach (Justina Machado) is released after an unjust 16-year prison sentence, and she returns to a gentrified Washington Heights. Dolores reunites with an old stoner friend, Luis (Alejandro Hernandez), who lets her live and work as a masseuse in the basement under his empanada shop. When the promise of her newfound stability is quickly threatened, “Magic Hands” Dolores is driven to shocking extremes to survive.
Watch the official trailer below!
Originally created by Aaron Mark as a one-woman play, Empanada Loca, Mark created, wrote, and directed the original podcast and wrote the series pilot.
Machado stars in the eight-episode series alongside Alejandro Hernandez, Kita Updike, and K. Todd Freeman.
The Horror of Dolores Roach premieres on July 7, 2023, exclusively on Prime Video.