EVERYONE WILL BURN is a Spanish horror movie (org. title Y todos arderán) that has a lot going for it. A strong cast, religion, superstition, and violent deaths. But who is the true villain? Read our full Everyone Will Burn movie review here!

EVERYONE WILL BURN is a Spanish horror movie (org. title Y todos arderán) getting its North American debut at Fantastic Fest 2022. This movie should please many genre fans. Just from watching images from the film (or the trailer, of course), you’ll know that you’re in for one hell of a ride.

There’s a solid cast and a plot driven by folklore, small-town superstition, religion (misused and abused for personal gain), and quite a few violent deaths.

Continue reading our Everyone Will Burn movie review below.

Who will you root for?

The story plays out in a small village in Leon, Spain. There the film opens with María José (Macarena Gómez) preparing to end her life. Her bullied son died years earlier and she has never gotten over it, while her husband now has a new wife and has moved away from the village.

Before taking the actual step off the bridge, María José suddenly sees a strange little girl covered in dirt walk up the street. The girl, Lucía, could be connected to a local legend about an impending apocalypse, but María José just sees a reason to continue living.

Fairly early on, the question becomes: Who is the true villain? And, subsequently, who will you be rooting for?!

Everyone Will Burn – Review | Spanish Horror

So, with the enigmatic (to say the least) girl by her side, María José is finally ready to face the corrupt community, overloaded with sadistic secrets and immoral lies. And this time, nobody is going to hurt the child in her care.

Macarena Gómez is perfect in this!

Macarena Gómez is amazing in Everyone Will Burn. It’s a downright tour de force of her power and talent, which should make it obvious to everyone, once and for all, that she is perfect for horror movies.

From her sarcasm and campiness to her embracing brute force, Macarena Gómez (30 Coins) steals every scene!

As the young girl, Lucía, we see Sofía García in her debut. Again, this is someone who could do amazing things in genre productions. She is fierce in Everyone Will Burn. You’ll see!

Finally, I have to mention Rubén Ochandiano, who plays Juan. A young man on the cusp of choosing to devote his life to both God and the Church. However, there are still pleasures of the flesh calling him, so he is rather confused. You might recognize Rubén Ochandiano from Twin Murders: The Silence of the White City.

Everyone Will Burn is screening at Fantastic Fest

David Hebrero is the director and co-writer of Everyone Will Burn (org. title Y todos arderán) which is his second feature film. He debuted in 2019 with Dulcinea. I haven’t watched his first movie, but I hope he’ll continue the style shown here in his second feature film.

The co-writer is Javier Kiran (who is also producing with director Devid Hebrero) and this is his feature film debut as a writer. For me, it could’ve been a bit tighter in terms of storytelling and pacing. However, on the other hand, I wouldn’t really have wanted anything to be left out.

Following the world premiere at Sitges Film Festival in 2021, Everyone Will Burn is finally getting its North American premiere at Fantastic Fest 2022. The perfect place to debut this film!

Everyone Will Burn is screened at Fantastic Fest in Austin on September 23 and 27, 2022.

Details

Director: David Hebrero
Writers: David Hebrero, Javier Kiran
Cast: Macarena Gómez, Rodolfo Sancho, Ana Milán, Rubén Ochandiano, Germán Torres, Fernando Cayo, Ella Kweku

Plot

In a small village in Leon, Spain, María José prepares to end her life after failing to get over the death of her son years before. Everything changes when she receives a visit from Lucía, a strange little girl who might be connected to a local legend about stopping an impending apocalypse. With the enigmatic girl by her side, María José faces the corrupt community, triggering strange events and a series of horrific deaths among the local population.

I write reviews and recaps on Heaven of Horror. And yes, it does happen that I find myself screaming, when watching a good horror movie. I love psychological horror, survival horror and kick-ass women. Also, I have a huge soft spot for a good horror-comedy. Oh yeah, and I absolutely HATE when animals are harmed in movies, so I will immediately think less of any movie, where animals are harmed for entertainment (even if the animals are just really good actors). Fortunately, horror doesn't use this nearly as much as comedy. And people assume horror lovers are the messed up ones. Go figure!
Karina