Brigitte Kali Canales is known for portraying Rachel in Fear the Walking Dead. She is also well known for her roles in S.W.A.T. and Roswell, New Mexico. Another great film starring Canales is the folk horror The Old Ways, which has a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with many ratings praising Canales’ performance as something you won’t want to miss.
The film, directed by Christopher Alender, premiered at the Sitges Film Festival in 2020 and is now streaming on Netflix.
Canales plays Cristina Lopez, a Mexican-American journalist who travels to her ancestral home of Veracruz. She is investigating the practice of witchcraft when she is abducted by locals who bring her to a bruja, a female practitioner of witchcraft). They believe Cristina is possessed by a demon from which she needs to be excised.
Unable to speak the local language, her cousin Miranda translates, and as she learns more about the demon and the rituals, she begins to question if she is, in fact, possessed. She then must face her personal demons, the loss of her mother, losing her culture since moving to the United States, and the other problems she encounters there.
Other cast members include:
- Andrea Cortés as Miranda
- Julia Vera as Luz
- Sal Lopez as Javi
- A. J. Bowen as Carson
- Weston Meredith as Postehki
- Julian Lerma as the Boy
- Elizabeth Phoenix Caro as Young Cristina
- Michelle Jubilee Gonzalez as Cristina’s Mother
The Old Ways trailer
The Old Ways uses the familiar exorcism theme while adding rituals and witchcraft, creating a unique take on the genre.
What else does Brigitte Kali Canales star in?
Canales can be seen in S.W.A.T, Quantum Leap, The Rookie, The Anthrax Attcks, Rowell, New Mexico and more.
She has done voice work for the Dead Space video game as Kendra Daniels and voiced Trace Martez in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: The Bad Bach.