Lucio A. Rojas,  Trauma Cast Exclusive Interviews


    Lucio A. Rojas, Ximena del Solar, Macarena Carrere Zenteno Discuss Trauma


    You can listen to this, our latest podcast episode released on Friday, December 7th, 2018 via Google MusiciTunes/Apple Podcast, SpotifyStitcher, and TuneIn. You can also listen to DecayMag Sessions EP 18 via the YouTube video embedded above. You’ll find the timestamps accompanying each of this week’s topics. This allows you to fast-forward in the provided video version to this episode.


    Welcome to this week’s episode to DecayMag Sessions, an audio broadcast for Horror aficionados who want the latest in trending updates on all facets of film, television, and video games.

    Our exclusive interview segment centers on the Chilean Horror Thriller release, Trauma. The exclusive interviews segments include a conversation with Trauma Director, Writer Lucio A. Rojas, Trauma cast members; Ximena del Solar, and Macarena Carrere

    Ken Artuz serves as Host for DecayMag Horror Entertainment News Podcast with Stacy Cox, serving as Co-Host.

    We continue our podcast with added topics that include Trauma Film Review, Pushing the envelope in Horror, Horror, women, and sensitivity and Trauma Final Thoughts.

    SEGMENT 1 Trauma Film Review 

    Timestamp: 00:02:48

    DecayMag Sessions Ep 18 Trauma Lucio A. Rojas,  Ximena del Solar, Macarena Carrere

    On this week’s episode, we begin our discussion with a review on the Chilean Horror, Thriller; Trauma. This segment is a substitute for our film review. 

    Director: Lucio A. Rojas
    Writer: Lucio A. Rojas 


    Four friends visit a rural locality of Chile, are brutally attacked by a man and his son. After not finding help in the town, they decide to confront these men with the help of a pair of policemen. But in this way, they will discover that their attackers have in their blood the direct legacy of the darkest period of Chilean history and will have to face the most brutal enemy. 

    SEGMENT 2: Exclusive Interview Lucio A. Rojas 

    Timestamp 00:18:48

    DecayMag Sessions Ep 18 Trauma Lucio A. Rojas,  Ximena del Solar, Macarena Carrere

    Lucio A. Rojas was born on August 17, 1978, in Santiago de Chile, Chile as Lucio Alejando Rojas.

    He is a writer and producer, known for Trauma (2017), Path (2015) and Casandra (2020). 

    Writer film credits: 

    Director film credits:

    28 (pre-production)

    Casandra (pre-production)

    2020 Casandra (pre-production)

    2017/II Trauma

    2017/II Trauma

    2015 Path

    2015 Path

    2014/I Perfidy (as Lucio Rojas)

    2014/I Perfidy 

    2011 Zombie Dawn (as Lucio Rojas)

    2011 Zombie Dawn

    2010 Fascinum (Short)

    2010 Fascinum 

    2010 De Contemptu Mundi (Short)

    SEGMENT 3: Pushing The Envelope In Horror 

    Timestamp 01:04:41

    Horror cinema is known for its social and political focus based on modern society. Yet, with the ever-changing landscape, the question remains; How extreme is too extreme?  Most Horror filmmakers stray away from themes that are either taboo or controversial. In this segment, we reflect on the topic of going to the depths of Horror cinema while maintaining artistic quality. Does filmmaker  Lucio A. Rojas go too far with extreme visuals? Lucio A. Rojas Trauma

    SEGMENT 4: Exclusive Interview Ximena del Solar

    Timestamp 01:19:52

    DecayMag Sessions Ep 18 Trauma Lucio A. Rojas,  Ximena del Solar, Macarena Carrere

    Ximena del Solar was born in the city of Concepción (southern Chile) on July 13, 1980. In 2004 she graduated in Linguistics at the University of Santiago de Chile (USACH). 

    From the age of 23, she began to develop a career as an alternative model 
    and then ventured into acting, initiating an academic preparation also in this area.


    Photo credit: Gisella B. Arellano 

    Main Feature films:

    Short films: 

    Trauma (2017)

    Memwa (2017)

    Trauma (2017)

    Vergüenza (2014)

    Perfidia (2014 aka The Wicked Woods)

    Fascinum (2010)

    SEGMENT 5. Horror, Women, And Sensitivity 

    Timestamp 02:13:49

    Horror cinema at one point focused on women as the victim, as the suppressed figure under a male-dominated force and/or antagonist. From the exploitation era of the seventies to slasher films the landscape for Horror cinema has changed. Are today’s Horror filmmakers too careful to trample on sensitivity issues when it comes to creating provocative themes? Lucio A. Rojas Trauma

    SEGMENT 7. Exclusive Interview Macarena Carrere

    Timestamp:  02:30:36

    DecayMag Sessions Ep 18 Trauma Lucio A. Rojas,  Ximena del Solar, Macarena Carrere

    Macarena Carrere Zenteno es una actriz chilena principalmente conocida por sus trabajos en las películas “La Increíble Metamorfosis de Juan Pérez” y “Trauma”, con la cual obtuvo la nominación de “Mejor Actriz” en The Vancouver Badass Film Festival y en Edmonton Festival of Fear.

    Su último trabajo es la película “Error 113” donde trabaja como co-guionista, productora y actriz, proyecto que actualmente se encuentra en proceso de post-producción. Ha trabajado en más de 30 cortometrajes, los cuales en su mayoría pertenecen al género fantástico, terror y ciencia ficción, siendo una gran fanática de este género.

    Se ha desarrollado además como bailarina en diversos espectáculos de danza urbana, musicales como Jesucristo Superestrella y video-clips de música, en los cuales también ha trabajado como coreógrafa. Macarena además conduce su propio programa radial llamado “Cinefilia Queer”, en el cual se discute sobre temas de género y feminismo en el mundo del cine.

    Segment 7. Trauma Final Thoughts

    Timestamp 03:15:54

    From emotional content to production value, we weigh our thought’s on Luis A Roja’s controversial Horror, Thriller, Trauma Lucio A. Rojas Trauma


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