After being excited about this movie since I saw the trailers I finally got to see it myself at the Fantasy Film fest Nights in Frankfurt, Germany.
This spanish movie got a lot of good press over here in europe, so it was no surprise the theatre was rather packed.
But being dissappointed by so many movies this year, I remained sceptical...until 20 minutes into the film, when all hell broke loose.
Now, I'm not gonna give you a plot synopsis because the story really isn't anything special, but let me tell you this:
You're gonna shit your f***ing pants, boy.
It's shot from a TV cameraman's point of view and they use this technique (?) perfectly. I mean, after the rather dissappointing (but still pretty good) Cloverfield and Diary of the Dead, which were also shot in this POV style, this shows you how to shoot a "first person" movie to it's full effect. And oh my God, it scared the hell out of people.
Thankfully, the audience was amazing. Laughed at the right parts (yes, there's some humour) and jumped out of their seats screaming and applauding when the freaky shit happened (and there's plenty of that).
One more thing: The last 20 minutes or so of this movie are probably the scariest, most terrifying thing shot on camera EVER.
Nightmares will be your nocturnal companions for quite some time...
I know there are more blogs about this film but I thought we should direct as much attention as possible to this little masterpiece and gem of horror movie making.
So go see it as fast as possible. You won't regret it...