SYNOPSIS: In the 90s, in Madrid, a teenager who has just done the Ouija with her friends has to cope with the consequences of what has triggered, as it has begun to be persecuted by supernatural presences that threaten to harm the Family members.
Paco Plaza ([Rec], the middle name) directs this horror film inspired by mysterious police files that have never been solved and whose script has written Fernando Navarro (Toro, Anacleto: Secret agent). The main cast of the film is formed, among others, by the debutant Sandra Hunt, with whom we find Ana Torrent (thesis, Yoyent), Leticia hurt ([Rec] ³: Genesis, requirements to be a normal person), Sonia Almarcha (La Soledad, the series vis a Vis), Bruna Gonzalez (Sunday Sickness) and Consuelo Trujillo (the bride, I, too).
PERSONAL analysis — PROS and cons/Good and bad:
On Sunday, March 18, this year. A group of friends and I met as always in my house, to enjoy this much-heralded great movie. We drank a bottle of wine, this was great for our meeting.
The girls in the group, jumped and promised to spill the intoxicating liquid of their glasses. You know, women are the most usually affected when they watch horror movies (when they are scared).
My first impression was that I expected this film to be an American production. But I got a surprise when I discovered it was a movie MADE IN SPAIN. Thing for which, I had high expectations and at the same time all the opposite. Firstly, because European films are good, but with regard to special effects — with the exception of Asian productions — because in this case the Americans have great deliveries.
Anyway, I decided to give it a chance.
From the beginning, I intrigued more than too much that a paranormal event began with a police investigation. I mean, the horror movie that has police characters, in my opinion, is a good sign. In fact… The policeman who appears was well represented, even though he wasn’t long in the course of the film. The gloomy atmosphere was very well done.
According to the events of the film, began to develop the characters (both the good and the bad) seemed frightening. Especially the damn blind nun. I swear I feared him more than the entity of the very movie “The Nun”. Those blank eyes intrigued me. And even more so if they came from a nun who in the first instances felt that in the school of the students, all these were witnesses of an eclipse. Very accomplished.
On the other hand, it didn’t seem out of the ordinary. Nothing new that has not been done or seen before… There was no “such thing” as wit. And I guess it was because of the fact that this film was based on real facts; real facts that at the end of the film are explained and shown. I think that beyond the nun and the sinister appearance of the body, everything was fine. There was nothing out of the ordinary.
I must admit I was ripped off by NETFLIX advertising. The film is those that you can’t qualify for either good or bad. And all why? Because the end was the only thing that really left me thinking and disturbed. That’s where I think the climax finally came in. Because for me, the appearance of the evil entity, was only to not lose the intrigue and threads of what they tried to do: a film that was terrible, because it is based on real events, and that leaves much to be desired, because if it is based on real events , this would not have a creative independence as it deserves. The screenwriter skipped, I think, things more in detail than it really happened. And I know that’s what happened with this movie.
The only redeemable thing is the end, curiously the special effects and the music were at the exact moments. Just that. Very sad on the part of NETFLIX for trying to sell a LOOSE movie like this in advertising social networks to users.
So this movie I give: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★/10 Stars. And I’m taking a chance, Rick! 🙁