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Films to Keep You Awake: Spectre -- An elderly writer visits the small village where he grew up and as he walks through he catches a glimpse of the same woman he fell in love with in his youth but she has not aged at all! He follows her, but is not ready for what he finds


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An elderly writer visits the small village where he grew up and as he walks through he catches a glimpse of the same woman he fell in love with in his youth but she has not aged at all! He follows her, but is not ready for what he finds | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Juan José Ballesta ... Tomás (joven)
Natalia Millán ... Moira
Jordi Dauder ... Tomás
Victoria Mora ... Carmen
David Arnaiz ... Carlos (joven)
Adrián Marín ... Vicente (joven)
José Ángel Egido ... Carlos
Miguel Rellán ... Vicente
Mayte Cedeño ... Fantasma
Joserra Cadiñanos ... Don Anselmo
Walter Prieto ... Ramón
Elisa Medina ... Mujer 1
Helena Castañeda ... Mujer 2 (as Elena Castañeda)
Elsa Bodem ... Greta
Juan Aballe ... Marc (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joe Lewis ... Tomas (voice)

Alejandro Amenábar ... Man looking at statue (uncredited)

Eduardo Noriega ... Man looking at statue (uncredited)

Directed by
Mateo Gil 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mateo Gil 
Igor Legarreta 

Produced by
Álvaro Augustín .... producer
Carlos Fernández .... executive producer
Julio Fernández .... producer
Santiago Gimeno .... executive producer
Félix Rodríguez .... supervising producer
Original Music by
Zacarías M. de la Riva 
Cinematography by
Josu Inchaustegui 
Film Editing by
Carlos Agulló 
Mateo Gil 
Casting by
Pep Armengol 
Art Direction by
Félix Murcia 
Costume Design by
Clara Bilbao 
Makeup Department
Belén López-Puigcerver .... makeup artist (as Belén López Puigcerver)
Art Department
Javier López Antía .... property master
Sound Department
Juan Ferro .... boom operator
María Steinberg .... sound editor
Ricardo Steinberg .... sound
Special Effects by
Tomás Gómez .... special effects makeup: Artefacto Escenografia crew
Visual Effects by
Ivan Busquets .... digital compositor
Quico Noizeux .... digital compositor
Sandra Picher .... visual effects coordinator
Joan Carles Vendrell .... CG artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Peque Griffin .... steadicam operator
Ramiro Sabell hijo .... first assistant camera
Federico Staffa .... clapper loader
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ana Requena .... assistant costume designer
Maite Rod .... costume design assistant
Editorial Department
Laura Sánchez .... film scanner (as Laura Sanchez)
Music Department
Lucio Godoy .... music producer
Juan Pablo González Saccone .... assistant music engineer (as PJ Saccone)
Other crew
Eduardo Albaladejo .... management of rights: Filmax Entertainment
Vicente Canales .... head of sales
Pedro José de la Fuente García .... production assistant
Rafael López de la Manzanara Cuadri .... location manager
Helena Moreno Núñez .... development executive
Anna Oms .... documentation
Martin Samper .... making-of
Elena Serra .... development executive

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Also Known As:
"Películas para no dormir: Regreso a Moira" - Spain (original title)
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75 min | USA:84 min (DVD)
Aspect Ratio:
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How does the Movie actually End? Is the Woman really a Witch?
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6 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Morbid Love Story, 30 October 2009
Author: Theo Robertson from Isle Of Bute, Scotland

Spain has a long and successful tradition of horror / supernatural cinema . Who can forget the spine chilling LA CABINA , a film that does for public phone boxes what JAWS does for trips to the sea side . We've also seen the likes PANS LABYRINTH and THE OTHERS become international hits opening to great critical acclaim . We even saw Danny Boyle's sequel to 28 DAYS LATER being directed by a Spanaird which turned out to be one of my favourite horror films ever so had a lot of expectations to seeing SPECTRE tonight . Afterwards I wouldn't say I was I was disappointed just that this movie has been advertised as a horror film when it's really a morbid love story with supernatural overtones

This isn't helped by the " Films To Keep You Awake " title sequence of having an animated pool of blood where a hand appears holding a human eyeball . It's grotesque and startling and gory which is everything SPECTRE is not . Instead we get a teenage boy , Tomas , being infatuated with a much older woman called Moira along with a subtext that is anti- religion as the catholic family and friends of Tomas decide Moira is a witch

With a longer running time perhaps the subtext could have been developed more since I'm the sort of person who can't get enough secular humanism in either real life or fiction . Instead director Mateo Gil concentrates on the love story . There's nothing wrong with this of course but for long passages of the movie you forget that this has any supernatural elements and when they do fleetingly appear they feel forced . Indeed you're left with the feeling perhaps the whole film would have worked better if there were no ghostly elements at all and the film portrayed religion and the small mindness of religious followers as the villain of the piece which would have certainly have made for a better ending

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