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The Squad (2011)

El páramo (original title)
After losing contact with a military base, a high mountain unit is sent to investigate. Upon arrival, they find only a woman in chains. Isolation and the impossibility of escape serve to undermine the soldiers' judgment.

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Juan Pablo Barragán ...
Ponce
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Cortez
Mauricio Navas ...
Teniente
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Ramos
Andrés Castañeda ...
Sargento
Nelson Camayo ...
Fiquitiva
Julio César Valencia ...
Robledo
Andres Torres ...
Arango
Mateo Stevel ...
Parra
Daniela Catz ...
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After losing contact with a military base, a high mountain unit is sent to investigate. Upon arrival, they find only a woman in chains. Isolation and the impossibility of escape serve to undermine the soldiers' judgment.

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Something is out there.

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Horror | Thriller

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7 October 2011 (Colombia)  »

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Az osztag  »

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$1,300,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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One of the actors actually fired a real gun at the shooting. Somehow, he confused a prop with a real rifle. Thankfully, nobody was hurt. See more »

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Plot. Acting. Tension. Boredom. No horror.
24 December 2014 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

I love different kind of horrors, I adore that blend with war, especially after seeing "Outcast" but this one, as many other Spanish, Latino productions, it fails to deliver as a horror movie.

So, let's make it clear, I'm not stating it's bad, but if you get it for a late, cold night, it will seem overlong and will put you right to sleep. The comments here are positive, almost everyone is praying The Squad, but how many remember what the purpose of it really is? Enough with finding excuses for horror, "it doesn't act like one but it is so different", "such a bold approach", "new and original!", are nothing more that signs that you may want to stay away from this. After you watch it, you can barely put it in the horror section, only cause the plot offers 2 small clues, one coming very obviously at the end and one at start.

Anyway, sorry to say, but I'm disappointed, cause I came for a duck, it looked like a duck, did not act like one, did not sound like one, so stop telling me this is a duck. Get a pair of glasses and problem solved!

I recommend Outcast or Dog Soldiers.!

Cheers!


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