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Two teenage siblings endure a terrifying experience while investigating a rural legend near their family's vacation home.

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Credited cast:
Cristian Valencia ...
Cristian
Clara Moraleda ...
July
Chus Pereiro ...
Debora
Sergi Martin ...
Jose
Xavi Doz ...
Santiago
Jose Masegosa ...
Carlos
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Silvia Arnau ...
Policewoman #5
Carlos Blanco ...
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Ferran CasterĂ  Mosquera ...
Policeman #1
Sammy Gad ...
David
Carlos Gaya ...
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Rebecca Gil ...
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Luis Lorenzo ...
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Hector Perez ...
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Cristian and his sister, July, travel from Madrid to El Garraf with their parents and their little brother to spend the Holy Week in their old vacation home. They learn the legend of Melinda, a girl wearing a red dress that got lost in the labyrinth near the house, who helps people that also get lost in the spot. Carlos, a visiting family friend, tells the siblings that there are different, more sinister versions of the legend. July and Cristian use two hand-held cameras to explore the labyrinth and investigate the mystery of Melinda, until something horrible happens. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A Local Legend Becomes a Terrifying Reality


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Terror on the loose closer than you think
28 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Despite that it treads very familiar territory and doesn't really bring anything that fresh to the found footage genre it still remains as formidable than ever. The film starts off pretty much like The Blair Witch Project introducing us to ordinary people who are documenting their research on figuring out an old legend but soon get attacked by an unknown force or being and things turn from normal to terrifying. This film is uber creepy with an fantastic atmospheric setting that will send chills to your bones and intense suspense that will have you grabbing you seat as well as believable performances from the likable leads that makes the whole ordeal that more effective and downright disturbing. It was scary but doesn't have a lot of nonstop jolts like the Paranormal Activity series but the intensity is their and the fear of the unknown and the big reveal at the end was clever and shocking and gave it an even more sinister tone that will get under your skin but still expected something bigger and different but liked the direction it took which was a different change of pace. The violence in this film though basically off screen is brutal and twisted once revealed after the fact and is the things of nightmares. Overall I wouldn't say it's with the top dogs of the found footage genre but I liked it a little bit more than the very disappointing Paranormal Activity 3 and I liked the direction it took more and this one was just more unsettling and better executed and a more disturbing story. Worth a look just don't expect something with tons of jump scares just more shock value. 6.3 out of 10


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