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Atrocious (2010)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller  |  17 August 2011 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cristian Valencia ...
Cristian
Clara Moraleda ...
July
Chus Pereiro ...
Debora
Sergi Martin ...
Jose
Xavi Doz ...
Santiago
Jose Masegosa ...
Carlos
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Psiquiatra (voice)
Sammy Gad ...
David (as Sammy Gad González)
Ferran Casterà Mosquera ...
Criminólogo (as Ferran Casterà)
Anne Sanz ...
Melinda
Carlos Blanco ...
Policía 1
Rebecca Gil ...
Policía 2
Efrem Pinto ...
Policía 3
Silvia Arnau ...
Policía 4
Carlos Gaya ...
Policía 5
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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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Not as bad as some found footage movies, but did not live up to it's potential.
3 July 2014 | by (Kenilworth, NJ) – See all my reviews

I am a fan of found footage films because if they are done right, they can be very scary. "Atrocious" definitely has some tense, scary moments but basically you're always waiting for something that never happens. Tension is one thing, but you need a payoff at some point.

My main problem with this film is that it falls victim to the same problem that many other found footage films have. Which is, why in the world would you be holding on to a camera at that particular moment? You're running, likely for your life, and you're actually thinking about capturing the moment? I am willing to let a lot of things go when I watch a movie, but this just bothers me every time.

Secondly, it seems that the writers and director were unsure as to what to do with the plot. Is this the story of a terrifying urban legend, or is it something else? Overall, I think it's worth a look, mainly because you're only investing a little over an hour of your time, but don't expect anything amazing.


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