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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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Cristian Valencia ...
Cristian
Clara Moraleda ...
July
Chus Pereiro ...
Debora
Sergi Martin ...
Jose
Xavi Doz ...
Santiago
Jose Masegosa ...
Carlos
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Ferran Casterà Mosquera ...
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Sammy Gad ...
David
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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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Really could've been great, but wasted opportunity
29 October 2012 | by (Los Angeles, Ca) – See all my reviews

After arriving at their family's mansion home in the wilderness, a guy and his friends decide to investigate the local legend of a ghostly woman in the area only to come upon something far more sinister than any legend.

This here managed to be quite a troubling effort, more so for the potential on display rather than the actual results. The fact that this one starts off with a rather creepy ghostly mystery is pretty nice, with a simple-enough folk-tale that could've been started in any small town in the world has a nice way to go about getting it's start, and with the creepy house and woodland setting where this takes place, it has a creepy, chilling vibe that's found in most of these ghostly haunting films. As well, some of the scenes are quite creepy, with the death of the dog, the attack on the sister in the gazebo and finally the house stalking provide this with some generally enjoyable scenes that can generate some nice shocks. However, there's several things that undermine this, not the least of which is the found-footage angle this employs, which means that a lot of the scenes captured never really should have because trying to hold a video camera up to capture them during such moments is quite ludicrous, unless it happens to them you can't see anything so a lot of time is spent running from something we can't see and thus nothing happens, and then the final reel is so insanely stupid it knocks a lot off the film right off the bat. It's also so short that hardly anything happens as well, a product of the camera style and as well really hurts this one, a shame with the potential offered.

Rated R: Violence, Language and violence-against-animals.


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