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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

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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Screw the haters this was great, Spain proves they're strong with hand-camera horrors
26 September 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

First off to the reviewer complaining that it was too long the whole thing was an hour and 10 minutes! Have some patience It's one of the shortest movies i've ever watched!

This movie is about a family that owns a house out in the countryside of Spain. There is a legend involving the maze that is attached to their house. However the kids who are curious types are forbidden from their father from going in there.

Being a huge fan of hand camera horrors I was eager to discover this little gem. It's short and to the point before you know it. I have seen various ones such as Noroi, rec, etc, i am a veteran in this vein so take it from me it's good!

The thing I liked the most about it was it was very realistic feeling and very intense and creepy and at one point when they're in the woods I checked how much time was left on the movie cause i was anticipating a scare in one scene and I rarely do that with movies unless they're scary

Bottom line is, if you like hand camera horrors, realistic scenes and tense feelings with goose bumps watch this now and enjoy it! you won't be disappointed.

People on IMDb tend to rate hand camera horrors really low for some reason but I think most people that review and hate on them don't actually like that "genre"

To create a great environment for this type of movie: turn the lights out, watch on a big screen, and by yourself its only 70 minutes who cares if you're alone. I guarantee you if you set that formula up for yourself you'll be wide awake after like I am.


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