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Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
I was slightly looking forward to this and was greatly disappointed.
Firstly, don't call a movie "Atrocious" and then make a terrible movie. I don't really see the point of the title aside from being a description of the actual movie quality.
This is a "found footage" movie, some movies in this new category can be good and some can be terrible.
This movie seemed to be composed of mostly 40 minutes of quiet footage, setting up for the eventual crisis point. The crisis point is the remaining 35 minutes of running around with the camera from an unknown assailant while screaming.
No real scares, no real excitement, nothing but Atrocious.
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