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Aftershock (2012)

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In Chile, a group of travelers who are in an underground nightclub when a massive earthquake hits quickly learn that reaching the surface is just the beginning of their nightmare.

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After an earthquake erupts in Chile, tourist discover that a neighboring prison in the area collapsed in the event, and all surviving criminals managed to break free. Soon they learn that the most terrifying thing, more threatening that Mother Nature, is what she created. Written by AnotherMovieGuy45

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The only thing more terrifying than Mother Nature is human nature.


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Rated R for strong bloody violence including rape, language, drug content and some nudity | See all certifications »

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12 June 2014 (Chile)  »

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Aftershock, l'Enfer sur Terre  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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$40,179 (USA) (10 May 2013)

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$40,179 (USA) (10 May 2013)
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Lorenza Izzo was originally considered for the role of the bartender. See more »

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The personalized plates of Pollo's van are not allowed in Chile. See more »

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Pollo: [On women] They're all the same. They just want to be upgraded to business class.
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Underrated, overlooked disaster horror in the vein Hostel
12 January 2014 | by (Novelist of The Final Version) – See all my reviews

On their last night out a group of travellers find themselves fighting for survival when an earthquake devastates South America.

Probably due to an abundance of sub-par modern style horrors debatably 2012's Aftershock is sorely underrated and overlooked. Reminiscent of the character build up that came with Eli Roth's own Hostel director Nicolás López delivers a hard hitting freely traditionally shot (no found footage here) well executed, gritty disaster film which successfully shocks with its unnerving set ups and exceptional special effects.

The cast are on fine form Natasha Yarovenko as Irina,Lorenza Izzo (Kylie) and Nicolás Martínez and Pollock re notable with with Roth himself putting in a good innings as a nameless dad referred to as Gringo. While it is gratuitous it's fitting to the story and tone as with the aforementioned as the leads try to survive the earthquakes aftershocks falling buildings, collapsing tunnels and the social unrest which ensues by escapee prisoners before a tsunami hits Chile.

It's well paced with fine cinematography by Antonio Quercia and music Manuel Riviero helps it capture some of the original magic which Roth's first outing did. Even though the ending scene may come as no surprise there are a few twists to peak interest.

While not a horror in the traditional sense with graphic amputations, rape, drugs, a human torch, shooting and murders to name a few, granted it will make the regular viewer wince but it's well written and sharply directed by López - forget the endless copycat films of the same sub-genre if you rated Hostel and part 2 this sleeper isn't one to miss.


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