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Aftershock -- What happens to a group of travelers who are in an underground nightclub in Chile when a massive earthquake hits? Hint: Nothing good!

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Release Date:
9 May 2013 (Kuwait) See more »
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Tagline:
The only thing more terrifying than Mother Nature is human nature.
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A depraved film that hates it's own characters. See more (65 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Eli Roth ... Gringo

Andrea Osvárt ... Monica

Ariel Levy ... Ariel

Natasha Yarovenko ... Irina
Nicolás Martínez ... Pollo

Lorenza Izzo ... Kylie
Marcial Tagle ... Firefighter
Ramón Llao ... Ramón
Ignacia Allamand ... Guide
Paz Bascuñan ... Pregnant Woman

Matías López ... Marito
Patricio Strahovsky ... Priest
Álvaro López Álvarez ... Jesús (as Álvaro López)
Adrián Salgado ... Bad Guy 1 - Adrián
Enrique Quiroz ... Bad Guy 2 - Bairon
Orlando Alfaro ... Bad Guy 3 - Cristofer
Dayana Amigo ... Bartender
Eduardo Domínguez ... Russell Dazzle
Gabriela Hernández ... Cleaning Lady
Edgardo Bruna ... Grumpy Operator

Selena Gomez ... Lisa - V.I.P. Girl
Cristina Sánchez Pascual ... Kindly Woman
Igal Furman ... Bouncer
Vicky Silva ... Red Head Woman
Benito Quercia ... Bald Man
Stephany Schroer ... Amanda
Francisca Concha ... Guide's Friend
Carlos Martínez ... Man 40
Caterina Araya ... Ariel's Ex Girlfriend
Ingrid Leyton ... Mother
Baltazar Amaya ... Hijo de 8 anos
Camilo Amaya ... Hijo de 10 anos
Ignacio Verdugo ... Bombero Agonizante
Nicolás Carrasco ... Niño 6 años
Amaro Díaz ... Niño 4 años
Pablo Courard ... Recepcionist Hotel Valparaiso
Teo Asensio ... Irina's Son
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ashley Cook ... Annoyed Friend
Marcos De Aguirre ... Pollo's Dad
Marcela de la Carrera ... Homeless Mujer
Amparo Hernandez ... Russell Dazzle's Partner
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Directed by
Nicolás López 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Guillermo Amoedo  screenplay
Nicolás López  screenplay
Eli Roth 

Produced by
Miguel Asensio .... producer
Mac Cappuccino .... executive producer
Brian Oliver .... producer
Eli Roth .... producer
Howard Young .... line producer: US
 
Original Music by
Manuel Riveiro (original music by)
 
Cinematography by
Antonio Quercia 
 
Film Editing by
Diego Macho Gómez 
 
Casting by
Dominika Posserén 
Kelly Wagner 
 
Production Design by
Marichi Palacios 
 
Art Direction by
Fernando Alé 
 
Costume Design by
Elisa Hormazábal 
 
Makeup Department
Felipe Figueroa .... key hair: make up and make up FX artist
 
Production Management
Andre Coutu .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pablo Atienza .... assistant director
Guillermo Briones Basoalto .... second second assistant director
Chepo Sepulveda Egaña .... second assistant director (as Claudio Sepúlveda)
Chepo Sepulveda Egaña .... second unit director: Valparaíso
 
Sound Department
Mauricio Castañeda .... foley artist
Mauricio Castañeda .... foley supervisor
Karen Cruces .... adr editor
Karen Cruces .... adr recordist
Karen Cruces .... dialogue editor
Mauricio López .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Mauricio López .... sound effects editor
Mauricio Molina .... sound mixer
Mauricio Molina .... sound re-recording mixer
Isaac Moreno .... boom operator
Martin Seltzer .... foley editor
Martin Seltzer .... post sound supervisor
Martin Seltzer .... sound re-recording mixer
Diego S. Staub .... score mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Sebastián Ballek .... visual effects artist
Ismael Cabrera .... colorist
Ismael Cabrera .... digital effects artist
Ismael Cabrera .... visual effects supervisor
Rodrigo Rojas Echaiz .... digital compositor
Rodrigo Rojas Echaiz .... visual effects supervisor
Eduardo Squella .... 3D digital effects supervisor
Mauro Contreras Villegas .... visual effects artist
 
Stunts
Victor Gonzalez .... stunts
Wernher Schurmann .... fight choreographer
Wernher Schurmann .... stunt coordinator
Wernher Schurmann .... stunt player
Jorge Vergara .... assistant stunt coordinator
Jorge Vergara .... stunt double: Patricio Strahovsky
Jorge Vergara .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Aaron Burns .... camera operator
Chechu Graf .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Nico Elliott-Armstrong .... post-production assistant
Lee Hughes .... post-production coordinator
 
Music Department
Brian Godshall .... music licensing
Martin Roller .... score recording engineer
Sokio .... music editor
Sokio .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
John Doherty .... assistant to Brian Oliver
Carlos Rincones .... dialogue coach
Valerie Schenkman .... production coordinator
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong bloody violence including rape, language, drug content and some nudity
Runtime:
89 min
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Trivia:
Lorenza Izzo was originally considered for the role of the bartender.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: The personalized plates of Pollo's van are not allowed in Chile.See more »
Quotes:
Pollo:[On women] They're all the same. They just want to be upgraded to business class.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Super Mario Bros. (1985) (VG)See more »
Soundtrack:
Guadalupe See more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
A depraved film that hates it's own characters., 7 September 2013
Author: Matt_Layden from Canada

A group of friends in Chili hit up the night clubs for some fun. A massive earthquake hits and destroys half the city, releasing the prisoners that end of unleashing more destruction and hell in the streets.

An interesting concept that tries to blend the disaster genre with the horror genre. The result is a mixed bag of depravity, low budget effects & set-ups and hatred for the so called characters we are suppose to engage with. Aftershock doesn't care about much, it wants to throw everything and the kitchen sink at you. This film reminds me a lot of Kevin Smith's "Red State" in that it subverts genres and goes in different directions just when you think you know what is going to happen next. While I admire Smith's pulling of the rug from under our feet, Aftershock never manages to reach the same level. Instead it is stuck in this redundant pool of lukewarm unnecessary-ness.

Eli Roth produces and stars in the film, I've always said he should stay behind the camera because his on screen talent is severely lacking. Yet he always finds himself in front of the camera, making himself seem more important than he should be. Roth has some good films under his belt, he without a doubt knows the genre of horror. He needs to stick to producing and directing. Get more unique horror films out there, stop worrying about the Roth who acts, cause no one cares.

What the film lacks in special effects in makes up for in absurdity. Here is a film that is about destruction, yet it chooses (mainly because they have to) showcase the aftermath. The scenes of chaos happen in tight close ups, shaky cam and whatever else they can think of to disorient the viewer from seeing anything. It seems they saved the budget in the special effects department for the final shot, which one can see coming once the character gets to that location, yawn.

Aftershock loves to put characters in bad situations, then kick them when they are down. It might be hard to watch for some people. The film has no problem having one character be raped twice, then shot. This is after another one has been burned alive. This is the so called twist in the film, when we stop focusing on the destruction from mother earth and are focused on human nature. These characters aren't even the prisoners though, these are random street thugs or what have you, that see the women in the streets and decide to chase after them, thus ensuring a lot of death and sorrow for the characters the film has taken so long to set up.

No, we don't get any prisoner action until the final act of the film, which takes another turn with another twist. One that will have you scratching your head in confusion, but Aftershock is too crazy and absurd, that you end up just going with it.

This isn't much of a disaster flick, nor does it seem to be good horror. It's a low budget miss- match of bad taste.

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