After living through some tragic events, a rock band composed by twenty-year-old, immerse themselves in a conceptual project that winds-up becoming a three track album that deals largely with their guilts, fears and traumas.
The plot is based on a true story that happened in the late '40s in a small village in Uruguay. The film focuses on Laura, who, second by second, intends to leave a house, which hides an ... See full summary »
After fleeing Europe for Uruguay during WWII, Jacob Kaplan built a quiet life. Now 76, he begins to question his worth. After learning of a mysterious German prowling the shores of a nearby... See full summary »
Anna Ivers returns home to her sister Alex after a stint in a mental hospital, though her recovery is jeopardized thanks to her cruel stepmother. Her dismay quickly turns to horror when she is visited by ghastly visions of her dead mother.
After living through some tragic events, a rock band composed by twenty-year-old, immerse themselves in a conceptual project that winds-up becoming a three track album that deals largely with their guilts, fears and traumas. Each song has the distinctive quality of including the most heart-wrenching incidents lived by the band members, who wish to purify their darkest moments through their music. Within this framework, the band decides to withdraw to a far away grotto to record the videos that will accompany their record. Once there, they unwisely trespass into an abandoned gold-mine where they discover an idol made of stone: it is an ancient diabolical representation used by the Spanish conquerors to frighten and subdue the natives and their local god. Having unleashed the spirit of the mine, the three youngsters will be unwillingly submerged in a dark and familiar realm: the world created in their record. Now they must fight for survival against the horrors of their past, the same ... Written by
Ignacio García Cucucovich
I'm surprised at the low mark this has as I saw the movie at Fantastic Fest and found it to be a supremely effective and creepy horror with some very memorable and disquieting imagery.
The setup is about a pop group who have chosen to film a video in a network of caves, and while they're setting up the cameras they accidentally uncover an idol, which they unwisely disturb.
From there it feels almost like Silent Hill, with each of the characters in it facing their own horrors related to traumatic incidents from their past, which are twisted into surreal and often harrowing encounters. Each of their stories also overlap, with the majority of the movie representing their different experiences of a thirty minute period, which adds another refreshing element to the movie.
The only downsides are that the movie does quite a bit of setup at the start before it moves into the real horror territory (although for me, this wasn't too bad), and the ending - which I won't disclose any details of - felt a bit conventional, which was a disappointment given the original and haunting visuals earlier in the film.
I for one can't wait to get it on Blu-ray and so hope that it is available with subtitles.
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