Review: Local God, Surreal Horror Of The Creative Process

In his first feature film The Silent House, director Gustavo Hernández told a familiar haunted house story in a unfamiliar way, by shooting it in a single take. For his second feature, Local God, he again approaches a familiar story, and again tells it in a somewhat different way. What he presents is an experimental film disguised as horror. Though it stumbles in parts, Local God in an intriguing journey, both literal and psychological, of three characters who must confront their own trauma in isolation and fear.After a difficult accident involving her son, Diana (Gabriela Freire) and fellow musicians Maite (Mariana Olivera) and Manuel (Agustín Urrutia) retreat to a remote cave to work on videos for their conceptual rock album, one that will deal...

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