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While driving through the kilometer 31 of a lonely road, Agata Hameran hits a boy. She leaves her car to help the victim and another car runs over her and she falls in a deep coma. Her twin sister Catalina telepathically feels the pain of Agata and hears her whispering for help. Together with her boyfriend Nuno and Agata's mate Omar, they return to the km 31 of the road, and find out that the place is surrounded by supernatural accidents caused by the ghost of a mother that lost her boy many years ago. Further, Catalina discloses that the spirit of Agata is trapped between the worlds of the living and the dead.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
For anyone that doesn't know; the horror genre in Mexico has been in the limbo for years, the only Mexican horror movies we remember are horrible ones like: Vacaciones del terror, and all those silly scary movies. However when Kilometro 31 was announced I actually had faith in it. Would this movie revitalize the Mexican horror genre? Sadly know I can say that it doesn't.
The movie delivers some jump scenes, nice special effects, good use of sound and some impressive cinematography, but lacks entirely in story, originality and most importantly in the characters.
It follows the same clichés we've all seen in Hollywood's horror, it borrows elements from The Ring (Gore Verbinski), The Grudge (Takashi Shimizu) and even worst movies like La Monja (Luis de la Madrid) and Darkness (Jaume Balagueró).
It tries to make us care about its characters but it never does, you realize how empty the movie is then the horrible ending starts to roll, clearly making us feel like this was a waste of time and money, and feeling like they didn't even know how to end it, they just knew how to make it look good, focusing more in the effects.
I just expected that this would be in the vein of old good Mexican horror movies like: Hasta el viento tiene miedo and El libro de piedra, even though remakes of both movies have been announced, one hopes that they don't go for the same route, that Kilometro follows.
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