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36 Steps (2006)

36 pasos (original title)
There are important rules that must be obeyed. Don't talk back, Don't leave the grounds, have fun! For a group of girls kept in a house following the rules can mean life or death in this Spanish horror film.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Noelia Balbo Noelia Balbo ... Pilar
Ines Sbarra Ines Sbarra ... Lucía / Tamara
Melisa Fernandez Melisa Fernandez ... Marilu
Ariana Marchioni Ariana Marchioni ... Emilia
Priscila Rauto Priscila Rauto ... Priscila
Andrea Duarte Andrea Duarte ... Violeta
Priscila Caldera Priscila Caldera ... Flor Dalessio
Victoria Witemburg Victoria Witemburg ... La Buchona
Alejandro Noto Alejandro Noto ... Grandote
Ana Haramboure Ana Haramboure ... Madre
Omar Musa Omar Musa ... Tío de Tamara
Sabino Molina Sabino Molina ... Pedro
Fernando Roa Fernando Roa ... Jaime
Juan Pablo Fluger Juan Pablo Fluger ... Marido de Violeta
Paloma Franco Paloma Franco ... Hija de Violeta
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There are important rules that must be obeyed. Don't talk back, Don't leave the grounds, have fun! For a group of girls kept in a house following the rules can mean life or death in this Spanish horror film.

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Every member of the production company plays a character in the movie. See more »

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Pilar: Rule number one, never talk about what happens here. Walls have ears
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In a scene after the end credits, a middle-aged man receives a letter with a question mark and a similar calligraphy to those delivered to the girls. See more »

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Quirky and Original Horror!
23 May 2013 | by Shaza123See all my reviews

I've wanted to watch this movie for a long time. I'm a massive fan of director Adrián García Bogliano due to his awesome Grindhouse throwback No Moriré Sola (I'll Never Die Alone). When I found out he directed another horror movie called 36 Pasos, I was very excited and intrigued to watch it. And I have to say, I've never seen anything quite like it before.

This is truly the most unique horror movie I've ever experienced. I was expecting something similar alone the lines of No Moriré Sola, but got something much more lighthearted and quirky, yet brutal and sadistic at the same time.

We have six girls in bikinis staying in a house preparing for a surprise birthday. These girls play around a lot, dance, swim and argue, but for the most part they seem very happy. That's because they have to be. You see, there are rules, and breaking the rules will cost you dearly...

This is truly a bizarre film. From the crazy camera angles, to the quick editing, to the almost crazy sounding soundtrack, I found myself completely unaware of where the movie was taking me. Usually I can figure out the type of movies I watch and almost predict what will happen, but with this one I was completely blind in knowing what was going on. A lot of it feels quite experimental with various different filming technique such as a whole scene told in backwards motion and a random creepy nightmarish animation scene. There's even a dance number towards the beginning. This movie switches between a lighthearted and cheesy comedy to a gruesome and brutal horror movie, and it does it effortlessly. Truly bizarre!

You can tell this is a very low budget film, but the gore effects are exceptionally impressive. When the blood starts dripping, things get really messy! It's hard to believe such a fun movie could turn into such a blood bath! I also liked the actresses, I reckon they played their parts pretty well. I really enjoyed the appearances of Gimena Blesa and Andrea Duarte from No Moriré Sola, I love seeing familiar faces. Finally, I also really liked how the story played out, it was really quite clever in coming to a very interesting and satisfying conclusion that I did not see coming.

My only complaint in this unusual movie is the soundtrack. Quirky at first, but it kinda gets on your nerves after a while. It's just a bit too much for me.

So, here we have a truly remarkable film, it really is quite original in it's execution. I recommend it for those looking for something a little bit different. Thankyou.


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25 April 2007 (USA) See more »

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