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The Stranger (2014)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 12 June 2015 (USA)
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A mysterious man arrives in a small American town seeking his wife, though his presence plunges the community into a bloodbath.

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Guillermo Amoedo
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Credited cast:
Cristobal Tapia Montt ... Martin
Lorenza Izzo ... Ana
Luis Gnecco ... Lieutenant De Luca
Ariel Levy ... Caleb
Nicolás Durán Nicolás Durán ... Peter
Alessandra Guerzoni Alessandra Guerzoni ... Monica
Aaron Burns Aaron Burns ... Officer Harris
Pablo Vila Pablo Vila ... Doctor Hill
Sally Rose Sally Rose ... Nurse Sonia
John Allan John Allan ... Police Chief
Eric Kleinsteuber Eric Kleinsteuber ... Caleb's friend
Nicolás Platovsky Nicolás Platovsky ... Young Officer
Tessie Spoljaric-Woodgate Tessie Spoljaric-Woodgate ... Red Car Driver
Constanza Contreras Constanza Contreras ... Young Victim
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elvis Gonzalez Elvis Gonzalez ... Jack
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Martin, a drifter, arrives in a small town and asks about a woman named Ana. Peter, a teenager, directs him to a cemetery, but three thugs harass him. Peter interrupts them as they savagely beat Martin, but then flees. De Luca orders them cover up the crime. Peter convinces his mother, Monica, to perform first aid, which Martin refuses, saying that his blood is 'contagious'. When De Luca returns to bury the body and finds it missing, and suspects Peter. He sends Caleb to take care of the situation, but before they can kill Peter, Martin kills them. De Luca interrogates Peter. and sets Peter on fire. As Monica calls an ambulance, Martin recites a Latin blessing and rubs his blood on Peter. Later, at the hospital, Peter miraculously recovers and is discharged. The police capture Martin and make Monica, a nurse, perform a transfusion from Martin to Caleb. Martin begs her not to do so and insists that his blood must be blessed to prevent 'infection'.

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Blood will tear us apart


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Country:

Chile

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El extranjero See more »

Filming Locations:

Puerto Octay, Los Lagos, Chile

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2.35 : 1
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One of a number of productions made during the mid-2010s with a "Bad Blood" phrase in its title. These include Bad Blood (2015), Bad Blood (2017), the television series Bad Blood (2015), Wicked Blood (2014) (aka "Bad Blood"), The Stranger (2014) (working title: "Bad Blood"), Batman: Bad Blood (2016), and Bad Blood: The Movie (2016). See more »

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I look forward to seeing more from the Roth/Lopez/Amoedo team, in the future!
20 October 2015 | by HellmantSee all my reviews

'THE STRANGER': Three and a Half Stars (Out of Five)

Horror flick from writer/director Guillermo Amoedo, and producers Eli Roth and Nicolas Lopez (the three also worked together on 'AFTERSHOCK', 'THE GREEN INFERNO' and 'KNOCK KNOCK'). This film tells the story of a mysterious stranger, with a deadly disease, who comes to town looking for his wife; but death and chaos follows him. The movie stars Cristobal Tapia Montt, Nicolás Durán, Luis Gnecco, Ariel Levy, Alessandra Guerzoni, Lorenza Izzo and Aaron Burns. It's an interesting and well made vampire drama flick.

Martin (Tapia Montt) comes back home, to a small town, looking for his wife, Ana (Izzo). Instead he finds trouble, in the form of a gang of violent hooligans. Martin is attacked, and left for dead, by the criminals; but a young man, named Peter (Durán), comes to his rescue. A police officer, named Lieutenant De Luca (Gnecco), is the father of one of the gang members; and he's used to covering up his son's crimes. The Lieutenant is extremely troubled by the presence of this mysterious stranger. When the townsfolk learn what Martin's blood can do, things become even more crazy; and violent.

The movie takes it's time getting going, but it's worth the wait. It's not full of excessive gore, like a lot of vampire flicks, but it's got enough action and thrills, to keep most viewers entertained. All of the performances are decent enough, and Amoedo does a more than adequate job directing. I look forward to seeing more from him, and the Roth/Lopez/Amoedo team, in the future!

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