Lilac Hills, Property 18 (Vladenie 18)- just like any number of high-rise buildings on the outskirts of the city in a quaint but growing suburb. Special deals for early investors tempt ...
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Lilac Hills, Property 18 (Vladenie 18)- just like any number of high-rise buildings on the outskirts of the city in a quaint but growing suburb. Special deals for early investors tempt affluent new buyers like newlyweds Sveta and Maxim with low prices, providing them with an amazing opportunity to move out of their tiny inner city communal efficiency and into a spacious apartment of their very own. The housewarming, however, is short lived and soon they begin to suspect that not everything is as it seems. Strange new neighbors who never speak to the couple, a security guard who acts like a prison warden, nightmarish dreams and visions more sinister than a mere figment of imagination. Even worse, soon unwelcome guests begin paying them visits, ghostly guests come to tell the story of their deaths in the very same building Sveta and maxim now reside...
Vladenie 18 must be one of the first Russian movies I saw, or maybe I don't remember any other ones right now, but what's for sure is that I will completely have forgotten about this movie in a couple days. It's just not good enough to be remembered. The story could have been better, it's just about okay. I don't know what their budget was but it must not have been much seeing the poor special effects. I guess the make-up wasn't that bad, but for a horror movie you expect more thrills than in this movie. The soundtrack is always important in horror movies, to create the right ambiance, but in this movie the sound was often building up to create suspense for a thing that didn't happen. The cast wasn't great either, especially the girl playing Svetlana, she was not credible at all in her role. If all the Russian movies are at this level I won't be watching alot of them.
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