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Secreto Matusita (2014)

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Video footage depicting a supernatural encounter is all that remains of a filmaker and his crew who disappeared while exploring a haunted house.
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Credited cast:
Bruno Espejo ... Fabián Vasteri
Lupita Mora Lupita Mora ... Jimena
Eduardo Ramos Eduardo Ramos ... Luis
Willy Gutiérrez ... Vidente
Miguel Baldeón Miguel Baldeón ... Vigilante
Boris Sevelora Boris Sevelora ... Loco
Rafael Pulgar Rafael Pulgar ... Historiador
Percy Taira Percy Taira ... Él mismo
Fernando Vivas Fernando Vivas ... Él mismo
Mirella Carbone Mirella Carbone ... Parvaneh
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Giovanni Arce Giovanni Arce ... Sobrino
Ursula Kellenberger Ursula Kellenberger ... Mamá de Fabián
Keibi Kreimer Keibi Kreimer ... Mujer japonesa
Diego Lozano Diego Lozano ... Enfermero
Carlos Martínez Carlos Martínez ... Sirviente 1
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A group of filmakers and a psychic go missing with no resolution by police. Months later, when their camera footage is found, it reveals an attempt to explore a notorious local haunted house "Matusita" with troubling Spanish and Japanese history, leading to a horrifying revelation of which there may be no escape. Written by darkwolf_kjp

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Peru

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

18 September 2014 (Peru) See more »

Also Known As:

The Secret of Evil See more »

Filming Locations:

Lima, Peru

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$300,000 (estimated)
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AV Films See more »
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Color
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The character on the handle of the katana is "death". See more »

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When Jimena finds the Japanese katana, she both removes the blade from, and replaces the blade, into the scabbard. Both times, a metallic sound is heard. Katana scabbards are normally made of wood and leather. So, no sounds of metal should be heard. See more »

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Surprisingly Good
28 April 2017 | by blatherskitenoirSee all my reviews

Basically, if the Fatal Frame games had a Peruvian cast, it would be this movie.

An amateur film crew sneak into an abandoned haunted house known to the locals as the "Matusita" in the hopes of making a documentary for their senior college project. Dark rumors and urban legends abound about the property. The original owner was purported to be the last person in Peru to be burned at the stake for witchcraft, and subsequent owners went insane or killed their families. The last family to live in the house was Japanese, (the name of the house is based on their name, Matsushida) and the father slaughtered the household before committing seppuku.

As the film crew search the house for the answers behind the stories, they find that the truth has far more layers than anticipated and they may be well out of their depths.

Vaguely reminiscent of the Blair Witch Project (this is a found- footage style movie), this film is ideal for those who enjoy classic "OMG, is something behind him!?" waiting-with-bated-breath pop-outs and classic haunted house mysteries based in reality (the Matusita is a real-life house in Lima, Peru, and is considered one of the most-haunted in the country). Fans of type will find the scares are plentiful, creepy, well timed, and disturbing.

They show just enough to horrify, without over exposure or over explanation.

Critics of the film may find the build a tad slow, or find the film crew, who freak out in culturally-typical ways, annoying or accidentally comical rather than dramatic or sincere.

We screamed a lot, so I recommend the film.


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