This Méxican Found Footage low budget indie horror made some
buzz when released with it's interesting take on the genre
and with the very atmospherical soundtrack by Enrico Chapela (enclosed
on a CD with this edition from Cauldron).
Found footage is a tired genre but the 1970's retro feeling was nice,
the actors were quite good and the ending was great.
The intro of the film starts with black and white News
footage from 1974 where something has happened to four people, with
an explosion, a fire or something. Then we are back in 1974 before the
"incident" happened and we get to see everything
through the 8 mm camera that film maker Manuel (Rolando Breme) uses
all the time, he films everything with his handheld
camera. Manuel and his teacher wife Altair (Diana Bovio) are newly weds
and lives happily with their puppy dog Carlo.
They seem to be living in a country house and with their
closest neighbour being Tere (Blanca Alarcón), Altair's sister.
Yes, everything's dandy But, as this is a horror film that can't last
very long, and soon enough Altair starts to change.
She sees a man standing in front of her bed and she starts to act strangely,
as building a black brick wall and when
asked why she says that the angels tell her what to do. There are also
phone calls with static sounds and screams, and
Manuel calls his friend Callahan (Guillermo Callahan), also a film worker,
for help investigating what this is all about.
The film is presented in a 1.78:1 widescreen ratio and
with a Spanish audio 5.1 or 2.0 stereo with english subtitles, the
Blu-ray disc in region ALL. A Soundtrack CD is included.
Extras a Sound Design featurette and trailer. US company Cauldron plan
to release many a cool film it seems