It's been an incredible year of horror discoveries for myself. Mike Flanagan, Zack Parker, Jennifer Kent, and now Adrián García Bogliano, each of these voices bring something bold and original to the table, and all are well on their way to becoming masters of the genre.
This one pulls the rug out from under you on more than one occasion, and Bogliano is at no time, not in complete control. Good stuff.
Cristina Brondo is damn hot!!! This is first horror movie from Argentina i ever saw.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
J'aimais bien le personnage principal, une femme moderne antipathique qui n'hésite pas à utiliser son teaser de poche contre les itinérants, mais le film est boff. Personnellement, on m'a appris au primaire qu'il ne fallait pas faire de fin ''ce n'était qu'un rêve" à une histoire, mais on dirait que les scénaristes de films d'horreur ou de thriller ne s'en tane pas, moi oui. Je m'attendais à vraiment plus original comme punch final.
Avis aux intéressés, les décoltés sont profonds.
yes the protagonist is racist and small minded but its awesome to watch her downfall. LOVED it!! everything she did to screw others came back t her ( tea bags) - overall enjoyed every minute of it. Better then 1/2 the trash produced by studios these days
The most boring possible combination of House of the Devil and Locke.
And I already think House is really damn boring!
One of the worst protagonists I've seen since Far Cry 3's. She is a huge, annoying, screeching asshole to everyone who spends about half the movie having crappy conversations on her cell phone.
There are other people in this movie and people die and it is way less interesting and tense than Locke, a movie with one dude in…
This was a pretty disappointing effort from the Boglianos.... I dig a good slow burn horror flick (see Ti West's HOUSE OF THE DEVIL) but the payoff is really weak with this one...
I've also noticed that these filmmakers have possibly the cheesiest way to get their female stars undressed on screen... I like female nudity as much as the next guy but with this film and COLD SWEAT, it's just ridiculous... At some point in the film, you have…
Renting an apartment seems like a lame premise but it really works. Margarita just wants to do business, but things don't go her way. 2 out of 6 reviewers call her a "bitch-on-wheels" a third "rhymes with 'itch'". What's wrong with disliking hobos accosting you, or people being incredibly late? She waited 40 minutes for the prospective renter, that makes her stupid, not a bitch. Pouring the tea into the fish tank was bitchy though. "There are several reasons to stay with 'Penumbra' until the bloody end. Cristina Brondo is a remarkable actress. The directors (Garcia Bogliano brothers) know how to build suspense."
Nada. Interpretaciones a la altura, o por debajo, de un guión ya flojo.
House of the Devil + Sleep Tight + Kill List = Penumbra.
Well written, you get a little teaser at the start, then it's all negotiating an apartment lease but still engaging.
Sets up the main character well. You kind of dig her even though she's a yuppie piece of shit, she's charismatic.
Loads of rambling about a solar eclipse, casually ominous.
Bit slow to get going but it's still engaging.
Arguing about small things creates an unsettling atmosphere.
Well this was a disappointment. Directed by the Bogliano brothers, this Argentinian thriller is a ponderous experience with a weak payoff. The plot revolves around a woman attempting to rent a family apartment. As she waits for the contract from a mysterious and supposedly wealthy tenant more of his associates appear at the apartment before their real intentions are revealed.
It is clear the Bogliano brothers went for a slow burn atmosphere, closer to ‘70s horror than the quick editing…
Disappointing at times, but tensely watchable in others.
There is something of a retro feel to Penumbra, a low budget Argentine horror that offers a few nods and winks toward some of more classic b-movie horror films. We have the damsel in distress heaving her chest gagged and bound, the ‘wild’ black woman complete with bold afro and the satanic undertones. The Bogliano brothers do not take the easy route recreating bygone eras instead allowing these influences to shape their own strong vision.
Cristina Brondo gives a strong…