• Boost

    ★★★½ Added by Boost

    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."

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  • JPC

    ★★ Watched by JPC 08 Apr, 2014

    Nada. Interpretaciones a la altura, o por debajo, de un guión ya flojo.

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  • Matt Lavender

    ★★★★ Watched by Matt Lavender 06 Mar, 2014

    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.
    Funny…

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  • Adam Cook

    ★★ Watched by Adam Cook 29 Jan, 2014 4

    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…

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  • Dan

    ★★★ Watched by Dan 05 Nov, 2013

    Interesting but flawed low budget Argentine horror from this director to watch.

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  • Bill Thompson

    ★★★ Watched by Bill Thompson 21 Jul, 2013

    Disappointing at times, but tensely watchable in others.

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  • Cityzen Kano

    ★★★½ Added by Cityzen Kano

    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…

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  • Gag

    ★★½ Added by Gag

    Penumbra not a bad little thriller one that's doesn't relie on plenty of going on just a slow burner that builds up very well reasonable acted and atmopshere etc only problem was the end result I'm not sure if I Actualy understood it.

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  • MetalBlade

    ★★★ Watched by MetalBlade 26 Mar, 2013

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • Joachim Andersson

    ★★★ Added by Joachim Andersson

    Good occult thriller/black comedy

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  • Rowland

    ★★★ Watched by Rowland 07 Oct, 2012

    [B-]

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  • Matt Bauer

    ★★ Watched by Matt Bauer 07 Oct, 2012

    I seriously don't even know what to say about this one. The first hour was charming enough, as it sort of had a Twin Peaks vibe, as we're introduced to tons of odd characters and weird black comedy that transitions out of nowhere. The horror starts in the final act, and it's competent enough...but then it just ends. No joke. We're given 60 minutes of mystery, then we see what the people that are hanging out in the house intend…

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