• splisken

    ★★★½ Added by splisken

    Now i loved this films directors last film, 'sudor frio', so i was looking forward to this. And it doesn't fail in its mission to slowly crank up the tension and occasionally confuse you.
    A woman, who is a complete bitch from the start, is brokering a deal with someone to rent a flat just as an eclipse is going to start. Alas people keep turning up at the flat and not leaving and none of them seem to know…


  • Jay-r Trinidad

    ★★★ Watched by Jay-r Trinidad 15 Mar, 2015

    March Around The World 2015 Challenge film #11.

    while it possesses an unconvincing output, it has a high potential to extend itself further. sometimes, there is a clear understanding between the filmmaker and the viewer to take it as it is.

    i'd rather take this any other day rather than forced logic. it reminds me of Oates's Don't Blink where people were greatly unsatisfied removing themselves from the silly experience of movie logic.

    yes, great faults here but there is entertainment in a hated lead and in the execution of such.


  • Adam Lemke

    ★★★★ Watched by Adam Lemke 26 Jan, 2015 1

    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.


  • primarioops

    ★★ Watched by primarioops 20 Oct, 2014

    Cristina Brondo is damn hot!!! This is first horror movie from Argentina i ever saw.


  • Phil

    ★½ Watched by Phil 07 Oct, 2014

    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.


  • jessica h

    ★★★½ Added by jessica h

    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


  • Brian

    ★★ Watched by Brian 24 Aug, 2014

    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…


  • Emery Snyder

    ★★ Watched by Emery Snyder 20 Jul, 2014

    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…


  • 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."


  • JPC

    ★★ Watched by JPC 08 Apr, 2014

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


  • 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.


  • 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…