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I love Spanish horror/thrillers and this film is another entry onto that list. Produced by one of my favorites, Guillermo del Toro, the film stars Belen Rueda from El Orfanato as a woman losing her vision and her mind as she grapples with the recent death of her blind twin sister. The film is tense, creepy and well-acted. The many blues and greys used throughout the film add to the atmosphere. Although some of the plot twist is a bit obvious the film is still effective at hooking the viewer to the end.
The first 20 minutes is one the most uncomfortably awkward experiences i've seen on film. I sat there cringing, wondering what was going to come of their mouths next and thinking that literally anything can happen. Part of me wanted to look away and I nearly started humming to avoid the dialogue, but luckily that initial icky feeling starts to dissipate as we learn more about the characters and their past. Overall an intriguing thriller with some good performances.
FINALLY got to see this today and can't believe i waited this long. This one will definitely need a second viewing, but I recommend everyone horror fan see this at once. Don't let the description of the film mislead you, it sounds like a very simple straightforward film but there's a lot more going on than just senseless violence and gore. A must watch.
One of my favorite movies of all time this film is an excellent depiction of the inner pettiness and jealousies that exist in all of us. Bette Davis is absolutely amazing as the aging stage actress coming to terms with the fact that her time in spotlight is reaching its end. You can literally feel the highs and lows of her moods and every deprecating thought and emotion inside her is laid bare for everyone to see. Although her performance steals the show the story itself is well crafted and told through a well paced narrative.