Carmen Maura as the batty biddy in La promesa

The Promise

February 15, 2018 Matt B 0

2004 | Horror | Rating: 6/10 | Director: Héctor Carré
The narrative is rather sprawling, including a number of strands which go nowhere, but Galician director Héctor Carré directs it with some skill. [..]

Fragile

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2005 | Horror | Rating: 7/10 | Director: Jaume Balagueró
Although the story is a little over-familiar, it’s well written, the characters are nicely drawn, and Balagueró cloaks it all in sombre, spooky atmospherics. [..]

Art deco gone mad in Eugenio Mira's The Birthday

The Birthday

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2004 | Horror / Comedy | Rating: 3/10 | Director: Eugenio Mira
The are some images which stick in the mind and, from a stylistic perspective, it’s a more than competent calling card. But… it’s all a bit annoying [..]

Juan José Ballesta in Spectre

Films to Keep You Awake: Spectre

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2006 | Horror | Rating: 5/10 | Director: Mateo Gil
The Spectre was Matteo Gil’s contribution to the ‘Films to Keep You Awake’ series made for Spanish TV in 2006 [..]

Looks like a nice place... To Let

Films to Keep You Awake: To Let

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2006 | Horror | Rating: 7/10 | Director: Jaume Balagueró
This is a slick and effective little film. Balagueró is a highly capable genre director, and handles everything with commensurate skill [..]

Clown with a gun... The Last Circus

The Last Circus

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2010 | Horror / Comedy | Rating: 9/10 | Director: Álex de la Iglesia
It is a film that frankly couldn’t have been made by anyone else: a crazy mix of horror, whimsy, social history, melodrama and surrealism [..]

Don't like the look of your laundry.. Blind Alley

Blind Alley

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2011 | Horror | Rating: 6/10 | Director: Antonio Trashorras
Blind Alley is another film which is heavily influenced by European genre cinema from the 1970s [..]

Children should be seen and not heard... Painless

Painless

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2012 | Horror | Rating: 7/10 | Director: Juan Carlos Medina
Painless is basically made up of two parallel narratives, one set in the past and one in the present, both of which come together at the climax. As such, it’s half a great film [..]

Walking those country roads... Asmodexia

Asmodexia

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2014 | Horror | Rating: 7/10 | Director: Héctor Carré
The first feature of director Marc Carreté, this is a confident, brash and exciting film [..]

It seemed like such a good idea at the time... In Darkness We Fall

In Darkness We Fall

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2014 | Horror | Rating: 7/10 | Director: Alfredo Montero
Anyone fancy a found footage film with a bunch of idiot youths as the protagonists? No, I didn’t think so. But give In Darkness We Fall a chance [..]