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The Rating System

All opinions are my own. We are all different. What I may think is great, you may this terrible. Don't let my opinios stop you from exploring the vast world of horror in all media.

~Mind Blowing: Search for this movie immediately. It can only be described as pure greatness and possible an instant classic.

~So Good: Highly recommended because for one reason or another it stands out above the usual fair. Put the movie on your radar as it wont disappoint.

~In the Middle: The movie is a nothing special, average affair. It may entertain in the short term but it will be easily forgettable in the long haul.

~Warning: This movie is a cliched driven slop of familiar territory. Only watch if you're really of fan of this type of material.

~Steaming Pile: The movie is absolute garbage, a complete bore, and not worth the time or effort.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Penumbra (2012)

Starring: Cristina Brondo
Director: Adrián García Bogliano, Ramiro García Bogliano


Premise:
A woman is showing an apartment to a possible tenant. As she waits with the buyer's agents things soon start to seem amiss and a solor eclipse is nearing.

My Take:
The first half of the movies plays out as dark comedy with a lawyer having a bad day while trying to sell an apartment. She's getting in a fight with a bum, loses her keys, missing an important business meeting, and other little things keep piling up. A number of associates of the buyer start showing up, each one more strange than the next, and she starts to suspect something is amiss. And it is, turns out these people are part of a smal cult who believe the solar esclipse will give life beyong their life. For me, the movie works very well even if the explanation behind the cults motives are a bit odd and unexplained. However the tension is excellently built, the comedy is subtle, and the acting is great.

Rating: So Good





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