Argentinian filmmaker Andrés Muschietti makes his directorial debut with a feature length reworking of his original short film. Unfortunately, his efforts result in a flawed experience that is a long way short of a classic piece of horror filmmaking, but as a thriller it is absolutely watchable.
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Though it is initially cast from the same found footage mould as the earlier films, [REC]³ is a dramatic departure from the popular Spanish horror franchises’ previously established formula. The filmmakers bravely test the audience with stylistic changes and a misleading title. Génesis isn’t a precursor to the original film, but a very different story which runs parallel to the original.
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In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
It’s hard to forget the events that took place on the 26th December in 2004. An undersea megathrust earthquake rumbled beneath the Indian Ocean and the ensuing tsunami devastated Thailand, Indonesia and many other surrounding regions. As director and writer respectively, Juan Antonio Bayona and Sergio G. Sanchez take audiences back to that horrifying event to present a remarkable account of one family’s experience during the catastrophic tsunami.
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It’s not the bed bugs you should be wary of.
The creative minds behind the harrowing and brilliantly executed REC franchise return with another addition to the horror genre. Spanish filmmakers, Jaume Balagueró (without REC co-director Paco Plaza) and Alberto Marini (who worked as producer on REC), reunite as director and writer respectively in creating this deeply unsettling tale that, unlike REC, carries darkly comic undertones.
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