Plot: The story of a woman who is slowly losing her sight whilst trying to investigate the mysterious death of her twin sister.
Starring: Belen Rueda, Lluis Homar,
My Review and Thoughts:
This had amazing suspense so thick it sticks with the viewer.
This is a mystery movie on so many levels. A modern day suspense classic done with the reality of an Alfred Hitchcock film.
Wonderfully thought out characters and a twisted plot that bleeds fear and hair raising emotions. The darkness, not being able to see, a stalker who you know is there but everyone else says doesn't exist. The ordeal of the hidden truth plays on screen to a flawless degree.
I love the films Guillermo del Toro presents. He showcases amazing films that are often overlooked by the mainstream world and that's a true shame.
This is an amazing Spanish horror film that stands above and beyond so many films.
This is a fear inducing reality. I love the vision tricks, those visual twist and turns. The fade in and fade out of images bring a haunting atmosphere.
The story is unique in a sense. The eye and blindness and a mystery man has been done countless times. With that said it takes nothing away from the movie because there is a whole new mystery and reality of just what is happening.
The twist and turns are priceless, it gives it a unique originality where most other eye blindness, mystery man type films don't. This is not the basic someone seeing something out of the corner of there eye type of film it has so much more.
Just when you think you know what is happening another twist happens, another turn happens and you wonder if the main character is crazy or at least everyone else thinks she's crazy and the viewer has to go along with understanding what is happening.
Your there as if you're experiencing the mystery. You must help her unfold what is happening.
I highly recommend this movie. This is a great whodunit mystery suspense hair-raising reality. I enjoy that "who's in the darkness". I'm a fan of this type of cinema, that old Audrey Hepburn film of 1967 Wait Until Dark.
Perfect foreign horror. A great throw back to Alfred Hitchcock cinema.