Para Elisa is a terrifying story based on a simple, innocent children’s game. Something that looks naive and harmless turns into the worst nightmare, into the struggle to escape a tragic and expected end, into an explicit and inevitable horror.
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Despite its 74 minute runtime, Para Elisa feels stretched out. The many scenes of its character trying to escape, and her boyfriend looking for her, all feel samey and routine. The acting is generally good, there's an ominous atmosphere conjured with the use of lighting, and it has some shocking and tension-filled scenes. However, Para Elisa needed more meat, or should've been shorter for fuller impact.
Pequeño filme de horror que, si bien no tiene nada de originalidad, resulta pasable, gracias a que está aceptablemente producido, montado, y consigue construir un mínimo de suspenso en su hora y cuarto de duración.