After a debilitating fall, an unlucky neighbour finds himself trapped in the mad, cloistered world of two shut-in sisters, in this Misery-style Spanish thriller produced by Midnight Madness favourite Álex de la Iglesia.
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Because of Shrew's Nest respectable attention to subtlety and the patient peeling back of its layers makes it a hard film to condemn. However, it feels too mechanical and manufactured to truly linger and give a greatly devastating impact that it would've had if it went more often towards the full-tilt thrills of the horror genre, instead of undercutting it with predictable melodrama, akin to what The Babadook did.
I was so blow away by Monse that I didn't even get to think about her sister and their~ mom. I was not expecting that ending! So fucking good! Crazyness says hi. And really? Two against one and she won? Crazy people get Hulk strength.
TIFF '14 A total gem and what may well be the genre find of the year. Newcomers Andres and Roel's mix of 'Misery', 'Baby Jane' and 'Chinatown' (!!!) is spellbinding and downright creepy. Macarena Gomez gives a terrifying performance here with great support from Nadia de Santago and Luis Tosar (Sleep Tight). While not exactly original the film makes up for in style and performance. Enjoy genre hounds.
Doble vida y castración maternal versus baja tolerancia a la frustración y agorafobia, ambas partes producto de un hogar donde la obediencia o más bien el sometimiento es una de las virtudes más grandes, tanto así que el placer más grande en la vida es esperar pacientemente la muerte.
Feels like a Spanish take on Polanski's Repulsion. While it did not really grab me at any point, the spiral of madness is extremely entertaining to watch, and the climax is a fucking blast. || MotelX2015