I love how the horror is the means, the build-up not the actual point.
It keeps you on edge the whole time, which is an essential device in keeping you interested.
Started off a bit too slow, but picked up pace beautifully as it progressed and the climax was superb.
I absolutely adored this film! The scares are scary. The house is truly haunting. Belen Rueda is stunning. The whole film feels like an old style ghost story. A classy fright film all the way down the line. The ending is devastating.
Watched the movie for the second time. I love this old fashioned ghost story with its beautiful as well as precise photography and its use of slow (and sometimes suggestive) camera movements. Also the music is perfectly in line with the narrative.
For a horror movie, I thought this was good. Very gothic and depressing. There were some wonderful landscapes, but also one or two shots that were very haunting. A couple of scares throughout the movie and the search for Simón kept me always alert and engaged with the story. The ending felt a bit contradictory and bittersweet: neither happy or tragic enough to conclude the story with the necessary confidence.