Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Capital Celluloid 2014 - Day 235: Sun Aug 24

The House of the End Times (Hidalgo, 2013): Empire Leicester Square, 8.45pm

This screening takes place on the fourth night of Fright Fest 2014, the UK's premiere international fantasy and horror film festival. You can find the details of the festival here. I am indebted to horror film expert Nigel Floyd for his suggestions and selections.

Fright Fest introduction: The first ever horror film produced in Venezuela to reach an international audience, director Alejandro Hidalgo's heady mix of THE OTHERS, H.P. Lovecraft and old school Mario Bava was a big box-office hit in its home country. Thirty years after being put in prison for murdering her family, Dulce (Ruddy Rodriguez, a former Miss Venezuela) returns to the old dark house to try and understand the mysteries and tragedies that have tormented her life, This sci-fi tinged chiller has solid direction, convincing performances, wonderful cinematography and a unique South American style.

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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