Following hot on the heels of Rammbock, Phase 7, YellowBrickRoad and Cold Fish in the Bloody Disgusting Selects/The Collective/AMC releases is Atrocious from director Fernando Barreda Luna. It’s the latest in a growing line of found footage style flicks, so that’s either going to float your boat or it isn’t. I caught the preview for this Spanish language flick a few months back and liked what I saw, so hopefully the movie itself will deliver.
ATROCIOUS premiered internationally at the 43rd Sitges International Film
Festival and then at Slamdance this past January 2011, garnering a tide of
online buzz and quick comparisons to 2008’s PARANORMAL ACTIVITY.
ATROCIOUS is a gruesome, mind-bending thriller shot in a style reminiscent
of THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT. The horror film excerpts found footage from a
film reel recovered by Spanish police, documenting a family of five
discovering the truth behind a dangerous urban legend. The 37 hours of found
footage follow Cristian and July Quintanilla passing time at their summer
home by investigating a terrifying and mysterious urban legend. As their
investigation intensifies, strange occurrences in and around the house
escalate rapidly, culminating finally in unspeakable atrocities.
Director Fernando Barreda Luna was born in Mexico in 1983. A screenwriter,
editor, producer, and director, he is the founder of production company Nabu
Films. Atrocious is his feature film debut.
WHEN: Opens Theatrically August 17, 2011 at select AMC theaters
Show times are 10 p.m. on Wednesdays and midnight on Fridays
Check out more at Bloody Disgusting Selects Official Site