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Atrocious (Bloody Disgusting Selects) (2010)

Rafael Amaya , Jose Masegosa , Fernando Barreda Luna  |  R |  DVD
2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Rafael Amaya, Jose Masegosa, Chus Pereiro, Cristian Valencia
  • Directors: Fernando Barreda Luna
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: Spanish
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: The Collective
  • DVD Release Date: October 25, 2011
  • Run Time: 74 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005BYBZM2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #117,373 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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In April of 2010, Spanish police reported the discovery of 37 hours of recorded evidence that shed new light on a gruesome murder investigation. The found footage documents a family of five spending their holidays at their summerhouse, where brother-and sister Cristian and July Quintanilla pass the time investigating a terrifying local urban legend. As their investigation intensifies, strange occurrences in and around the house escalate rapidly, before culminating in unspeakable atrocities.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By TashaNT
Format:Amazon Instant Video
First of all, I want to ask everyone who writes a review for anything to be honest. I'm sick of renting stuff that has super high user reviews and turns out to be crap. Don't waste my $ & time so your friend gets exposure and dough. And yes, I'm keeping in mind that everyone's opinion is subjective, however, there have been too many situations where I, with an open mind, still had no idea how all ten reviews were 5 star, gushing praise, and the work was a trite piece of been there, done that.

Anyway, I watch a lot of horror films & have done so for some time. I can safely say I've seen a bit to a bunch of everything horror. So in rating this film with four stars, you gotta know that's me giving it a pseudo-educated, high acclaim. Don't let the found footage thing scare you off. Yep, it's been done over and over, but I've come to the conclusion that it's not a trend, just on the verge of becoming passé, but rather a new and permanent addition to the stock pantry of the many elements that can be used in filmmaking. It is appreciated when done well, and seems plagiarized when it's not. 

Besides the found footage thing, I think the other creepy elements include the fact that it's not in my native tongue (I'm a true believer that foreign horror is the best horror...I think the foreign nature alone - the way it separates itself by being the "other" through both the unfamiliar language and also the unique cultural establishments - make these types of films very outside of what is normal to me, and thus exciting fear...isn't fear housed in the unknown?) and because it's in black and white (also another flavor of the unknown...the restriction of color can separate us more, giving the film something else that makes it not as translatable).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars spanish Blair Witch inspiration October 1, 2012
By .fgd
Format:DVD
This film is set in the old family house and in a bamboo labryinth adjoining it. The siblings are new to the place and although it is setting the normal daily juxtapositions for what is to come it is little boring while they find their way around the labrynth. It is the same hand-held camera buisness as Blair Witch project yet whose banter kept me much better amused or on my toes.
There is later a long episode lost and very anxious at night in the labryinth. There is too much time spent panning the night vision beam on what might lie among the foliage and path. The film did not need another " it's a little boring " part.
The film returns to the house at night. Here where Blair Witch ends in the abandoned cottage Atrocious takes off into very scary realms.
I loved the irony at the end
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Underrated June 18, 2012
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To start with, the first half of this film is very slow. You will wonder what is happening, and what is the point of all of this. In fact, it is truly like watching someone's home videos from 1995 -- very amateur, very boring.

Yet, this is what makes this film succeed in the end. These are truly human characters without any of the Hollywood tricks. They are real; either you sympathize with them, or you don't. End of story. If you don't, you give this movie a one-star review and go on about your business. But if you do, the suspense will grow on you gradually, creep up on you from behind, until you find yourself checking the windows and doors to make sure they are locked.

When it comes to this kind of movie, I am no easy customer. Only Carpenter's _Halloween_ and Kubrick's _The_Shining_ have affected me. _The_Blair_Witch_Project_ (the iconic found-footage film) scared me the first time, but by the second viewing, I was hoping for the annoyingly contrived characters to be killed. Even after several viewings, _Atrocious_ has retained its intended effect. It is a well-crafted thriller that may seem tame by today's standards, but which creates an authentic atmosphere of horror and suspense unparalleled by few movies released in the past few years.

Is it perfect? No. Even though it achieves its intended effect, it really needs something to draw the attention of its audience much earlier in the film. I suspect most negative reviews are written by reviewers who only saw the first half. Do yourself a favor and watch the entire film, then let's hear what you think. You just might be pleasantly (unpleasantly?) surprised!
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10 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars lives up to its name- painful to sit through January 6, 2012
Format:DVD
Shot in a 'Blair Witch' way, this movie was one of the worst I've seen in a while. Not because of how it was shot, but due to the content.....2/3 of this movie felt like I was watching someone's boring home videos. A lot of it was just obvious filler....minute after minute of absolutley unnecessary nothing that simply killed time and didn't move the story along or was drawn out too long. There's literally 10 minutes straight of just someone running around in the dark, all you see is the camera's view with the light hitting the trees randomly and you hear someone panting. It's a looong stretch of film that's just this and this alone. This movie has a cool twist at the end, but not cool enough to make it worth the watch. This is one of those movies you start watching, realize it's boring, hang in there hoping it gets better, but it doesn't, and you struggle with yourself. Should I see it through or turn it off? Don't even bother wasting your time to get to that point! I want my 1.25 hours back! Not scary, boring, full of useless stuff to kill time to turn this into a 'movie'. SKIP IT.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Typical movie of this kind. It's not very believable!
Published 27 days ago by Jackce
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy unless u don't mind reading instead of watching..
Didn't waist my time watching it. Was in a different language with sub titles, which never stated it when I reviewed the movie...Extremely dissapointed...
Published 1 month ago by Tresa Montanye
1.0 out of 5 stars Bad Acting
No one would do the stupid things these people did in this movie. They happened to have video cameras at all times, but apparently telephones were not invented yet. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Tara S. Mcclintick
2.0 out of 5 stars Not too good sadly
The found footage genre can be quite the mixed bag. For every "Rec" we seem to get two films that end up as bad as "The Devil Inside". Read more
Published 10 months ago by Bobby
3.0 out of 5 stars Mostly getting lost
This movie was mostly the children getting lost in a "Maze" outside this family "getaway" home.
Something sinister there... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Feels too long and too boring even at 75 minutes.
We have another entry into the found footage horror genre, from the files of the Spanish police department comes this one where a family goes to a house in El Garraf surrounded by... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Jonnathan Ritland
3.0 out of 5 stars Atrocious
Slow beginning. Plot begins to unravel well into the movie. If you like twisted plots you will like this film.
Published 15 months ago by Adriana Montanez
2.0 out of 5 stars Mundanious.
Atrocious (Fernando Barreda Luna, 2010)

Completely generic shakycam feature about a family who heads off to inhabit the ancestral pile, which is surrounded by woods in... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Robert Beveridge
3.0 out of 5 stars Slow Start
As in all 'hand held footage', the movie does take awhile for it to get interesting but when it does, it works. I did enjoy the twist ending it has. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Boogie
2.0 out of 5 stars Not Enough Substance to Stand as a Feature Film
Shot in the "The Blair Witch Project"-like first-person POV style, "Atrocious" centers on the Quintanilla family of five, whose horrifying experiences at their summer house in... Read more
Published 23 months ago by Tsuyoshi
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