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I love European horror. There is a completely different mood and feel compared to American horror films, which at this point basically consist of the same few movies made over and over again. Watching unknown actors, I had no predilections as to where the story would take their characters. The story begins with the horrible mutilation and murder of a little girl, likely the work of some cult or other. Then, several years later, the child's mother Claudia (and I must say Emma Vilarasau gives a wonderfully distraught performance as the traumatized mother) receives a phone call from her daughter, begging her to come get her. She goes alone to the location, braves the absolute creepiness of the place, and finds enough evidence to make her think her daughter may actually still be alive.Read more ›
I gave this movie 5 stars because as well as being a terrifically produced movie, I think it touches on a more extreme side of true horror than almost any other movie I've seen. First let me say that I do not consider most slasher/revenge type movies as horror. In the end, they are almost cartoonish, albeit with a lot of blood and guts. A more accurate term in my mind might be 'terror films', because the director seems to be trying to terrorize the audience. Or frighten them by having somebody in a monster mask jump out and say 'boo!' There is nothing wrong with that, I can enjoy some of those movies too, but be forewarned, 'The Nameless' is nothing like that.
The story itself is simple. A mother and father apparently lose their daughter - killed in a horrific manner, possibly by cultists. The plot picks up five years later. The parents have split up, and the mother is still processing the loss of her daughter. She functions, but the weight of her murdered child is with her at all times. Until she gets a phone call, purportedly from her daughter, who tells her that she wasn't murdered, but kidnapped and abused by the cult.
The rest of the movie follows the mother, the detective who is assisting her, and a journalist who works for a supernatural/paranormal magazine. All of this is well done, and the tension continues to mount through the storytelling ability of the director. But it is the end where the entire movie gets its payoff.Read more ›
Putting that aside, the film's native language is Spanish and much of the character's personalities and torment, (however their own doing it may be) are lost in the English overdubbing.
A girl is missing. Her parents are distraught when one morning they awake to a call that their daughter might be found. But it is not good news. The events are unexplained, and we only see the pain and the grief. Five years later, in a truly miserable state, we see the mother answer the phone. The caller says it is her daughter, and she is alive, but she needs her mother to save her. Who is this girl? What transpired five years ago? And how far is she willing to go to know the truth? All these questions are answered in a suspenseful plot. The twists and turns are appropriate and make sense. The story behind it all is innovative and engaging (as well as a bit confusing). I gripped my seat for the last 30 minutes, and the ending was perfect for the film.
I truly enjoyed this film. It is mysterious and suspenseful. The story is interesting. The acting was accomplished and believable. Visually stunning with a score that highlighted the tension and emotion of every scene only makes me wonder why more people do not consider this a near-perfect horror film. Highly recommended.
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Great product - fast shipping :) I loved the ending, but will not tell it - gave me nightmares after I watched it - which is actually what I like most!!!Published 17 months ago by Library Lady
I have watched this twice. The second time I watched it with a friend. Neither of us understood the plot. What was going on? It was rather confusing. Read morePublished on June 4, 2013 by John Jameson-davis
This film is a incredible study of a missing child. It is unsettling and in the first few minutes you see how dark this film will play out. Read morePublished on May 14, 2013 by Michael D. Bates
The two stars are not for the film, a super creepy Spanish horror flick that was likely influenced aesthetically by Seven and is one of the only movies adapted from the works of... Read morePublished on March 31, 2013 by Joseph H Smart
After seeing this director's previous misfire, DARKNESS, I had little hope for THE NAMELESS being any better. Fortunately, I was wrong! Read morePublished on November 16, 2012 by Bindy Sue Frønkünschtein
<strong>Los Sin Nombre</strong> (Jaume Balaguero, 1999)
Despite not knowing whether Balaguero is going to bring his A (<em>[REC]</em>) or F... Read more
This is a great movie.
It will scare you.
It has a excellent story
It has good special effects,
BUT, this budget label version from EchoBridge Entertainment is... Read more
This is a kind of film where you are given so much in the beginning you start thinking it can't be a bad movie. But as it often happens the ending ruins it all. Read morePublished on June 28, 2006 by Anton Ilinski
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