thinking man's horror/thriller
a lot of bad reviews on here for what is a well-directed suspensefulold fashioned horror- thriller. Maybe, people needed a commentary toexplain to them what was going on and even though the ending was alittle ambiguous, I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. Gary Oldmancontinues to surprise and amaze me, this was actually the first time Ihad heard him in his native tongue since "nil by mouth" as he is alwaysdoing a range of accents but then he broke out in perfect Spanish,another string to his bow. As many have already said, this is a crossbetween deliverance and the hills have eyes in the basque country. Itsa story about backward locals, years of possible inbreeding and ancientcultural traditions that foreigners from more civilized parts don'tcomprehend and regrettably decide to take the matter into their ownhands. My one gripe is the fate of gary oldman, he was the dominantcharacter in the movie, so its crucial to know if he did die or not,while its assumed he did, if so, the way he surrendered was completelyout of character to what we had seen in the previous hour. This aside,All the native actors were superb and the taut direction kept thesuspense going, there was no need for any Hollywood effects or an OTTmusic score, the backdrop and the incessant rainfall did the job,sometimes the best way of doing things are the simplest.