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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Penumbra DVD Review

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Penumbra DVD Review

Synopsis: Marga is a highly motivated, arrogant and successful businesswoman from Spain on assignment in Buenos Aires, a city she hates and whose people she loathes. While in the Argentine capital on a day the whole population is waiting to view a rare solar eclipse, she must also find a new tenant for her family's decrepit apartment. Rapidly losing her patience, she comes upon the mysterious Jorge lurking outside the front door, who informs her that he has a client willing to pay four times what she is asking in rent. There's just one catch - the paperwork must be signed immediately. As Marga waits to complete the transaction, several of Jorge's associates suspiciously appear at the apartment, and before long Marga discovers that their plan for the building and for her may mean a startling fate worse than death. Easily sitting beside Rosemary's Baby, The Wicker Man, and The House of Devil, PENUMBRA is a superbly realized horror entry from Argentine genre talent Adrian Garcia Bogliano (Cold Sweat).

Review: Penumbra is a new horror movie offering from cult director Adrian Garcia Bogliano.  This film bares a lot of resemblance in tone to his previous film Cold Sweat, which we absolutely loved.  Bogliano is most definately becoming one of our favorite foreign horror masters.  The plot isn't terribly unique in nature, but the build up to the big reveal is well worth the wait.  This one is intense and absolutely thrilling.

Interest Range: IFC, Indie, Thriller