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With the tension ratcheted up to uncomfortable, nail-biting levels right from the very first frame, Lorenzo Bianchini's ACROSS THE RIVER is an atmospheric, supernatural nightmare that is guaranteed to creep out even the most jaded horror fan. When wildlife researcher Marco Contrada is working in a remote woods, his studies lead him to an abandoned village deep in the Italian countryside, where he becomes trapped due to flooding. His presence in the village unleashes a horrifying evil. This ancient curse would like nothing better than Marco's guts lying in a pool of blood at his feetā¦ but only once itās had its terrifying funā¦.

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  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 25 minutes
Genres Horror
Studio Monster Pictures/Fusion
Rental release 14 July 2014
Main languages English

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. E. A. Molloy on 22 Oct 2014
Format: DVD
I really enjoyed this film. There's hardly any dialogue, so it's a very quiet, rather slow film, but the tension ratchets up very nicely as the story moves along.
If you want blood, guts 'n' gore, there is very little on show here, rather we are watching a man searching for something, which seems to be watching and waiting. No spoon feeding here, you have to work this out on your own.
Beautifully shot, and a real joy to behold.
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Format: DVD
This is a reasonably effective Italian chiller, it's not exactly full of thrills and spills but has an unsettling mood and atmosphere which works well enough.

The plot finds Marco, a wildlife census operator, completing some research in wooded lands near the Italian/Slovenian border. Good things never happen to lone protagonists when they go for a wander in the woods and this is no different - he quickly becomes stranded by some particularly bad weather and holes up in an abandoned village. It takes no time at all before things start to go bump in the night.

To be fair, it's more of a slow burn mood piece than loud shock treatment, at least until the latter stages anyway when things get a little nasty. For those reasons it may not be to everybody's taste but as I said at the top, I thought it was decent enough and creepy enough to be worth a watch (without being the best or most memorable of horror flicks).

If you're averse to subtitles it won't be a great problem with this one as the dialogue is minimal. That's probably for the best anyway as the subtitles that are used are sometimes difficult to read and seem to struggle with spelling at times.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By mike potter on 6 Oct 2014
Format: DVD
Yes, this movie is not filled with musical ghosts skittering shadowlike across the door in the background, but ,it has a slow ,credible build-up of tension.One or two scenes might have been in need of editing, but it held my attention and was better than a lot
of cliche-ridden ,big budget features.Not everything was explained, but sometimes it's good to use your imagination.
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