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A decent chiller
on 23 December 2014
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.