Horror In Your House: January 17th, 2012 A couple indie horror flicks have made their way to release this week and, well, that’s about it. Both films have a decidedly South of the border flavor to them (One out of Argentina, the other takes place around the US/Mexico border).
COLD SWEAT (Sudor Frio) – Dark Sky Films
When Roman’s girlfriend disappears, he expects to find her in the arms of another man. And find her he does but there is no lover on the scene, only a pair of crazy old men keeping her locked away in the basement of their crumbling mansion. Armed with wild-eyed political ideals and case after case of decades-old and highly unstable dynamite, the villainous duo are conducting illicit experiments on a string of young women lured to their home via the internet. If Roman cannot free his young love, she is likely to end up in pieces, thanks in part to a generous slathering of nitro-glycerine.
MICAH SAYS: Can’t say anything about the movie as I haven’t seen it yet, but the poster was one of my favorites of last year (Google: “Sudor Frio Poster”. It’s the one with the red gas mask). The film has, however, been generating positive buzz ever since screening at SXSW in 2011.
UNDOCUMENTED – IFC Independent
There are estimates that over a million people attempt to cross illegally from Mexico to the United States every year – some succeed, some don’t. Aspiring director Travis (Scott Mechlowicz, Peaceful Warrior, Euro Trip) and his crew make the journey themselves in order to chronicle the phenomenon of undocumented immigration, but after crossing the border seemingly unnoticed they encounter a band of violent right-wing radicals determined to carry out the sort of ‘justice’ that the legal system cannot.
MICAH SAYS: One of my favorite films of last year. It barely missed out on being in my Top Ten. No matter what side of the fence you’re on there’s plenty to enjoy here. And speaking of posters, this one has a funny tongue in cheek knockoff of the Facebook movie AND a bad ass Uncle Sam poster as well. PICK OF THE WEEK.