The story of a seriel killer who claimed he was a werewolf.
Nov 15, 2009
Manuel Romasanta (Julian Sands) is a traveling salesman who's a nice family guy and writes letter for his fellow illiterate village folk. A pack of wild dogs are wolves have been causing havoc in the area frightening many people. When a local wolf hunt fails to stop the brutal killings, all signs point to a person the locals trust the most, Romasanta. Is he the bloody fiend responsible for these murders or is something else? Co-staring Maru Valdivelso, Elsa Pataky and Ivana Baquero. The film was directed by Paco Plaza and co-produced by American filmmaker/Producer Brian Yuzna.
A creepy film that's more of a police procedure/court room drama than a real horror film. The special effects were good and the brilliant direction from Paco Plaza keeps the movie moving at a nice pace. Spanish horror films are finally becoming noticed here in the 'states. These aren't your fathers boring period pieces or trashy cheaply made schlock (Paul Naschy mundane werewolf/mummy/Dracula films and Jess Franco's snooze fests). Paco Plaza and Jaume Balaguero are the new faces of horror filmmaking and they have made some underrated and masterfully horror films. I have to recommend this film for those who like to watch in depth and intelligent "terror" flicks.
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