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Saturday, 15 October 2016


aka Kidnapped

It's made very apparent by the opening shot, that Spanish director Miguel Ángel Vivas has no intention of giving you the warm 'n fuzzies with his realistically brutal home invasion horror Secuestrados.
The first night in their fancy new home, a family is terrorized by  trio of foreign speaking masked men who mean business through extreme violence.  
It's meticulously shot in 12 long takes, making for a rather intense viewing that feels like it never lets up and resulting in a very disturbing and exhausting watch.  It's a pretty horrific watch that is hard to brush off and I suppose that's what the horror genre should do to certain extent.  A masterfully crafted film that I'm in no hurry to see again.  

3½ plastic bags on the head out of 5

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