While here in the UK we still wait, very impatiently I might add, for Adrian Garcia Bogliano’s stunning looking horror, Cold Sweat to get a release, the director has already finished his next film. Penumbra see’s Adrian team up with Ramiro Garcia Bogliano, and the pair both wrote and directed the film which looks to take viewers right over the edge.
Penumbra has won some terrific praise after doing the festival rounds, and it is all set to debut in the US thanks to IFC Midnight. On 20th April the brutal and shocking looking film will hit selected US theatres, and also arrive on VOD on platforms including iTunes, SundanceNOW, Amazon Streaming and XBOX Zune.
The film stars Cristina Brondo, Camila Bordonaba and Berta Muniz, and the film is based in an apartment block in Buenos Aires, Argentina. While here in the UK we wait for the films release, here at HCF we can share with you the quite brilliant and very effective US trailer. Be warned though, some scenes may be a little unsettling and the trailer is definitely NSFW.
Combining stylistic elements of classic Polanski with a contemporary vision that rivals anyone working in horror today, the Bogliano brothers’ ‘Penumbra’ is a superbly realized South American horror slow-burner. Marga is a highly motivated, arrogant and successful businesswoman on assignment in Buenos Aires — a city she hates and whose people she loathes. While in the Argentina capital on a day the whole population is waiting to view a rare solar eclipse she must also find a new tenant for her family’s decrepit apartment. Rapidly losing her patience waiting for one applicant she runs into the mysterious Jorge lurking outside the front door of the place who informs her that he has a client willing to pay four times what she is asking in rent. There’s one catch — the paperwork must be signed immediately. As greedy Marga waits to complete the transaction several of Jorge’s associates suspiciously appear at the apartment ready to strip the wallpaper. And what’s behind the décor signals a startling fate worse than death – or should that be life!
By Matt Wavish