Director Jaume Balaguero is one half of the due responsible for the classic Spanish handheld horror (Rec), and he is also working on (Rec) 4: Apocalypse which is due for release in the not too distant future. However, he has a new horror/thriller on the way much sooner in the form of Sleep Tight, or Mientras Duermes to use its Spanish titled. Sadly the new, creep as Hell trailer does not have any subtitles yet, but I am sure you get the idea. The film is due for release in Spain shortly, and then expect to see it make its way to the UK sometime by the end of the year (hopefully). Just so you can get whats going on in the trailer, here’s the plot details:
Cesar works as a doorman in a Barcelona apartment building. Happiness eludes him and he feels the need to reaffirm his reasons for living on a daily basis. He goes about his day to day work mainly unnoticed by the residents of the building, but he pays close attention to them. He knows all the intimate details of their lives, everything about them, especially one of them. Clara is a happy-go-lucky young woman, who always looks on the positive side of things. Her cheery attitude to life makes Cesar’ skin crawl. He won’t be happy until he has wiped that smile of her face once and for all, because Cesar feeds off other people’s pain. He delights in the unhappiness and anguish of others and he loves nothing more than to plant the seed of misery and watch it grow. In Clara he has found the perfect target, and he will go to extreme lengths to make her life miserable. But Cesar is starting to get a bit too cocky, and soon his carefully thought out plans will start to unravel… Luckily for him, he has one last ace up his sleeve.
By Matt Wavish