Sunday, December 21, 2014

Breaking Into Your New Home

I'm proud to say that I'm still in a movie watching mood. I'm actually finding myself getting behind because there are a few movies I'm wanting to get through. Some I have in mind for here, and others for my other blog. There are also a few movies I want to watch that I want be reviewing, mostly because they have nothing to do with horror. I watched two yesterday, including today's review for Spiderhole (2010). The other was for Cabin Fever: Patient Zero, which I reviewed yesterday for my other blog. I was in the mood to watch another movie, and since there will be football to watch today, I figured I would get my next instant watch film in.

Molly (Emma Griffiths Malin) is an art student without a home. She hangs with her friends Zoe (Amy Noble), Toby (George Maguire) and Luke (Reuben-Henry Biggs), who are also all homeless. Their plan is to find a house that is no longer being used, and entrench themselves to make it their own. They find a place and get moved in. After the exploring some and getting the water turned on, they begin to party. After getting some sleep, they go to leave in the morning, only to find the doors to be bared shut and all the windows are covered with metal from the inside. Having not explored the upstairs completely, they do so now and find a room with four chairs, but no way out. Then someone gases them and takes one of them. What is going on in this house?

Spiderhole comes from Ireland and was filmed on location in London. The name comes from the military. A spider hole is like a foxhole, but provides concealment. There was a hole in the wall in the film where the bad guy could be found at times, so I'm guessing that is where the name of the film comes from. It sure didn't have anything to do with spiders, sadly enough. Writer and director Daniel Simpson gives us a simple story with a small cast. The bad guy is played by John E. Regan. Besides the five cast members, there is a couple of other people with speaking lines towards the start of the film. That is it though. Even though Spiderhole is only just over the 80 minute mark, Simpson takes his time telling his story. I watched this somewhat late last night, for me anyway, and I almost went to sleep on it at one point. It wasn't because the story wasn't interesting, just a bit slow. I liked the story, but Simpson makes a couple of mistakes with it. For one, there is a news story about a little girl who had gone missing ten years before. This shows up again, I'm pretty sure a couple of times, but it has to do with the twist. The twist shows up in the last minute of the film, so I think some people might forget the news story by then. The other problem was that the story doesn't bother to explain anything. I don't mind that, I like thinking things out for myself, but there is just nothing given to us to do that with. I have no idea why the bad guy was doing what he does, or how anything has to do with the twist at the end. All we find out about the bad guy is that he witnessed his father being killed. So...what? He just hopes homeless people will wander into the run down house so he can kill them because he saw his father killed?

There wasn't a whole lot for effects. There is a nasty cut, and we see someone get their eye removed, but that is about it really. They are done well at least. The kills happen off screen the majority of the time. It was a little frustrating just because there wasn't a lot going on anyway. The acting wasn't all that bad. Everyone in the cast does a good job with their role. Sometimes the characters could be annoying, but that had more to do with their actions than anything else. There is no nudity, but there is a sex scene to be found.

Something else that annoyed me, and a lot of others was the actions of Molly at one point. We find out that Molly is willing to kill, but when she had the bad guy where he was helpless, she just leaves him. I've said before little mistakes can eventually add up to bring me out of a film, but these weren't little mistakes to me, these were bigger. Spiderhole comes close to being an average film, but starts to fall apart in the last act when it should be pulling it all together. If this still sounds like an interesting film to you, it can still be found in instant watch for a couple more days at least (as of this writing). It isn't a bad film really, just the story could have been much better.
2 out of 5 Why couldn't it have been spiders!?!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Who's There?

While watching the last DVD I had from Netflix, a trailer for Knock Knock (2007) came on. I knew that was going to be the next film I would watch on DVD from Netflix, so I was a little surprised to see it. The trailer for Seance was on Knock Knock, so I'm assuming they were released to DVD around the same time. After seeing the trailer for this film, I was a bit worried about it. The trailer didn't really do the film any favors. I admit that I started to change my mind once the movie got going, but in the end my impression was correct.

A group of teenagers are being killed off. It is up to Detective Vega (Kim Taggart) to figure out how the deaths are related, if they are at all. Mike (Antonio Mastrantonio), a retired Detective, is doing his best to help out as well. They suspect a janitor (Sal Sirchia) who works at the school. He is a little slow, and sure knows more about what is going on than he lets on. But who is doing all the killing, and more importantly...why?

Knock Knock looks very low budget, but still managed to have a reported $1.2 million to work with. The story by writer/director Joseph Ariola isn't anything new. This didn't bother me, but the way it was told did. Think prank gone wrong and the person goes after everyone for revenge. The only real twist is that the person goes after the kids of the people who wronged him/her since it is now many years later.There was a lot of mistakes to be found in this film. Part of it had to do with the effects, which I think my forensics/crime scene training kicked in. This really made me wonder what Ariola had in mind at times. The kills are somewhat creative. The killer is very brutal, but doesn't stop at just killing the person. The killer also cuts up the person and leaves he or she where their father works. One person is hung from a shower curtain rod, which I have never met one that could support a body. Not that I have tried...honest. While the killer is working on this person from the front, all kinds of blood shows up behind the person. This is where my training kicked in mostly because I knew that would be impossible unless the killer was flipping it off his/her hands, which wasn't being shown. Even though I didn't like it, I could move on from it since it is only a movie after all.

The main reason I didn't end up enjoying Knock Knock was mostly due to the characters. We barely meet the group of teenagers before they all start getting killed off. The first kill is even done before we meet the group, which they all sort of poke fun at. Some friends. The teens are unlikable as they come across as very snobby and spoiled, at least they did to me. But maybe I'm wrong, since we never really get to know any of them anyway. I couldn't get into Detective Vega since she doesn't come across as very smart, and even hits their main suspect while questioning him. That leaves Mike, who was alright, but again...not very smart. The kills come fairly often, bodies are left at their fathers place of work, and often enough objects from their work are used or left in the body. Yet it takes our detectives nearly 50 minutes into the film to put this all together!

The effects are a mixed bag for me in this one. While some look great, others didn't fair as well. There are a lot of effects to be found, and some can be pretty gory at times. At times the effects are lost on the way the scene gets edited. The MTV style editing, as it is sometimes called. One scene that looked very good is when someone gets their leg sawed off. One that looked bad was when someone gets their arm cut off above the elbow, but the severed arm shows the cut well below the elbow. So, where did the rest of the arm go? The acting wasn't the best. I can't complain too much for this type of film, but no one stood at to me at any point. Kim Taggart was nice to look at, but she uses the same style acting for every scene. Sal Sirchia does do a decent job with his role at least.

I'm not really sure why Ariola went with the two detectives as his leads. Considering that they couldn't really figure anything out, I would have just made them the teens trying to figure things out on their own. The closest we get to knowing any of the characters is with Mike. We find out he is the grandfather of one of the teens who is in danger, though neither really know it at the time. Their relationship isn't very good for some reason. Maybe it was explained a little, but I didn't really care, Oh, one other thing, the killer looks a lot like Leatherface from around the second film in the original series. Knock Knock had its moments that were okay to me, but I didn't like the overall film. While some people did like it, there doesn't appear to be a lot that do. It isn't a complete waste of time, so if it does sounds interesting to you, give it a shot. You might just enjoy more than I did.
2 out of 5 Don't come knocking on my door

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Smile For Me

After getting four reviews done in as many days, I decided to take a bit of a break. It has been a long time since I've done four in row, but there was some other things I needed to get done at home besides doing reviews. I'm still on track for every other day on average, but with a few days off for the holidays, I want to do better than that since I will have more time for myself. Actually, I'm already above every other day if I include my reviews from the other blog. Anyway, I decided on Smiley (2012) for my at home review. It isn't actually in my collection, but I did have on my DVR, so close enough. I have one more film on my DVR that I want to review for here, then I will move back to my own DVDs.

Not long after her mom has passed away, Ashley (Caitlin Gerard) is heading back to college and making new friends. Along with her best friend Proxy (Melanie Papalia), Ashley has been visiting a web cam chat site that randomly connects you with other users. Some even meet in groups in person for parties. A rumor is going around the group about someone named Smiley has been killing people on the site. If you type a certain phrase three times, Smiley will appear behind the person and kill them. Even though there are videos of it happening, no one is really taking it seriously. Ashley and Proxy decide to try it, and it actually happens. Now Ashley believes Smiley is after her.

I try hard not to be the person that says "You didn't like a film because you just didn't get it." Of course a person could like it for all kinds of reasons, but I honestly felt that was with some people the way they talked about Smiley in their reviews/posts about it. It doesn't have a very good rating at all on IMDb, but has one closer to average on Netflix. Smiley isn't one of the greats, and does have plenty of faults, but I didn't find it near as bad as some people let on, and I didn't think the twist ending was all that hard to follow. Co-writer/director Michael J. Gallagher gives us a slightly confusing story at first. It doesn't appear that Smiley is supernatural at all, but he can still appear at random to kill people. It also seems there is a lot of people in the same town, or area at least, that uses this web cam site. For me, the big mistake was giving Smiley a supernatural feel to Ashley, as she dreams about him a lot, but having no one believe that he actually is that. Actually, the ending does manage to explain some the confusing things rather nicely, which is what I think some people don't really think through very well. I wasn't sure how well I liked the ending, as it seems way to many people are involved. Another problem I had is I felt the pacing wasn't always the best.

Another, but smaller, problem was the kills. There isn't much gore/blood with the kills. Just see Smiley stab someone and some blood goes with that, but I couldn't help but feel cheated in a way. For being a slasher film, there really wasn't much slashing going on. There was more blood flowing in some of the dreams than there was in the actual kills. Again, this is somewhat explained by the end of the film, but still didn't care for it. The biggest effect was a slit throat that was just okay looking. The acting wasn't too bad for me. Some didn't care for Caitlin Gerard in the lead role. While I didn't always care for her, she did have some really good scenes. I was also a little surprised to find Melanie Papalia in a good sized role. I just discovered her in The Den, but I think I liked her character a bit more in this film. Roger Bart plays the part of a professor at the college, and steals the scene whenever he is in it. You can also find Shane Dawson, Andrew James Allen and Liza Well.

Something I found odd had nothing to do with Smiley really, but with actress Melanie Papalia. The Den, in which she has the lead role, has a plot that is somewhat close to Smiley. They both have to do with cyber killers, but really the similarities end there. I just found it odd that Papalia would take two roles in films that are close in story. Maybe she just jumped at the chance to be the lead in The Den despite having just done a film like it. Anyway, I wasn't real taken by Smiley. Where most people write it off because of the ending, I actually thought it turned the film around just enough. It was never a bad film really, just nothing all that exciting really happens to keep things interesting. The class room scenes are fun, and it is too bad the writers didn't use those scenes in the plot in more creative ways. If my review has made you curious about Smiley, give it a try. If nothing else, hopefully it will get you thinking about the twist. By the way, there is a very quick scene right after the final credits.
3 out of 5 I did it for the lulz

Monday, December 15, 2014

Killer Ghosts In Germany

After a couple of months at the start of the year, I was sure I would set a new low for the number of posts this year. I didn't post anything for a whole month, and there was a few months I had some low post counts as well. As it turns out, I won't be setting a new low, not this year at least. I still won't get back into the 100's, but hopefully I can next year. Not sure why I have been in such a review mood lately, but I'm not going to question it too much, I'm just going with it. I'm jumping right into the next film I had in mind for instant watch, Garden Of Love (2003), known as The Haunting Of Rebecca Verlaine here in the States.

When Rebecca was a young girl, somebody killed her entire family and those living with them. Rebecca was also attacked, but managed to survive. A couple of years later she comes out of a coma, but doesn't remember anything about her life. She is adopted, and goes on with her life. Now, at the age of 21, Rebecca (Natacza Boon) is in college and is dating a professor there. It isn't long before Rebecca starts seeing her dead dad, all cut up at that, on TV screens. She is the only one that sees him though, so she wonders if she is just going crazy. She learns from her dead dad that he and the rest wants Rebecca to bring their murders to them, so they can in turn kill the murders. This will allow them to rest at long last. But how do you do that when you have no clue who the murders are?

The Haunting Of Rebecca Verlaine probably isn't the best title, but after seeing the movie, it is actually better than Garden Of Love. The title actually shows up in the film as an internet search that Rebecca does. It refers to a song that Rebecca hears, and I believe it was a song performed by her father. Even so, I thought the rename fit the film a bit better. After all, she is being somewhat haunted by her family. I'm assuming that this was a low budget film. I mostly say that because co-writer/director Olaf Ittenbach is all over the credits. He is an effects man turned director. To be honest, it shows. Garden Of Love has a lot of effects, but I will get into that later. The story was sort of interesting at first, but starts to go down hill after a while. The ghosts are pretty blood thirsty, which in a way, was kind of cool. I was confused by the end of the movie though. Not in the story, but because of the fact that the people who did the murders are there, have said they did it (a few times at that while in the house) and yet they ghosts do...nothing? It was very odd to say the least. Then there is two murder plots, that is two...or maybe just one big plan. Either way, it was over complicated and didn't make a whole lot of sense while it was being explained. Even though Garden Of Love is from Germany, it is still an English speaking film, so can't say that things were lost in translation.

The effects are a mixed bag. Ittenbach, along with another person, is credited for the effects. There was certainly a lot of them, and they could get very gory at times. Lots of stabbings, heads gets smashed or shot/exploded, limbs get pulled off and so on. Meanwhile there is lots of blood that gets thrown around for these effects. They are never really great effects, but some do look rather cool at times. There are also some that wasn't done so well, like someone's head getting pulled apart like it was nothing. Maybe ghosts have super strength? The acting is also mixed. I can't complain to much about Natacza Boon in the lead role. She pulls it off rather well I thought. There was a few scenes I thought could have been better, but as I said, I can't complain to much. I could not get into Alexandra Thom-Heinrich and Donald Stewart as the adoptive parents though. There was one scene that Stewart was pretty good in at least. You can also find Bela B., Daryl Jackson and James Matthews-Pyecka.

I guess what I found amusing about the murder plot was that damn near everyone we had met that is alive was in on it. That is part of what I meant about it being over complicated. I could be wrong, but I don't think the plot would have worked out as they planned. The ending of the film is a bit of an eye roller as well. As soon as the ending was set up, it is easy to see what will happen in the last scene. While I wanted to like Garden Of Love, it was just getting a bit to silly as far as the story goes. If other elements of the film had been better, I might have given this one a bit higher of a rating. It is still on instant watch as of this writing, so if it does sound interesting to you, that could be an easy way for you to give it a watch.
2 out of 5 Gory ghosts kill in gory ways

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Dorm Ghost Killer

I'm getting a late start on this review, so hopefully I can get it done on time tonight. After this review, I will be one review away from hitting my lowest post count for a year, so I don't see why I won't get it and pass it. I don't think I will pass last years post count, but with some time off coming up around the holidays, time will tell I suppose. Anyway, I did my review at my other blog for the week yesterday. If you would like to read my review for Red Clover, just click the link! For here, I went with my next DVD from Netflix, Seance (2006).

Lauren (Kandis Erickson) is in her dorm for the holidays. She is there with her two friends Alison (Chauntal Lewis) and Melina (Tori White). Grant (Joel Geist) and Alison's boyfriend Diego (A.J. Lamas) are also staying in their own rooms as well. Lauren claims that the dorm, which was once an apartment building before becoming dorm rooms, is haunted by a little girl. She has dreams about it, and often wakes up to find bottles on the bathroom floor along with the water on the sink running. No one really believes her though, but she finds out that Grant has also seen the girl, and has video evidence. Grant has been doing some research and has discovered that the girl's name is Cara (Bridget Shergalis), and that she was found dead. As it turns out, Cara and her mother once lived in the same room that Alison now lives in. Diego comes up with the idea to hold a seance in order to find out what Cara wants, but they end up making contact with Cara's killer instead.

I was a bit surprised by Seance to be honest. I wasn't really expecting much out of it, even though it has an average rating, more or less. Mark L. Smith is no stranger to horror films. He has written such films as Vacancy, Vacancy 2 and The Hole. He is also credited for this film as the writer, which seems to be his first for that credit. He also directed Seance, which is his only credit so far for that. The story for Seance isn't anything new really. It does have some odd moments when it comes to the ghosts though. The little girl is almost always seen with her head titled to one side, so I assumed she had her neck broken. To me, that would have made the role a bit annoying. The killer, played by Adrian Paul, can actually be touched when the lights are off. He also ends up being somewhat fried by electricity. I didn't know you could do that to a ghost though, and not sure why Smith went with that. So there are certainly some eye rolling moments in the film. Even so, I really enjoyed the characters. It took me a little while to warm up to the main character, Lauren, but she won me over eventually. You won't find like the jock, the nerd, and whatever else in this film. It is just a group of friends, with Grant being more of a loner and outside the little circle of friends. This is what made the film fun to me, that the actors really did come across as friends. While we don't get very deep into getting to know the characters history's, we do get to see how their friendship works and them having fun before things start to turn bad.

Seance doesn't have the best effects to be found, but there isn't all that many anyway. One person gets a bunch of wires and hooks in them, and another slits their throat. While the effects never look real bad, they were never great either. Even though some disagree with me, it was the acting that made the film worth sitting through for me. Erickson, White and Lewis all did a great job as coming off as best friends. I guess it reminded me a bit of when I was part of dorm life. When you can connect to a film that way, it always makes it better. Anyway, while I found the three women enjoyable to watch, and to look at, it was really A.J. Lamas that stood out to me. Being a nice looking guy certainly helped, but I also really enjoyed his acting as well as his somewhat stoner character. Adrian Paul is alright as the killer. He throws around some creepy looks, but never says all that much. Made me wonder if it would have been a better role if he had been able to say more. Jack Hunter rounds out the cast as the security guard for the dorm. His character is a bit of a perv, but it turns out to be really funny because of that.

The plot seemed a little confused on how to get rid of their unwanted ghost. They come up with a plan, get the ghost to inhabit a body and then kill it. Not sure how that is supposed to work though since a ghost is a dead person. The ending is a bit of a mixed message as well, and be sure to watch the credits for one more scene if you do give this one a chance. Seance wasn't the best movie out there by a long shot, but it was still a fun watch for me. I don't know how much I would push the film for others to watch. I guess it would depend on my knowing what type of films they like before doing so. If Seance sounds like a good film for you, give it a watch. Hopefully you will enjoy it as much as I did.
3 out of 5 Wish my dorm room was haunted

Friday, December 12, 2014

Those Damn Bats

Just one more week at work and I will be off until the new year. Hopefully anyway. I will be on call, but will be the last person to be called in, which means I will probably still be called in a lot. Maybe I'm wrong though, it has happened before. I'm ready to get away from work for a bit though. Anyway, I haven't been doing too bad so far this month with reviews. I've averaged a review every other day so far. For today I decided to watch The Roost (2005), a movie I had recorded off a movie a channel, and one I have been wanting to watch for a good long while.

Driving to a wedding late at night, friends Trevor (Karl Jacob), Brian (Sean Reid), Allison (Vanessa Horneff) and her brother Elliot (Wil Horneff) have a small accident when a bat hits their windshield. No one is hurt, but their car gets stuck in the ditch and they can't seem to get it out. They decide to walk and find a farm house, but no one appears to be home. Elliot and Trevor decide to walk further on to see if they can find another house. Eventually they encounter Officer Mitchell (John Speredakos), who takes them back to their friends. What they don't know is that some bats have set up shop in the barn nearby the farm house, and they can turn people into zombies.

The Roost is writer/director Ti West's first feature film. I have watched most of his other films, but never got around to watching this one for whatever reason. I wanted to watch it, and it was getting somewhat close to being sent to my house. I happened to notice that it was playing on one of the movie channels I get, except it wasn't being shown very often. I was able to get it recorded though at last. I had one other film in front of this one on my DVR, but I was really in the mood to watch The Roost instead. I generally heard good things about it from fellow horror fans, but...well...I was a bit disappointed by it.

Having read what the movie was about before watching it, I was confused at first by how it opens. I thought I had recorded the wrong film because instead of four friends, I got a horror host. Turns out that The Roost is something like a film within a film type thing. The host, played by Tom Noonan, introduces what film we will be watching and all of that good stuff. It was an interesting way to present the film and sets it apart some by doing so. It was easy to see why Ti West has gone on to direct more films based off this one. The Roost had a very retro feel to it, even though it is set in the modern day, for when it was filmed at least. I liked the panning shots, that really didn't show anything useful, but I found them interesting because of that. I also found lingering shots, and then a door would open and the character would run through the door without us seeing who was at the door. It was strange in a way. These same lingering shots could also be a bit boring though. The biggest problem with The Roost is the story. It would have been a better story if it wasn't stretched out into a feature length film. It wasn't a bad story really. I just found myself wanting to do other things while watching the movie. It did feel like the movie was over fairly quick, but maybe that is because I would zone out a bit at times.

The effects aren't too bad at least. The zombies are a little gory, as we see what the bats had done to a person, and the zombies were going around biting others. These were well done. The acting also wasn't too bad, when there was any acting going on. No one really stood out to me, but it did make me want to see what else Vanessa Horneff was in. Turns out this is the only film she has been in so far.

Even though I didn't like The Roost completely, I still liked it well enough. I don't think there are many stories that can be used for bats in horror films, but I still wish more horror films had bats in them. They are under used, however, that could be a good thing. Maybe since I was more impressed with his later works, that made me had high expectations for The Roost. This film may not have been a great start for Ti West, but it was good enough to give him more work. I wouldn't have anyone run out to find this one, but if you were curious about it like I was, it is still worth a watch. Good thing this is a Friday night, I could stay up later to finish this review. Don't think I would have otherwise!
3 out of 5 Bats can suck my blood anytime

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

What's My Name?

I had a pretty good weekend. Watched a couple of movies, got some reviews in, and had fun with a friend of mine. It was also nice to get away from work, but it wasn't long enough. Weekends never are it seems. Because I got home late from the movie Sunday night, I wasn't really able to work on the review. I did manage to get it done Monday though, so if you want to read about The Pyramid, feel free to do so. Getting back to my reviews for here, I decided to watch the next film in my DVD queue that is also an instant watch. I think I will work through those to shorten up that queue a little bit. This ended up being a movie called The Nameless (1999).

A six year old girl has been found dead. All ways to identify her has been hampered by whoever killed her. A bracelet with a name, and the fact that one leg is shorter than the other, leads Massera (Karra Elejalde) to believe it is a missing girl from a case he has been working on. He calls in the parents, who confirm that the bracelet is their daughter's. Five years later, Claudia (Emma Vilarasau) is no longer with her husband. She has yet to completely move on from losing her daughter. She still watches home made movies and has trouble sleeping. One bad night of watching the movies and crying a lot, she gets a phone call the next morning from someone claiming to be her daughter. She says that they wanted Claudia to believe that she was dead and tells Claudia where to find her. Claudia goes to the place but doesn't find her daughter, but she does find some clues that makes her begin to believe that her daughter isn't actually dead like she thought. She calls Massera for help. Messera is no longer working for the police, but is still willing to help Claudia. They start to discover a cult and something called the nameless, but how does it all relate to Claudia and her daughter?

The Nameless wasn't a movie I have heard much about or knew much about before I went into it. Although I've heard of writer/director Jaume Balagueró thanks to such movies as [Rec], [Rec] 2, and Fragile. This one is actually before all those, so maybe that is why I added it to my queue way back when. I'm glad I got around to watching this one, as I would have really kicked myself if I had never watched it. This isn't a movie for everyone, but I loved it. The reason I say it isn't for everyone is mostly because of the pace. It is a slow burn, and I know plenty that don't like that. Because of that, the ending does feel slightly rushed, but it is also a bit shocking as well. The story keeps us in the dark for the most part. It drops hints as to what is going on, but we don't know the full truth until the final minutes. In a way, the story reminded me of Martyrs. There is a lot of talk about how pain can bring one to a higher consciousness. The stories are told in a completely different way, but they had that in common. There was some minor things that I didn't like about the story, some of the characters were making some stupid choices towards the end. I was willing to overlook that though because the story really kept me into it. I only checked to see how much time was left once, and that was only because I had a need to use the bathroom, so wanted to see if I could wait it out or not. It made me think a lot about where the story was going and what was happening. In truth, The Nameless is not much of a horror movie, thought it has its moments. Instead, it is the close cousin, the thriller.

I was starting to think that there wasn't much for effects in this film. The opening of the film was a bit gory, seeing what was done to a six year old girl. From there, there is nothing for a long time. While the film never gets real gory, we do see someone with a slit throat and someone else getting cut up pretty badly. The effects are done well, even if there isn't much there. The acting was also well done. Emma Vilarasau can be a bit over-the-top at times with her acting, but I'm pretty sure that was on purpose. Going through what her character is supposed to be going through (losing her only daughter and then being told she may not be dead after all) would really get to anyone. Karra Elejalde was great in his role, and had some of the better scenes. Tristán Ulloa also has a good sized role to be found in the film.

The Nameless is a movie from Spain. On instant watch the film has English subtitles. Apparently it depends on which DVD you watch and/or if you choose dubbing over subtitles as to what the last line in the movie says. In my version it says "I will call you." This is apparently what it is supposed to be translated to. However, some have reported that the last line says "I will become a saint." Depending on which line it is, it can change what you think happened in the story. Well...not so much that as what you think the motive behind everything is. If The Nameless sounds like an interesting movie to you, then you really do need to check it out. It surprised me a lot in how much I ended up loving this film. If you don't like slow paced film, or ones that don't spell everything out, then this is probably one you will want to skip. The last line didn't make a lot of sense to me at first, but once it clicked, it was haunting.
4 out of 5 Never conceive in a motel room