films seen
7
average score
3.35*
nationality
Cuba - 53 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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Rare treats

The Blair Witch Project

by Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sanchez
1999 / 86m - USA
Horror
The Blair Witch Project poster

The past 7 to 8 years the horror scene has been swamped with found footage films.

The good stuff

Seventh Moon

by Eduardo Sanchez
2008 / 90m - USA
Horror
4.0*/5.0*
Seventh Moon poster

It's a shame that Sanchez couldn't get the camera work right, otherwise Seventh Moon could've been a contender of films like [Rec] and Blair Witch.

Solid pieces

Portals

by Gregg Hale, Liam O'Donnell, Eduardo Sanchez, Timo Tjahjanto
2019 / 85m - USA
Sci-fi, Horror
3.5*/5.0*
Portals poster

A fun mix of sci-fi and horror that blends the boundaries between feature film and anthology. The film plays like a mini-Cloverfield, following a few different angles surrounding the same event. The film is tense, the horror is pretty decent and the mystery is upheld until the very end. Some very find genre film making.

V/H/S/2

by Simon Barrett, Jason Eisener, Gareth Evans, Gregg Hale, Eduardo Sanchez, Timo Tjahjanto, Adam Wingard
2013 / 96m - USA
Horror, Thriller
3.5*/5.0*
V/H/S/2 poster

After the cult success of the first V/H/S film and the positive feedback on The ABC's of Death, the news that a follow-up anthology would be made was hardly a surprise. To be honest though, I didn't like the first V/H/S anthology all that much. Few of the short managed to entertain and the "group of friends making a horror flick" atmosphere that drove the first film was rather unpleasant. I'm glad to say they turned things around in their second attempt.

Wingard kicks off and sadly he delivers the least interesting of the four shorts. Wingard is great when he focuses on audiovisual storytelling, but I just don't like him in front of the camera. He's a pretty awful actor, which gives the shorts he stars in a rather amateurish finish. It's a real shame because this hi-tech variation on Gin Gwai could've been fun, now it's just a nice idea that never becomes scary or horrific.

Luckily Eduardo Sánchez (Blair Witch Project) and Gregg Hale follow up with a remarkably fun first-person zombie short. Far from serious and pleasantly gory, a lone cyclist (sporting a headcam) is overtaken by zombies and joins the herd to barge in on a birthday party in the middle of the woods. Sánchze and Hale keep the fun factor high, never taking their short too serious but providing a good balance between blood and laughs.

Highlight of the anthology is Gareth Evans' (The Raid) and Timo Tjahjanto's (Macabre) entry. An eerie trip into the world of a perverted cult goes horribly wrong. What starts as an unsettling documentary following an Indonesian cult leader ends up in bloody and fucked up mayhem. The short is eerie, nasty, gory and in your face. A very nice surprise indeed.

Eisener ends the anthology in style. He draws the audience in quickly with a few pranks and laughs, then hits fast and hard with some prime quality chaos. His short is loud and direct, but works exactly because of that. Pretty freaky and intense stuff.

The wrap-around story was of pretty poor quality and Wingard's short should've been a lot better, but this sequel is a serious step forward for the V/H/S crew. The internationalization of the directors benefited the project a lot, resulting in one amusing, one freaky and one outlandish short. Not bad at all.

Lovely Molly

by Eduardo Sanchez
2011 / 99m - USA
Horror
3.5*/5.0*
Lovely Molly poster

The inoffensive

Exists

by Eduardo Sanchez
2014 / 81m - USA
Horror
3.0*/5.0*
Exists poster

Plain forgettable

Altered

by Eduardo Sanchez
2006 / 88m - USA
Sci-fi, Horror
1.5*/5.0*
Altered poster