‘Terrified’ Review: Meet the Argentinian Horror Film That Will Make You Sleep With the Lights On [Fantastic Fest]
Posted on Thursday, October 4th, 2018 by Marisa Mirabal
“Is there anything we can do?” His words tremble as officer Funes stands bleeding, quickly losing his grasp on reality in front of a paranormal investigator. As quickly as the word “no” escapes her lips, a monstrous hand violently reaches out from the wall and breaks her neck.
It’s this kind of hopelessness, fear, and quick shock value that drives director Demián Rugna’s film, Terrified, full-throttle with its viciousness. Utilizing a group narrative structure that translates as an urban legend filled with multiple supernatural encounters, Terrified is an astute addition to the horror genre that strategically plays with tropes like a seasoned puppet master.