Masterpiece. The best Argentine horror film in history."
Argentinean/Spanish title VISITANTE DE INVIERNO [Winter Visitor]
director: Sergio Esquinazo
Santiago Pedrero · Sandra Ballesteros · Diego Alonso · Ana Guerdo ·
Laymon was one of the great contemporary Horror authors (1947-2001).
In his novels, he would often mix the main plot with extraneous - equally
horrific - terrors [ie, in Quake, the shocking
devastation of a massive California Earthquake is a backdrop for the
mania of a serial rapist/killer]. Director Sergio Esqinazo delivers
a conceptually similar horror project here. The main character, 22 year
old Ariel, moves with his sister and recently divorced mom to the small
seaside village Villa Mar after his 'psychiatric episode' (and attempted
suicide) in Buenos Aires. Ariel spends much of his day, quietly, spying
on the neighborhood with a telescope. One day, he notices that young
boys are being taken to an old house nearby. He even watches as one
child attempts to escape but is dragged back inside. Is this happening
for real? or is it only a figment of his damaged mind? Ariel decides
to investigate and go inside the house where he discovers grisly 'evidence'
of murder and cannibalism. But, due to his medication and previous bouts
with reality, nobody will believe him. Nobody, except his new girlfriend
Marisa. And she agrees to help him collect evidence. Meanwhile, four
young village thugs - one of whom has the hots for Marisa - decide to
make life a living hell for newcomer Ariel and the 'village whore.'
is the debut film for director Sergio Esquinazo, but he has aligned
himself with a most impressive group of cinema veterans, many from other
recent remarkable Argentinean horror productions including WHITE
and the truly exceptional MASSACRE
Argentina film, Spanish with optional ON/OFF English subtitles; fullscreen
uncut version at 96 minutes, encoded for ALL REGIONS NTSC,
playable on any American machine; Extras include theatrical trailer.
For Adult Audiences