- May 14
- UK DVD cover art for Columbian horror film THE SQUAD
- Posted by Deljhp - 14/05/12 at 10:16 AM
Every once in a good while a South American country; ups and throws something bloody good into the international horror pot and this time around Colombia’s in the frame as Jaime Osorio Marquez's Military horror (‘El paramo’) The Squad is heading for a UK DVD bow. Part psychological thriller, part full-blown horror film, The Squad builds tension before delivering a final revelation that will “send faint-hearted viewers running screaming to the hills.” We’d gladly take that challenge...and for any others in the UK wanting to give it a go, June 18 is the date to look out for.
Synopsis: When all communication with a remote military base situated in an area of intense guerrilla activity is lost, a unit of Colombian soldiers is sent on a mission to regain contact with their brothers-in-arms. Fearing the base has been taken over by enemy forces, they arrive to find the place seemingly devoid of life. Once power is restored to the outpost, the full horror of the situation is revealed – the place is littered with corpses, the walls daubed with blood and what appear to be magical symbols intended to ward off evil. Amidst the carnage the soldiers discover a woman buried alive behind one of the walls. The dead captain’s log reveals she had been captured in the area several days earlier and was being held on suspicion of being a guerrilla informant. Further interrogation of the woman reveals little, but soon leads to tensions amongst the men who are struggling to come to terms with the mysterious slaughter of their comrades. Confused and isolated, the soldiers find themselves gripped by inexplicable feelings of fear, mistrust and paranoia that leads them to question the nature and identity of their enemy.
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