August 17th, 2011


more trailers Atrocious


The Quintanilla family was found dead. Recorded evidence was discovered by the police. Production company acquires the confidential material and edits it into a Horror Movie.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 5.0/10 (1,021 voted)

Director: Fernando Barreda Luna

Stars: Cristian Valencia, Clara Moraleda, Chus Pereiro

In April 4th of 2010, Quintanilla family was found murdered in their country side house. Police reported the existence of 37 hours of recorded evidence. "Atrocious" shows the real images of such evidence. Quintanilla family traveled to their old farm house in Sitges, where Christian and July investigated about the Legend of the Girl in the Garraf woods. Both of them used to record all day whatever they did. On the fifth day of their arrival they were found dead under strange circumstances. ATROCIOUS shows the last five days of life for Cristian Quintanilla and his siblings. It also shows the strange situations that they lived in those moments and which remain unexplained.

Cristian Valencia - Cristian
Clara Moraleda - July
Chus Pereiro - Debora
Sergi Martin - Jose
Xavi Doz - Santiago
Jose Masegosa - Carlos
Rafael Amaya - (voice)
Silvia Arnau - Policewoman #5
Carlos Blanco - Policeman #2
Ferrán Castera Mosquera - Policeman #1
Sammy Gad - David
Carlos Gaya - Policeman #6
Rebecca Gil - Policewoman #3
Luis Lorenzo - Policeman #9
Hector Perez - Policeman #8

Taglines: A Local Legend Becomes a Terrifying Reality


Official Website: Official site | Official site |

Release Date: 17 August 2011

Filming Locations: Cunit, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain

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User Review

Nauseous for all the wrong reasons

Rating: 6/10

The film has a very promising premise for any horror fan - a story with paranormal elements, a small cast and filmed with a hand-held camera (think of the suspense!). This immediately sets the expectations high - I was expecting a Spanish Blair Witch Project or perhaps a successful spin-off of Rec.

In reality, the friends I went to the movies with got nauseous because of the constant shaking of the camera and I did not flinch once. It must be said, though, that Atrocious does a good job of misleading the viewer - something I rather enjoyed, but some others might find disappointing.

The biggest flaw, however, was that the movie got lost in itself. The producers were clearly so caught up with the whole amateur-footage-spooky-places-run-and-scream theme that it engulfed the whole movie, making everything else that happened inbetween seem like one long filler. And then combined with the completely unexpected ending, Atrocious might just leave you feeling a little indifferent about the whole thing - and nauseous, if you're like one of my friends.

Overall, it's a decent little horror flick, but nothing that would keep you up at night.