Director: Jaume Balguero, Paco Plaza
“While most cinematic genres are languishing, the horror movie is alive and well and holidaying in the Spanish sun.” - Guardian
The shaky camera trend of horror that began with The Blair Witch Project and continued through to the likes of Diary of the Dead (also showing in this year's program) adds volumes to the one-location claustrophobia of this Spanish ‘frightmare' courtesy of Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza.
Seen through (the unseen) cameraman's lens, we follow an ambitious reporter making a reality TV show who shadows some firemen called to an emergency at an apartment block. There to greet them is more than an elderly woman trapped in an apartment - the block has been infected with a flesh-eating disease that has turned its residents into ravenous zombies.