Sunday, November 3, 2013

Dead Line (2007)

Original title: Interferencia (Interference)

Director: Sergio Esquenazi

Writer: Sergio Esquenazi

Composer: Pablo Monlezun

Starring: Andres Bagg, Virginia Lustig, Oliver Kilker, Chris Longo, Alejandra Papola, Martin capuccio, George Rodard, Julio Luparello

More info: IMDb

Tagline: The screams you will hear are real.

Plot: Alone and desolate, Martin Sanders is a recluse whose only form of entertainment comes from eavesdropping on the conversations of strangers. Slowly it becomes clear that he is not simply overhearing the passions of innocents but the trappings of a serial killer, one who lives in his building and knows Martin has been listening.  now Martin has to find the identity of the killer before he finds his next victim.

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My rating: 5/10

Will I watch it again? No.

So-so no-to-low budget psychological horror with some fine acting and some not so much.  Someone online said this costs $3,000 and was shot in 8 days.  I can believe it.  The production values could stand some improvement and it drags in the middle but it's got a solid ending and an OUTSTANDING score by Pablo Monlezun who appears to have only one more composer credit for a film and hasn't done anything since this.  That's a damn shame.  I'm really impressed.  Until it was over and I started looking for information about this picture I assumed the music might have come from a stock library with some really nice tracks that are much better than the film they serve.  Considering the budget and time constraints this isn't all that bad and the score elevates it even further. 

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