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Atrocious - Preview


Preview by Jack Foley

RANKING alongside REC and Paranormal Activity as one of the most impressive and chillingly effective entries in the “found footage” horror genre, writer-director Fernando Barredo Luna’s remarkable debut feature Atrocious has already attracted critical acclaim hailing it as “brilliant… absolutely terrifying” (David Hayles, The Times Review).

In the spring of 2010, the Quintanilla family travelled to their old rural family farmhouse near Sitges, Spain for a quiet break together during the Easter holiday.

To pass the time and to amuse themselves, teenage siblings Christian and July set about investigating a local urban legend, that of The Girl Of Garraf Woods, relating to a series of hauntings and ghostly goings-on in a wooded labyrinth in a gated property near to their house. The pair decided to document their day-to-day adventures and their findings on video with the intention of posting the footage online at a later date.

Five days later, on April 4, 2010, the bodies of the Quintanilla family were found in the farmhouse, the members having died in extremely mysterious circumstances. In the aftermath, the police identified and reported the existence of 37 hours of recorded material relating to the events leading up to the grisly discovery.

Atrocious finally reveals the shocking authentic footage of what really took place during those tragic five days.

Definitely a film to be enjoyed in the dark and with the volume cranked up, Atrocious “expertly mounts the tension until a totally unexpected and disturbing climax” (Alan Jones, Film4 FrightFest) which is guaranteed to leave viewers reeling long after the credits have rolled.

Atrocious (cert. 15) is released by Revolver Entertainment and will open at selected UK cinemas on September 16, 2011 prior to its DVD release on September 19, 2011. DVD extras include a “Making of” feature.

Atrocious will be available online (iTunes, PlayStation, FilmFlex, LOVEFiLM, BlinkBox and Sky VOD) from October 3, 2011.

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