Kilómetro 31 (Km 31) (2006)
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Mexican folklore melds with J-horror elements and the brooding atmospherics of Spanish horror specialist Jaume Balaguero in director Rigoberto Castaneda's loose adaptation of the La Llorona legend - a frightening tale that has been passed down from parent to child for generations. Agata and Catalina Hameran are twin siblings whose already powerful bond was infinitely intensified when their mother suffered an unusually traumatic death. It was on that day that the sisters discovered they have the power to communicate telepathically, regardless of the physical distance between them. One night, when Agata is badly injured in an accident on the 31st kilometer of a dark road that runs alongside the forests of Mexico City, Catalina experiences an overwhelming wave of dread. While Agata was rendered comatose in the accident, Catalina continues to hear her sister cry out in agony from some alternate plane of reality and realizes that something is horribly wrong. Compelled to explore the history of this lonely stretch of road after a series of bizarre supernatural occurrences, Catalina soon finds out that Agata wasn't the first person to suffer tragedy at the 31st kilometer marker, and vows to uncover the connecting factor between this strange series of seemingly unrelated accidents. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi … More
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Critic Reviews for Kilómetro 31 (Km 31)
In terms of mood, it is masterful, however, the film falls down slightly due to a surfeit of subplots.
Supernatural thriller elements finally combine with an old Mexican folk legend.
So what bit of this stylishly made, relentlessly silly horror film is "based on real events", exactly?
It's all too familiar for its own good, and isn't helped by the screenplay's meandering subplots about the twin sisters' past and their loves in the present.
This stunningly derivative Latin ghost chiller might have had audiences Jackson Pollocking their underwear 10 years ago. Now (unless you've spent the past decade down a well), only the sheer poverty of ideas is terrifying.
Solid performances and a well-manifested sense of the supernatural makes KM 31 a journey worth taking.
A standard shudder picture, with an impressive, chilling apparition.
Audience Reviews for Kilómetro 31 (Km 31)
Dull, cliched and dripping in 'I've seen it all before'. Bored of the dark lighting, bored of the slightly Green tint, bored of the editing, bored of the false promise, bored of all of it. There are quite a few pointless sub-plots also that seem to get forgotten towards the end and a lot of it doesn't add up. My biggest gripe though is that no one seems to be able to see a car coming even when they are facing it on a long road. Are the cars Ghosts? Lazy and forgettable, not in the least bit scary either!More
I had a huge expectations on this Movie, but already after 30 minutes I figured out what was going on the km 31. Watched it to end and I said to myself "never trust the Trailers." lolMore
So I watch this on the same day as They. The first scene is incredibly familiar and illustrates exactly what is wrong with horror today. The films were made a few years apart, in completely different countries and I'm not accusing of plagiarism as the scene wasn't that original to begin with. Somebody is driving along at night on an empty road. The radio starts to act up and as the driver looks down to try and sort out the problem something dives in front of the car. The car stops and the driver gets out and uses a torch to find what they have hit. It's boring, boring horror as it is familiar and not scary. The rest of the film is okay, looking grim and well paced. Of course there's some old woman who knows everything, avoiding the need to do any investigation work. The ending is the same as any recent ghost story with our human friends trying to bring piece to the one at unrest. The relationship between the main three characters is wonderful, as is the policeman pointlessly investigating years worths of ghost sightings. Unfortunately it's just all same ol' same ol'.More
A mexican attempt at milking the cow of the Ringu/Ju On horror vein with very poor results. The story feels just way too familiar for anyone who has seen at least one or two of those type of flicks. Forgettable and generic, mexican horror films of the 60's had way more visual creativity than this.
La copia mexicana de Ring, filtrada con la copia gringa. Lo siento pero dos copias (ambas chafas) pegadas juntas no suman un acierto.
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