Aftershock

2013

Aftershock (2013)

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Critic Consensus: Aftershock hints at an inventive twist on horror tropes, but ultimately settles for another round of mind-numbing depravity that may alternately bore and revolt all but the most ardent gore enthusiasts.

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What happens to a group of travelers who are in an underground nightclub in Chile when a massive earthquake hits? Hint: Nothing good!

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Cast

Eli Roth
as Gringo
Marcial Tagle
as Firefighter
Dayana Amigo
as Bartender
Eduardo Domínguez
as Russell Dazzle
Gabriela Hernández
as Cleaning Lady
Edgardo Bruna
as Grumpy Operator
Igal Furman
as Bouncer
Paz Bascuñan
as Pregnant Woman
Vicki Silva
as Red Head Woman
Adrián Salgado
as Flaite 1 - Adrián
Orlando Alfaro
as Flaite 2 - Cristofer
Enrique Quiroz
as Flaite 3 - Bairon
Fran Concha
as Guide's Friend
Marcela de la Carrera
as Homeless Woman
Baltazar Amaya
as 8 Year Old Boy
Camilo Amaya
as 10 Year Old Boy
Ignacio Verdugo
as Dying Firefighter
Nicolas Carrasco
as 6 Year Old Boy
Amaro Diaz
as 4 Year Old Boy
Pablo Courard
as Hotel Receptionist
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Critic Reviews for Aftershock

All Critics (51) | Top Critics (18)

This Dimension pickup is a hectic, sometimes hilarious guilty pleasure that should delight genre geeks.

May 15, 2013 | Full Review…
Variety
Top Critic

Was Aftershock just an elaborate ruse by writer-producer-star Eli Roth to justify an extended vacation to Chile?

May 13, 2013 | Full Review…

Is no continent safe from the blood-drenched paws of filmmaker Eli Roth?

May 10, 2013 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Aftershock's best attribute is the disregard it shows for the safety of its central "heroes" who perish in brutal and generally unexpected ways.

May 10, 2013

"Aftershock" is ultimately predictable in its litany of who lives and who dies, and doesn't try to be too ironic or self-reflexive about it.

May 10, 2013 | Rating: 2/4

On the seismic scale of entertainment, "Aftershock" registers a 1.5.

May 10, 2013 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Aftershock

A nihilistic and cheap-looking exploitation crap that has Roth's repellent fingerprints all over it: mediocre dialogue, a bunch of hateful characters we want to see dead and a huge amount of gratuitous violence and gore for the sake of mindless entertainment. In short, a waste of time.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

Aftershock is garbage. It not only takes a while to get going, but once the earthquake hits, debauchery and mayhem of the most ridiculous kind ensues. While there is certainly the element that humans devolve into savages in response to a crisis, everything here is executed in the most heavy-handed, simple-minded, and uninteresting way possible.

Edward Boxler
Edward Boxler

Super Reviewer

Eli Roth's "Aftershock" should have been a frightening cinematic experience since I do live in earthquake country. But after forty minutes of needless setup, scene after scene of sequences which mimic those outrageously low budget SyFy Channel movies shown at two in the morning, and the fact that my suspicions of this films watchability were already high considering it was only produced (not directed) by Roth, it soon became clear that "Aftershock" was built on a foundation which literally fell apart at the seams. Synopsis: A group of "young people" who seek an adventure (lead by non-actor Eli Roth himself) attempt to find it in a country outside of the United States. And then bad stuff happens. Does this plot sound like "Hostel" yet? Well, it is sort of "Hostel", in Chile, if the sadistic killers had been replaced by a natural disaster. The problem with this film comes down to the simple fact that the duration of an earthquake is only a few seconds long. So, after said phenomenon occurs, the movie doesn't seem to know what to do with itself, as if Roth and friends hadn't come prepared with any other plot development which could sustain a feature length film. So, aside from a few smirk inducing social network jokes, an extremely short back and forth between Roth and one Selena Gomez and some minor suspenseful situations in the final 30 minutes, "Aftershock" is a generic and somewhat boring horror endeavor. Final Thought: The ending is actually the best part of this movie, and I'm not even being sarcastic. The final twist used by writer/director Nicolas Lopez is pretty clever. But what one has to wade through to get to this finale is not at all worth the time. Besides, at the end of the day, "Aftershock" is a film where the faster you realize the kind of low grade production it is, the faster you may want to turn it off (or walk out). Written by Markus Robinson, Edited by Nicole I. Ashland Follow me on Twitter @moviesmarkus

Markus Robinson
Markus Robinson

Super Reviewer

Aftershock is a mediocre survival horror film that had the potential of being so much better. The film's biggest problem is that it is a film that has a poor cast of actor who are quite bland in their parts. The dialogue is also pretty bad and despite its interesting idea, fails to truly entertain due to an underdeveloped script that just doesn't have anything worthwhile to thrill the viewer in a manner that will keep him on the edge of his seat. This is a predictable affair that has many problems with trying to create a convenient and memorable horror disaster film. But the result is a mess of a picture leaves a lot to be desired. This film could have been great, but Eli Roth is not that great of an actor, I mean he was great in Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds because he really was the Bear Jew and the part suited him, but in other roles, he just doesn't shine, and is wasted on-screen. Just because he produced the film doesn't mean he should have convinced himself he could act, because he can't. He is a decent horror producer and director, and he should stick to that. However here, he scores his first misfire in a while, after Hostel II of course. If you're expecting a great film, you'll sadly be disappointed as this one just doesn't deliver on its concept. I thought it mediocre to poor, and left a lot to be desired. If the script would have been rewritten a few times, and its idea more thought out, then I think Aftershock could have been a memorable and entertaining addition to the horror genre. This is not a film that is worth checking out, and most of time, it's laughable, when it's not supposed to be. For a survival horror film, this one misses the mark, and it shouldn't have because it had the potential of being a great film that stood out.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

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