El Callejón (Blind Alley) Reviews
The biggest problem with Blind Alley is that it a solid movie without the twist. It is revealed that Gabriel and his partner are vampires, and they plan on feasting on Rosa's blood. The homeless man from earlier ends up returning to help her fight them off, but the writer decides to insert a three minute flashback during the final climax of the movie.
Even so, the movie ends up on a more ridiculous level when Rosa doesn't face off with Gabriel (with the fire extinguisher shown five times), and instead he runs out into the sunlight and dies a gory and cool melting death.
When you think the movie can't get more ridiculous, it does. Rosa finds her sister dead in the alley, and when she turns her back her sister revives and attacks her, ending the film. The movie even establishes that a killed victim needs a vampire's blood to turn, but the movie ignores that rule for a bloody and unneeded sad ending.
Perhaps with a better second half, Blind Alley would have been a suspense thriller classic. Instead, the solid acting and set design are wasted on a movie that has a weird genre twist that comes out of left field, and an even more ridiculous ending.