Películas para no dormir: Cuento de navidad (Films to Keep You Awake: The Christmas Tale) (2005) - Rotten Tomatoes

Películas para no dormir: Cuento de navidad (Films to Keep You Awake: The Christmas Tale) (2005)

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Paco Plaza, the Spanish horror heavyweight behind such deeply disturbing frighteners as REC (with Jaume Balaguero) and Second Name, shows that the seeds of cruelty are more sinister when planed early in this tale of a desperate thief trapped in a well, and the children who go back on their promise to help her out. A group of children spending the holidays in a summer resort village are playing in the woods when they make a most unsettling discovery: A woman dressed in a Santa Claus outfit is trapped at the bottom of a very deep well. Upon approaching the local police for help, the kids discover that the stuck Santa is actually a dangerous thief who has recently disappeared following a daring heist. According to the cops she made off with a substantial amount of cash, a revelation that prompts the kids to go back to the well and begin bargaining in monetary terms. Should the thief give up her will give up the cash, say the kids, they will help her out of the well. It seemed like a straightforward plan, but once they had the cash in hand the kids find themselves reluctant to follow through on their end of the bargain - who's to say that she won't snatch the cash right back and kill them all once she gets free anyway? While they make the decision not to free the woman, they return to the well day after day to feed her and look after her. With each passing day the woman's forced captivity begins to more closely resemble torture, her body weakening due to a steady diet of children's food and her mind growing unhinged due to the grimness of her situation. Then, one day, the children return to find the well empty. Santa is coming for them, but this year instead of waiting by the chimney they'll be running for their lives. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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Art House & International , Horror , Mystery & Suspense , Television
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This is part of the 6 Film Series of Films to Keep You Awake at night, This is a neat little film, Spanish horror well written story line would like to see more of these type films on the US market. This is not your usual Christmas Story, but an excellent slasher / horror film. A group of kids discover a passed out Santa in the bottom of a well, what they find out its a she and she has just finished robbing a bank and the kids put her threw hell to find out where the money is, after they find out where the money is, she dies or does she, is she coming back as a zombie, the ending is really twisted and the make up is over the top, Got to give this one 5 stars

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

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This is the second time I've seen this movie. I really enjoyed it. It was pretty funny, and the acting was pretty decent. The plot was very....interesting, kind of weird, but original. The only problem with the movie I had was the very end. The ending sucked, and it still leaves you with a bunch of unanswered questions. At the end, it's not at all clear about what happened, so there's some confusion. Other than the ending, it wasn't bad. Definitely one of the better FearNet movies I've seen. It's definitely worth a watch.

Japes .
Japes .

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(***): Thumbs Up This film is part of the 6 Films to Keep You Awake Series. This one is a cross of Stand By Me, The Goonies and 80's killer Santa Claus movies. Entertaining.

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