After finally stopping a serial killer thru a manhunt that lasted for three years, a Mississippi detective finds him self dealing with a strange series of murders committed by people that never showed signs of aggression nor any relation between them. After exhausting all logical explanations, Matt and his partner Darcy will have to seek help from an expert in black magic and consider the possibility that the murders are the result of a curse coming the murderer they just killed thru some antique dolls, and that if they are not destroyed by dawn, more people, the detective’s daughter among them, will die.
“The Devil’s Dolls” (Also know as “Worry Dolls”, which in my opinion, is a tittle that makes more sense after seeing the movie) might seem a typical film about possessions, but luckily its something more interesting than that. At the beginning it looks like an slasher film (I don’t know if it was an homage or if I’m just associating everything with “Hostel” and “Texas Chainsaw Massacre”) but quickly turns into a detective film effectively set in the horror genre, and although it might not have a big budget, it never gave me the impression that it fell short to the story it was aiming to tell.
Después de haber logrado detener a un asesino serial tras una pesquisa de 3 años, un detective del área de Mississippi se encuentra lidiando con una extraña serie de homicidios cometidos por personas que no mostraban ningún tipo de agresividad o relación alguna entre ellos. Agotando todas las explicaciones lógicas posibles, Matt y su compañera Darcy tendrán que recurrir a la ayuda de una experta en magia negra, y contemplar la posibilidad de que estos asesinatos son consecuencia de una maldición creada por el difunto homicida a través de unas antiguas muñecas, y que de no ser destruidas antes del amanecer, cobrarán también la vida de la hija del detective.
“The Devil’s Dolls” (conocida anteriormente como “Worry Dolls”, que de hecho hace mucho mas sentido una vez que ves el filme) parecería ser una típica película de posesiones, pero para nuestra suerte, es algo más interesante que eso, y al principio parecería que va a presentar una historia de Slasher (no se si fue homenaje o ya de plano estoy asociando todo con “Hostel” y “Texas Chainsaw Masacre”) pero rápidamente se vuelve un filme de detectives en el género del terror muy centrado, y que si bien no cuenta con un presupuesto grande, tampoco me pareció que se quedara corto con la historia que quería contar. Continue reading
I think is safe to say that most of us have all had that awkward moment when we wake up after a night of partying with alcohol and other toxic substances without any recollection of the last 8-10 hours or even how we got to wherever place we woke up, but very few of us end up with long-term consequences or a 9-months-installments contract. In this film that is doing its runs in Fantasia Film Fest called » Antibirth » we meet Lou, a girl that really likes to party hard, never met a drug she didn’t like, and sees her life change dramatically overnight when she discovers that she might be carrying an unexpected passenger in her womb.
Before you get scared and decide to skip this movie just because you believe it will be a (more) bizarre version of “Juno” or that the film will be pushing a “Pro Choice VS Pro Life” message, I will point out that “Antibirth” is way more than that (Actually, is none of that… but I think you know what I mean). The film is actually a weird ass trippy suspense flick, where Lou (portrayed by Natasha Lyonne, of “American Pie” and TV’s “Night Visions” fame ) will not be debating about who the father of the child might be (We will leave that for some Bridget Jones lady), but instead will be wondering how in the hell she got pregnant when she had not done the horizontal mambo in months… .
Like with any other problem worth reflecting upon, Lou spends her days trying to get to the bottom of… liquor bottles, and indulging in any substance she can get to clear her thoughts (Riiiiight), still, with the help of a clearly disturbed strange woman, she uncovers a mess of secrets and conspiracies that will make the line between myth and reality become increasingly blurred. As days go by and the lump on her abdomen keeps growing in a scary accelerated rate, Luo finds herself without knowing who can she trust, or if she will be able to get out of this unlikely motherhood she had stumbled upon alive.