Terrified – original title: Aterrados – is a 2017 Argentinian paranormal horror feature film written and directed by Demián Rugna (Cursed Bastards; co-writer of The Sinister). It stars Maxi Ghione, Norberto Amadeo Gonzalo and Elvira Onetto.
Buenos Aires: A cop is called to a bizarre crime scene so requests the assistance of an old friend who has a penchant for the paranormal. When the pair discover that a number of homes are connected to a paranormal event the old friend calls upon his fellow enthusiasts and experts to investigate…
“Although, like some of the films it echoes,Terrified loses some of its edge the more it shows, it does achieve a couple of marvellous jump scares and yields significant frights from the bald, naked, malevolent figure that hides in wardrobes and watches the home owner sleep at night […] Terrified largely lives up to its fearsome international reputation.” Steven West, Horrorscreams Videovault
“The spaghetti tangle of storylines doesn’t really get sorted out, but it has a sickly, unsettling look and impressive, aggressive manifestations. Long arms reach out of cracks to snap necks … something magnetic in a kitchen cupboard attracts cutlery, spearing someone’s hand to the underside so it can draw up the blood … desperate, but vicious ghosts are folded into cupboards or under the bed. Effectively spooky stuff.” The Kim Newman Web Site
“Rugna’s sense of timing is spot on in this flick. He understands how to get your attention and keep it long enough to the point where you are not begging for release. He gets you before that, and that is why Aterrados works so well as a scary flick but also very fun movie. Between the surprises are subtle doses of humor that give you breathing room…” Andrew Mack, Screen Anarchy