Monday, May 9, 2011

Review: Kidnapped

Horror is perhaps the one genre of cinema that is capable of crossing all borders. What’s funny in Australia won’t necessarily translate to what’s funny in Russia, nor will a Bollywood title necessarily translate to international audiences, either. However, what is scary remains scary no matter what language you speak. Various parts of the world have their very specific niches within the horror genre – think Asia and their “scary ghost girls” – but from The Strangers (America) to Them (France), from Black Christmas (Canada) to Funny Games (Austria), the terror of a late night home invasion by deranged lunatics is a story that hits viewers, pardon the pun, where they live.

Read the rest at the Spanish Film Festival Blog

Yes, I managed to get a Scream 4 reference in there. So proud of myself.

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