Topic: Obscure "pretty" indie-horror with Danny Trejo
I just saw this DVD at a friend's house this last weekend. It's called "In the Shadow," and is this odd indie art house horror film with a small part with Danny Trejo, the guy in Machete. It's about this healer living in the Caribbean, who is haunted by this dark shadowy creature. According to the DVD, it's his "curse" for messing with mother nature. He meets this American filmmaker and they start to fall for each other, until she figures out this guy has some seriously dark "sh*t" going on in his life.
Anyhow, the editing was just nuts, in a good way. When that shadow creature appeared, the editing was really experimental. But it was more than just being a horror film. The photography is really gorgeous. It made me want to visit the island where they shot it. I can't think of many horror films I've scene that care as much as this one does about how the film was shot.
Danny Trejo plays this hermit living in an old lighthouse.
I have never heard of this film but the person I saw it with said it showed at a festival she went to and she knows the filmmakers. She got the DVD from them. I guess they just released it on their website. So, since I'd recommend it and I think it's good to support indy films, I'll put the site here:
The story is really out there and I would have to watch it again to catch everything going on. It makes you think, so I wouldn't watch it if you are tired. Have a cup of coffee if you see it!
Last edited by Jan Normandy (2013-03-04 18:56:45)