Review of "Inquilinos” by The Headless Critic
Inquilinos (The Tenants) – 2018
Production by: All About Media, Natali Cinema
Distribution by: Videocine
Looking for a new start and to leave behind tragic events tormenting the young couple, Demián (Eric Elias) and Luzma (Danny Perea) move into a new home in an old neighborhood hiding a secret past. Just as the couple start to reconnect their romance, Luzuma begins believing paranormal events are plaguing their new home while Demián believes his wife is slowly losing her mind. Is this couple only haunted by their own past or is something supernatural happening in their new home?
Experienced Mexican television director Chava Cartas brings life to first time horror feature writers Juan Carlos Garzón and Angélica Gudiño‘s script. Excellently shot, cinematography in the film is the right amount of darkness helping to create and eerie atmosphere at Chava Cartas’ hands. If not lost in translation performances seem good in this Spanish speaking horror movie not becoming too overly dramatic as is typical in the popular telenovela form.
The story of a haunting in a new home is very familiar but adds a regional accent to this Mexican import. Inquilinos may be too slow paced for some viewers but the tenants of this new home have an unexpected turn of madness awaiting them that is worth sticking around for.
3 out of 5 Headless Critics