Terror 5

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Argentina | 2016 | 79 minutes | Frederico Rotstein

Based on Argentinian urban legend, five gruesome, interwoven tales filled with snuff films, illicit sex, cruel bullying, poetic justice, and a horde of the undead take place over the course of a single evening, culminating in an unforgettable dreamlike finale.

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A grinning maniac in full Gene Simmons KISS makeup tears down the street on a scooter. As a man in a leather gimp mask watches through a two-way mirror, a pair of lovers meets in a motel room. On their first date, a mysterious young woman encourages her suitor to break into an unsavory conservatory that pits students against teachers. On the anniversary of a deadly building collapse, a memorial takes place in protest of the negligent politician who has yet to face judgment for his role in the accident. Set over the course of a single night in Buenos Aires, Terror 5 unspools these overlapping stories, each based on a different regional urban legend, in a gruesome, dreamlike swirl of snuff films, illicit sex, cruel bullying, poetic justice, and a horde of the undead. With a hypnotic style more in line with the work of Nicolas Winding-Refn than a traditional genre film, the filmmaking team of Sebastián and Federico Rotstein uses the conventions of horror and suspense to craft a sociopolitical portrait of modern Argentina, from youth culture to rampant corruption, bringing it all together in a climax that is as beautiful as it is terrifying.

Director Biography

Sebastian wrote TV series and movies and Federico worked as an assistant director and editor until both decided to join forces. That´s how "Rabbit 105," a short film that played several festivals, came to life. Terror 5 is their first feature.

Sponsored by Scarecrow Video, Sparkle Donkey, The Stranger

  • Director: Frederico Rotstein
  • Principal Cast: Rafael Ferro, Jorge Prado, Gastón Cocchiarale, Walter Cornás, Lu Grasso, Julián Larquier, Agustín Rittano
  • Premiere Status: Seattle
  • Country: Argentina
  • Year: 2016
  • Running Time: 79 minutes
  • Producer: Sebastian Perillo, Federico Rotstein, Sebastian Rotstein, Daniel Werner
  • Screenplay: Sebastian Rotstein, Nicolás Gueilburt
  • Cinematographers: Marcelo Lavintman
  • Editors: Nicolás Goldbart, Federico Rotstein
  • Music: Pablo Borghi
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: Debut Feature Film
  • Language: Spanish
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: DCP
  • International Sales: Reel Suspects