Comments on: The Phone Box http://www.slightly-deranged.com/?p=258 Cult Cinema And Games! Thu, 01 Oct 2015 14:30:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 By: Igor Hardy http://www.slightly-deranged.com/?p=258&cpage=1#comment-14 Mon, 16 Nov 2009 19:29:29 +0000 http://www.slightly-deranged.com/?p=258#comment-14 I watched this once in awful VHS quality. Pure Kafka.

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By: Agustín http://www.slightly-deranged.com/?p=258&cpage=1#comment-12 Fri, 13 Nov 2009 20:18:02 +0000 http://www.slightly-deranged.com/?p=258#comment-12 Thank you for the insightful comments! You make a very good point: only at the shocking ending the true nature of the short is revealed. I was actually thinking it was pretty much a comedy until that point…

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By: mercury http://www.slightly-deranged.com/?p=258&cpage=1#comment-10 Fri, 13 Nov 2009 19:44:34 +0000 http://www.slightly-deranged.com/?p=258#comment-10 Well, what a rush. Even though i don’t speak spanish (yet) i had no problem following the film. I must say, until the end i had difficulties putting the movie into a certain category and even now i am puzzled about the reasons for kidnapping and passivly killing those people. The lack of explanation given is what truly sets the mood. So the true horror starts the moment the movie ends (even though it grabs you to see that man getting more and more desperate, losing all hope). I am truly glad, that there are no more phone boxes in my area today, i bet if i had watched that film when i was little, i would have avoided phonboxes for quite some time.
Thanks for bringing up that film, it was absorbing to be able to watch it.

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By: Agustín http://www.slightly-deranged.com/?p=258&cpage=1#comment-9 Fri, 13 Nov 2009 17:44:15 +0000 http://www.slightly-deranged.com/?p=258#comment-9 I completely agree, “¿Quién puede matar a un niño?” is another highlight of the 70’s Spanish horror! You’re correct in that the mood and style are quite similar. It’s such a shame that movies like this are practically unknown anywhere but in Spain…

I will be certainly covering “¿Quién puede… ?” and possibly another outstanding classic by the same director, “La Residencia” (aka “The House That Screamed”).

Have you seen the horror movies by Carlos Enrique Taboada, from Mexico?

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By: Taio http://www.slightly-deranged.com/?p=258&cpage=1#comment-8 Fri, 13 Nov 2009 16:41:52 +0000 http://www.slightly-deranged.com/?p=258#comment-8 Excellent short, I’ve just seen it. It makes me remember to “¿Quién puede matar a un niño?” (“Who can kill a child?”), not because of the story but because of the atmosphere, and it is spanish too.
Thanks for sharing it!

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