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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: “[Rec]” co-director Jaume Balaguero is one of the most criminally underrated filmmakers currently working within the horror genre. I’ve enjoyed each and every one of his endeavors, particularly the much-maligned 2002 haunted house flick “Darkness”, a film that everyone and their opinionated grandmother seems to hate. But, I digress. Before delving into the prequel to the “[Rec]” series, Balaguero plans to unleash the atmospheric chiller “Sleep Tight” upon the masses. The trailer doesn’t give away much — the lack of English subtitles probably doesn’t help anything — but it’s definitely eerie enough to ensnare my cinematic interest.
Please to enjoy the plot synopsis:
Cesar works as a doorman in a Barcelona apartment building. Happiness eludes him and he feels the need to reaffirm his reasons for living on a daily basis. He goes about his day to day work mainly unnoticed by the residents of the building, but he pays close attention to them. He knows all the intimate details of their lives, everything about them, especially one of them. Clara is a happy-go-lucky young woman, who always looks on the positive side of things. Her cheery attitude to life makes Cesar’ skin crawl. He won’t be happy until he has wiped that smile of her face once and for all, because Cesar feeds off other people’s pain. He delights in the unhappiness and anguish of others and he loves nothing more than to plant the seed of misery and watch it grow. In Clara he has found the perfect target, and he will go to extreme lengths to make her life miserable. But Cesar is starting to get a bit too cocky, and soon his carefully thought out plans will start to unravel… Luckily for him, he has one last ace up his sleeve.
“Sleep Tight” is set to scare the rented pants off Spanish movie-goers later this year. Thanks to Twitch for providing the trailer.