Writer/director Jaume Balaguero gets a lot of unnecessary flack from horror fans. Even after his international smash “[REC]” became something of a genre phenomenon, I would still hear quite a few negative comments directed towards the man’s overall body of work. From where I’m seated, Balaguero is one of the strongest, most original voices currently working in modern horror, and I’m always anxious to hear about his latest cinematic offerings. The director’s upcoming creation, the psychological thriller “Sleep Tight”, finds the talented filmmaker tackling something a bit more tangible. Huge thanks to 24 Frames Per Second for unearthing these extremely cool conceptual pics. I’m excited, but then again, when am I not?
As always, a handy synopsis to bring it all together:
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.
Sounds spiffy, right? Of course it does. Check out the aforementioned pics and poster below. They’re all sorts of cool.