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|Borderland - After Dark Horror Fest|
Actors: Brian Presley, Jake Muxworthy, Rider Strong, Beto Cuevas, Martha Higareda
Director: Zev Berman
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Three college students travel to a Mexican border town and come across an ancient cult intent on human sacrifice.
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Jorge S. (jorgito2001) from WESLEY CHAPEL, FL
Reviewed on 10/27/2011...
Pretty good drama/horror movie with plenty of instense moments. Not the typical horrorfest gore flick, this one has brains. The short 'Rutuales de Sangre' doc on the DVD about the real life cult is just as good if not better then the feature film.
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Deidra C. (Deidra670) from GARRETT, KY
Reviewed on 11/27/2010...
Wow! BORDERLAND took me totally by surprise!! I was expecting a gorefest, which there is an abundance of gore, but there's also an intelligent story as well. Who would have thunk it?
BORDERLAND is the tale of three friends going to Mexico for one last hurray before setting off for college. Naturally, things go horribly wrong. Horribly. Wrong.
BORDERLAND scared the s@#$ out of me. There is a disclaimer at the beginning and the ending that the movie is based on true events. I don't know if that is true, but if so, God help us all. The possibility of human monsters among us scares me more than anything supernatural horror that could come from the mind of Stephen King or Clive Barker. The possibility of the monster living next door, unseen, that terrifies me.
I definitely recommend BORDERLAND. It's intense, raw and cruel. It also made me look deep inside myself. I can think of precious few films that have ever done that.
Stay safe, away from the border.
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Steven H. (sehamilton) from BIRMINGHAM, AL
Reviewed on 10/20/2010...
Rated this 3 stars more because it is a decently-made film than because I liked it. I find it difficult to like movies that depict the torture of innocent people. This movie teeters on the edge of torture-porn. Three American college students cross into Mexico where they run afoul of a drug kingpin and his gang who depend on Santeria to protect their operation. Gore-filled; brutal; disturbing; disgusting; visceral; bloody. If interested in any of these adjectives, you might enjoy this. I found half the dialogue difficult to comprehend; either spoken too quckly, softly, or with a thick accent. More a crime thriller than a horror story.
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Glad I found this one...
TheOriginalMily | Tejas, USA | 07/03/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a true crime aficionado, especially when it comes to sick cults. Since I am very spiritual, I think it's just probably natural for me to be drawn to this type of madness, and seething with anger and fascination at the same time. I have heard about the true story of Adolfo Costanzo and his blood-thirsty followers many, many times. This case fascinates me just as much as Charles Manson's case, "Helter Skelter"--if not MORE. The movie is obviously not a documentary of what truly went down in Brownsville/Matamoros, but I am very happy I found this movie anyway, since I'm also a horror movie junkie anyway, LOL.
The acting is really, really good. The blood-curdling screams coming from the victims really tugged at me. Also, living in Texas, and having visited a bordertown myself, I know how it feels to be totally out of your element. I was with my parents at the time, and by God, Mexico is a 'banned' country in my book. And yes, I was almost killed there. Not dissected like these poor souls were, but almost ran over by a speeding car. I was young then, but I still had a feeling of being a target. The car just sped on and on, and didn't even slow down as it came close to me. They just don't giva rat's ass down there.
So, yeah. Lemme' see.... The Borderland... The people come and they go, and they unforgive and forget. It's like it's own realm or something, a world where people have no conscience whatsoever. I wouldn't send my worst enemy to the border."