A 666-Character Review of ‘Terror 5’
Terror 5 is an ambitious effort from Argentinian filmmakers the Rotstein brothers. It covers five stories and as many subgenres, with one story doubling as a wraparound of sorts. Each is said to be based on a regional urban legend, but the wraparound is distinctly supernatural and out of step with an otherwise (relatively) grounded set of films. The cinematography makes quick work of drawing audiences in, but as things are set in motion it becomes increasingly disjointed. Most notably is an early short that has no bearing on the others, and a newscast story that runs throughout and confuses the timeline. It’s a consistently muddled experience, but the unpolished subtitles and sociopolitical undertones make me wonder if this Argentinian anthology was ever meant for global audiences.