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Shrew's Nest

2014 1h 35m Drama Horror Mystery & Thriller List
95% Tomatometer 19 Reviews 73% Audience Score 250+ Ratings
Monte's agoraphobia keeps her secluded in her apartment until a young man is injured in a stairwell and crawls to her door. Read More Read Less

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Critics Reviews

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Dennis Harvey Variety [T]his typically high-polish, psychologically angled Spanish horror-thriller is well handled in all departments even if its ideas never feel particularly fresh, or their execution more than solid. Aug 19, 2020 Full Review Jonathan Holland Hollywood Reporter Enjoyable if unsubtle historical horror featuring a deliciously over-the-top central performance by Macarena Gomez. Aug 19, 2020 Full Review Anton Bitel Sight & Sound Elegant yet utterly over the top, this shrill film requires a high tolerance for melodrama - yet while it barely hides its narrative secrets, it does conceal allegory of an adolescent Spain struggling to break free from the sins of the father. Nov 4, 2014 Full Review Jordi Costa El Pais (Spain) An energetic debut. [Full Review in Spanish] Aug 19, 2020 Full Review En Filme Staff En Filme A refined and intimate film. [Full Review in Spanish] Rated: 4/5 Oct 1, 2019 Full Review Rolando Gallego EscribiendoCine Musarañas is an excellent example of quality genre cinema coming out of Spain. [Full Review in Spanish] Rated: 8/10 Oct 1, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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chitown2bayarea Unbelievable performance by Macarena Gomez! Crept me out for the whole film! Must watch!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/27/24 Full Review Peter G Macarena Gomez, a Spanish actress new to me, gives a riveting & throughly creepy characterization of a psychologically afflicted dress maker in the second notable contemporary Spanish film (the first being THE INVISIBLE GUEST) that I have seen this week, SHREW‘S NEST. This picture is absorbing throughout & concerns this woman‘s ultimate deterioration into total madness after initially rescuing & eventually holding hostage a neighbor who arrives at her door having suffered a broken leg from a fall in their apt. complex. Similar in some ways to MISERY but even more complex in that it also portrays the controlling & disfunctional relationship with another younger family member living in the same apt. Family secrets are revealed amidst the ensuing chaos which builds to a devastating climax. The direction & script remain solid & surprisingly credible for such an potentially outlandish premise & although the rest of the cast is effective this is really Gomez‘ film & it makes me curious to see more of her work. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 12/12/23 Full Review Mike H Brilliant. Super suspenseful and twisty. If you're a Hitchcock fan you'd like this. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/15/22 Full Review sam s 10/10. Filme excelente. Você compra todas as dores da protagonista e ao mesmo tempo fica angustiado com as suas escolhas. Boas atuações para uma boa trama. Excellent film. You buy all the protagonist's pains and at the same time you are distressed by her choices. Good acting for a good plot. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Late R Tense with a well-written, complex central character (played wonderfully by Macarena Gómez), ‘Shrew's Nest' starts off as a family drama where it's immediately apparent that something isn't right and transitions into a psychological thriller with horror undertones that, gradually, reveals the reasons why things feel off in the household. It's a bit predictable which is something that could have been improved upon with a little rejigging of the screenplay, but it still leaves a strong impression. This isn't straight-up horror, but that doesn't mean that this slow-burning, Spanish film isn't scary in its own way. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 10/26/20 Full Review Audience Member Third act will knock your socks off! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 10/10/20 Full Review Read all reviews
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Movie Info

Synopsis Monte's agoraphobia keeps her secluded in her apartment until a young man is injured in a stairwell and crawls to her door.
Juanfer Andres, Esteban Roel
Enrique Martínez, Kiko Martínez
Juanfer Andres, Sofía Cuenca
Production Co
Nadie es Perfecto, La Ferme! Productions, Pokeepsie Films
Drama, Horror, Mystery & Thriller
Original Language
European Spanish
Release Date (Streaming)
Mar 23, 2017
1h 35m
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