A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Some twisted people believe some unbelievable things.
Positive Role Models
Two dogged homicide police detectives relentlessly pursue a psychopathic kidnapper and killer.
The setting is Spain with a largely Spanish cast. Female main character.
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Violence & Scariness
The horror here is mostly suggested but people are shot and killed on screen. Blood is seen but almost everything is a muted greenish-gray, so blood is rarely red. The police corner a murderer and he shoots himself to death. A dusty skeleton is seen in a bed. A suspect is badly beaten, nearly suffocated, and shot in the leg to induce him to identify another killer. A trailer is rigged with a bomb that explodes. No one is hurt. People die of COVID.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Someone refers to a "hippie" cult where members had a lot of sex.
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F--k," "s--t," "ass," "hell," "damn," "bastard," "get laid," "bitch," and "balls."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Someone refers to a "hippie" cult where members smoked "weed." A suspect is caught growing marijuana illegally.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Infiesto (the title means "plague" in Spanish) follows two police detectives as they desperately search for a serial kidnapper and killer before more victims are attacked. The action is set in a rainy, dark, gloomy Spanish town at the onset of the pandemic when the country is sent into lockdown. People die of COVID, gunshots, suicide, and ritual killings. A suspect is badly beaten and shot in the leg to induce him to identify another killer. Language includes "f--k," "s--t," "ass," "hell," "damn," "bastard," "get laid," "bitch," and "balls." References are made to possible sexual components of the crimes. Someone refers to a "hippie" cult where members smoked "weed." A suspect is caught growing marijuana illegally. In Spanish with English subtitles. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Infiesto is an involving, if somewhat familiar, creepy, unsettling serial killer story and, like others in the sub-genre, part police procedural and part horror movie. The sets, locations, clothes, and faces are all variations on the same gray-green palette, soaked in rain, with thunder shouting pessimism, doom, and unavoidable horror ahead. The choices are deliberate, creating a kind of color version of film noir, complete with the dread and fear of annihilation.
The procedural part is oddly messy -- the cops obliviously trample one crime scene after another with nary a forensic glove in sight, as if noir's retro post-war era is where we've been sent by the pandemic. That unreality is unleashed in the last ten minutes when a cop makes idiotic moves that no sane officer would ever make. No matter what the police do to rid the world of psychopathic murderers, we hear the refrain, "This is just the beginning." And that phrase seems to refer to a violent and inevitable end for all of us. At the same time we are dragged into the world of cults and ancient Celtic beliefs regarding the end of the world, the early stage of a pandemic rages. People are dying day and night. The movie suggests there might be a connection between the two.
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