This is the question asked in the new film from visionary director Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego. Open grave is my kind of horror movie. It is not just mindless violence and gore: It engages your brain as well as your gag reflex.
The main character, played by Sharlto Copley (District 9, Elysium), wakes up in a pit of dead bodies with no recognition of what happened or even who he is. With a gun found next to him and with the help of a stranger, he manages to crawl out of this nightmare to find some answers. Only issue, the few people he finds in the house nearby are pretty much in the same situation as he is and cannot remember anything either.
A young lady seems to know but of course she is mute and does not speak English.
Who to trust? not those strangers, not even yourself. As suspicions grow stronger and clues are discovered about their identity, they find a deadline. Something will happen in a few days. What is the threat? How to deal with it? Why is there death everywhere? And most importantly who is the one that killed all those people in the pit?
I had the movie at home for a while before I finally got to watch it as I was always prioritizing more popular films. Don’t make the same mistake. It is not only watchable, it is exciting. It is new and surprising. You will wonder what is going on up until the last second. The actors are not famous but play their part well and are really convincing.
It is not to be missed.
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