The Onetti brothers are at it again! This time...they take their talents to the forgotten lairs of a flood-ravaged world of horror...and we have a look at the trailer!
Ever since Luciano and Nicolas Onetti hit us off with Sonno Profondo, it was clear to me that these filmmakers were cut from a different cloth. You can usually tell these things if you care to look deeper into any filmmaker's work. The Onetti's were a different breed...and it was clear to see that even in a homage film like Sonno Profondo, which was clearly riffing off of classic gialli. Then, they made Francesca...which pretty much blew me away. At first, I thought...hmmm...this will be more of what they were attempting with Sonno Profondo. But, I was clearly mistaken. Francesca was seriously the first modern attempt that I've seen to finally get the Italian aesthetic of the giallo film correct in feel and visuals. Hell...even the sound was authentic...and Luciano's musical talents really shined through in the film.
Now...they are back with something completely different from what they've previously offered. This one's called What the Waters Left Behind...and it feels more akin to something like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre with shades of The Hills Have Eyes remake. Here...have yourself a look-see...
Here is the official press release:
Luciano and Nicolás Onetti´s -“Sonno Profondo” (2013), “Francesca” (2015)- new film “What the Waters Left Behind” (“Los Olvidados”) landed in Marché du Film (Cannes Film Festival) with the fourth edition of Blood Window Galas. The showcase presented recent films from Ibero-America with the support of directors and programmers from Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival from Catalonia, Mexico’s Morbido Fest, and Bifan in South Korea.The trailer of the film had its world premiere on May 20th together with 10 min. of early-cut screening. “What the Waters Left Behind” was the winner of the First Fantasy Film Competition organized by INCAA in Argentina. It was shot in Epecuén in November 2016 and is currently in the postproduction stage.
Epecuén was one of the most important touristic villages of Argentina. Thousands of people concurred, attracted by the healing properties of its thermal waters. On November 10th 1985, a huge volume of water broke the protecting embankment and the village was submerged under ten meters of salt water. Epecuén disappeared. Thirty years later, the waters receded and the ruins of Epecuén emerged exposing a bleak and deserted landscape. The residents never returned.The plot revolves around a group of young people that take a trip to the ruins in order to film a documentary about Epecuén. Ignoring the warnings, and after a brief tour, they get stranded in the abandoned village. Contrary to what they thought, they begin to realize that they are really not alone...On this ocassion the Onetti Brothers leave their seventies Italian giallo influences aside and dive deep into a classic slasher roadie, on the same line as “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “The Hills Have Eyes”.
And follow their official Instagram here!
Pretty cool stuff, right? The film is still in various stages of post-production...so, there's no official word on release dates, yet...and things of that sort. However, as soon as we get the scoop...we will certainly let you know! In there meantime...let's watch the trailer again together!
Thanks for reading,