Year: 2010
USA: The Collective / Salient Media
UK: Revolver Entertainment
Cast: Rafael Amaya, Cristian Valencia, Jose Masegosa, Chus Pereiro
Director: Fernando Barreda Luna
Countries: Mexico / Spain
Language: Spanish (English subtitles)
USA: 75 mins
UK: 70 min
USA Rated: R for grisly images and language throughout
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language, threat and bloody horror
USA Release Date: 18 August 2011 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 16 September 2011 (Limited Release)


ATROCIOUS is a gruesome, mind-bending thriller shot in a style reminiscent of THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT. The horror film excerpts found footage from a film reel recovered by Spanish police, documenting a family of five discovering the truth behind a dangerous urban legend. The 37 hours of found footage follow Cristian and July Quintanilla passing time at their summer home by investigating a terrifying and mysterious urban legend. As their investigation intensifies, strange occurrences in and around the house escalate rapidly, culminating finally in unspeakable atrocities.

Director Fernando Barreda Luna was born in Mexico in 1983. A screenwriter, editor, producer, and director, he is the founder of production company Nabu Films. ATROCIOUS is his feature film debut.

ATROCIOUS premiered internationally at the 43rd Sitges International Film Festival and then at Slamdance this past January 2011, garnering a tide of online buzz and quick comparisons to 2008's PARANORMAL ACTIVITY.