DON’T LISTEN MOVIE REVIEW
What do you get when a horror film combines the death of a family member, a researcher of paranormal audio, and a stately home in the hills of Spain? Despite what some American studio scary franchises condition us to believe, Adrian, Mike, and Robert are here to tell you that what we have here is not standard horror fare. “Don’t Listen” features tons of daylight, a solid score, the cinematographer from the [REC] films, a crushing finale, and while the story starts familiar enough, it then delivers its own original and bleak take on what it means to live in a haunted house. Listen now to our breakdown of this under the radar Netflix drop and hear why one reviewer gave this a 10 out of 10. (P.S. Don’t miss the after credits scene)
DIRECTED BY: Ángel Gómez Hernández
STARRING: Rodolfo Sancho, Ana Fernández, Ramón Barea, Belén Fabra, Lucas Blas, Nerea Barros, Beatriz Arjona, José Bermúdez, José Luis Lozano, Rubén Corvo, Rosa Álvarez, Álvaro Fontalba, Aitor Toro, Javier Botet, Viti Suárez
Adrian El Critico (Screener Squad)
Though born and raised in Chicago, this film critic is Mexican to the bone. Adrian has been watching movies since he was a child, many of which might not have been age appropriate. Still, he couldn’t get enough. All throughout his life, friends and family would look to him for his recommendations and reviews on whatever films had come their way. Inspired earlier in life by the likes of Ebert and Roper at The Movies and then later Spill.com, Adrian decided film criticism and analysis provided a great outlet to further his love of film. He began to craft his reviews and thoughts on film in ways he thought would be accessible to devout film hounds as well as the casual viewer. Mixing in jokes, entertaining observations and robust critical analysis, Adrian El Critico may be new to OneOfUs, but he is already making a name for himself on our site. If Horror movies are your thing, get ready to hear his voice.
Michael Riojas (Screener Squad, Highly Suspect Reviews)
The man with the ever-changing nicknames. Born in Austin, Riojas was rocketed to Del Rio, Texas, a literal small ville. In his youth, he was bitten by a radioactive… okay, look. Mike is not very good at this whole “talking about himself” thing. But he has been so obsessed with comics, video games, and anime since childhood- that if one has to choose between listening to Joe Quesada or Mike over any obscure Spider-Man trivia, they go to him (or, at least Martin Thomas once said so). He is also a big fan of “Ghostbusters” (he even owns his own jumpsuit and two, that’s right, TWO proton packs!), collects toys and video games, and will defend “Superman IV: The Quest for Peace” if provoked. He lives in Austin with his beloved Dachshund-Maltese and trusted sidekick, Dean. He can also be heard on RageSelect. He can be found on Twitter and Instagram.
Robert Garza (Screener Squad)
If it weren’t for sad music and scary stories I wouldn’t be as well-adjusted and cheerful as I am today. Moonlighting as a musician off and on since adolescence, I am as big a fan of scores and needle drops as I am of slow zooms, production design, and third act exposition. Just about all of my screen time is spent on international horror, drama, and hour long episodic. Big fan of genre, and the biggest fan of supernatural horror and dark sci-fi with meaningful representation and narratives that use trauma, grief, and grace as more than surface-level content. Also, I read a ton of modern horror novels/comics and stan Matt Berry. In the before times I worked music and film festivals across the US and will hopefully return to that sometime in the future.
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