Movie review: Shiver

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A reveiw of the Spanish horror film I saw at the Edinburgh Film Festival.

This movie scared the crap out of me. We follow the story of Santi, a young teenager with a rare medical condition that means he must avoid the sun and do everything at night including school and trips to the doctor. To aid him in life his mum moves them North to a village nestled in a deep valley that gets only a few hours of direct sun a day. Things go well but there is something malevolent in the forest. Something that seems to want to get Santi. As people who venture into the forest end up dead the blame falls on the new arrivals, especially the pale kid who must avoid the sun and has elongated K9’s. Grab your torch and pitchfork as a shotgun toting mob attempts to destroy the vampire. But all is not what it seems.