|Directed by||Jorge Olguín|
|Produced by||Álvaro Fáez
|Written by||Jorge Olguín|
|Music by||Juan Francisco Cueto|
|Edited by||Max Cueto|
Angel Films Producciones
|Distributed by||Troma Entertainment|
Ángel Negro ("Black Angel") is a 2000 Chilean slasher film written and directed by Jorge Olguín. Ángel Negro is the first Chilean horror film. After a mysterious accident, a group of friends is hunted down by a masked killer.
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In 1990, six friends celebrate their graduation. The party comes to a shocking conclusion when one of them, Angel, falls to her death. Ten years later, two of the people who attended the party show up dead in Miguel's morgue, where he works as a medical examiner. Convinced that Angel has come back for vengeance, he alerts Carolina. Through flashbacks, the film reveals that Miguel had a relationship with Angel, who was bullied and unaccepted by her peers. Miguel and Carolina try to survive the masked killer, and Carolina works to uncover what really happened the day that Angel died.
- Álvaro Morales as Gabriel Echeverría
- Andrea Freund as Carolina viuda de Ferrer
- Blanca Lewin as Angel Cruz
- Juan Pablo Bastidas as Miguel Ferrer
Director Jorge Olguín wanted to make a homage to his favorite filmmakers, John Carpenter and Dario Argento. He decided to use all the standard giallo and slasher film tropes and cliches but with a unique Latin American flavor. Shooting took 20 days and was in Santiago.
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Mike Long of DVD Talk rated it 1/5 stars and called it "dull, pointless, and unoriginal." David Johnson of DVD Verdict wrote that the film "is not piss-poor by any means, but it certainly won't change the way you look at horror movies."
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