Ángel Negro

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Ángel Negro
Directed by Jorge Olguín
Produced by Álvaro Fáez
Marcelo Rojas
Written by Jorge Olguín
Starring Álvaro Morales
Blanca Lewin
Andrea Freund
Music by Juan Francisco Cueto
Cinematography Arnaldo Rodríguez
Edited by Max Cueto
Production
company
Angel Films Producciones
Sobras.com Producciones
Distributed by Troma Entertainment
Release date
  • October 31, 2000 (2000-10-31)[1]
Running time
85 minutes
Country Chile
Language Spanish
Budget $25,000[2]

Ángel Negro ("Black Angel") is a 2000 Chilean slasher film written and directed by Jorge Olguín. Ángel Negro is the first Chilean horror film.[3] After a mysterious accident, a group of friends is hunted down by a masked killer.

Plot[edit]

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.

Cast[edit]

  • Álvaro Morales as Gabriel Echeverría
  • Andrea Freund as Carolina viuda de Ferrer
  • Blanca Lewin as Angel Cruz
  • Juan Pablo Bastidas as Miguel Ferrer

Production[edit]

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.[1] Shooting took 20 days and was in Santiago.[4]

Release[edit]

Ángel Negro premiered on October 31, 2000, and it entered wide release in Chile on November 1, 2000.[1] Troma Entertainment released it on DVD in the United States on October 25, 2003.[5]

Reception[edit]

Mike Long of DVD Talk rated it 1/5 stars and called it "dull, pointless, and unoriginal."[5] 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."[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Rojas, Cristián. "Horror Made in Chile". CulturArt.cl (in Spanish). Retrieved 2014-03-18. 
  2. ^ de la Fuente, Anna Marie (2011-05-06). "Fresh faces of Chilean cinema". Variety. Retrieved 2014-03-17. 
  3. ^ "Chilean producers develop a taste for horror". Screen Daily. 2003-12-15. Retrieved 2014-03-17. 
  4. ^ Sapere, Pablo (2000-07-14). "Terror en Chile: entrevista a Jorge Olguin". QuintaDimension.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 2014-03-18. 
  5. ^ a b Long, Mike (2004-03-18). "Angel Negro". DVD Talk. Retrieved 2014-03-17. 
  6. ^ Johnson, David (2004-03-31). "Angel Negro". DVD Verdict. Retrieved 2014-03-17. 

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