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I honestly adore the horror films, and I try to watch all the best representatives of the genre. I prefer mystic to slashers - all those ghosts, demons and etc. Watching Russian horror film is always a kind of box of chocolates, as Forest Gump said, you never know what you're gonna get. It may be a fierce trash, and maybe a great picture better than many Hollywood ones. With the same feeling I started to watch Foto na pamyat. It's quite strange but this time it was the second variant. If I hadn't known, I wouldn't have thought that the film was Russian.
The plot is really very interesting. Polaroid camera killer is something new. It reminds of my beloved "Final destination" and "The ring". There was a lot of horror connected with photos as well. However here polaroid photos, giving such a nice retro flavor, are evil themselves. The main characters go on vacation and do not suspect what troubles await them ahead. Accident, misunderstanding where you are, the inability to call for help and as a result - overnight in the dark forest. Finding an old house nearby, they decide find some help there, it's empty since it was abandoned many years ago. Having searched the rooms, they find a camera inside and take a photo. Only no one knew that after that death itself would appear for boys and girls!
Here we have a good old house with squeaks and sounds, surrounded by a dark, ominous forest. In short, the most beautiful setting for a strong horror. The atmosphere of fear, cold and hopelessness created just perfect. The picture tells us that it is not a pretty good idea to touch old things, such as old camera.
The actors coped well with their task, although sometimes they overplayed a little bit. I especially liked Sanjar Madi. He is quite a nice guy, and as it turned out to be quite talented.
In general, I am very pleased that I put that film on. It's nice when the movie is better than you hoped.
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