Shrew's Nest (2014)

Not Rated   |    |  Drama, Horror, Thriller


Shrew's Nest (2014) Poster

Spain, 1950s. Montse's agoraphobia keeps her locked in a sinister apartment in Madrid and her only link to reality is the little sister she lost her youth raising. But one day, a reckless ... See full summary »


6.7/10
5,535

Videos


Photos

  • Macarena Gómez in Shrew's Nest (2014)
  • Nadia de Santiago in Shrew's Nest (2014)
  • Nadia de Santiago in Shrew's Nest (2014)
  • Luis Tosar in Shrew's Nest (2014)
  • Shrew's Nest (2014)
  • Shrew's Nest (2014)

See all photos

Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


9 May 2015 | Mozjoukine
Gobsmacking Hispanic shocker.
It really is amazing that producer Alex de Iglesia has gotten so far without being a world celebrity film maker. This one is a quickie directed by a couple of his colleagues with unfamiliar players (Mrs. de Iglesea, the striking Carolina Bang, has a quite small part) and while it has a personality of it's own we can still see the macabre, master-crafted Iglesea style in it.

We get one of his closed environments like the apartment block in LA COMUNIDAD or Resines' space ship in ACCION MUTANTE, here a flat in a fifties Spanish apartment block, which the camera never leaves. Shut in seamstress Gómez (who proves to have a scream queen background that includes a Stuart Gordon Lovecraft adaptation) terrorizes her younger sister, former child actress Nadia de Santiago, now at the age where getting out of the house to work has made her take an interest in boys. Then neighbor Silva falls down the stairs - and proves to have a secret of his own. Throw in religious fanaticism and morphine addiction.

Gripping, perverse, bloody but not without rounded characters in the confusion. The great Luis Tosar is particularly imposing in his small footage.

Giving us some idea of the shortness of the film critic memory a few writers have cited MISERY but no one seems to notice that it's retreading WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE.

Critic Reviews



More Like This

The Uninvited Guest

The Uninvited Guest

Sleep Tight

Sleep Tight

The Baby's Room

The Baby's Room

To Let

To Let

Kidnapped

Kidnapped

Retribution

Retribution

Julia's Eyes

Julia's Eyes

Palabras encadenadas

Palabras encadenadas

The House at the End of Time

The House at the End of Time

The Hidden Face

The Hidden Face

Boy Missing

Boy Missing

At the End of the Tunnel

At the End of the Tunnel

Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Drama | Horror | Thriller

What to Watch: "Mrs. Maisel," "Vikings," and More

Save yourself from endless browsing with our list of top TV picks for the week, including a 16-time Emmy winner, the final season of "Vikings," and Scarlett Johansson's latest film.

Watch our video

Featured on IMDb

Check out the action from New York Comic Con check out what IMDb editors are watching this month, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com