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Embryo - Movie Review

Embryo

Close Encounters of the Chilean kind!

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before:  Two young adults.  The woods.  A camping trip with unexpected consequences thanks to one hell of a night.  But it’s not the man’s lucky night.  Hell, it’s not even ladies night.  No, in this set-up, we have ALIENS abducting the woman and impregnating her with their gooey slime!

"Embryo gets a dirty job done thanks to its use of FOUND FOOTAGE and PRACTICAL EFFECTS"


And, as Embryo’s taglines suggest: It LIVES! It FEEDS! It GROWS!  That’s right!  Writer/director Patricio Valladares' terrifying Embryo, which premiered at Frightest 2020, will be released on Digital this April from Uncork'd Entertainment.  

Horrifying and strong in its sense of dread, Embryo is a low budget shocker which weaves three storylines together in its exploration of its mountain location.  THIS is why you steer clear of ANY PLACE names Snowdevil Mountain.  With a name like that, there is sure to be a reason for it and the supernatural occurrences, while namely of the UFO variety, will blow your mind wide open.

Even with a limited budget, Embryo gets a dirty job done thanks to its use of FOUND FOOTAGE, PRACTICAL EFFECTS,  and, to prove just how SCORCHED of a place this mountain is when it comes to civilization and the world as we know it, two additional segments: one in which a film crew falls victim to its unique appeal and another which has a set of parents trailing after their daughter.  Sure, it slows down the pace of the film, but it adds a bit of texture to the proceedings and, only slightly, comes across as filler.Embryo

This UFO hotspot is not soon forgotten either.  Don’t mess around up here OR ELSE!  Abduction.  And one hell of a fast developing EMBRYO awaits you!

That’s what Kevin (Domingo Guzmán) and Evelyn (Romina Perazzo) are about to find out when their camping trip goes ass-up.  Literally!  As the entity inside her begins to grow at a rapid rate, Evelyn’s cravings can only be satiated by the taste of human flesh. When she brutally attacks a doctor, they go on the run to the big city where they can find help to remove the embryo that is slowly taking over Evelyn’s body.

Co-starring Carolina Escobar, Cristian Cuentrejoa, Evelyn Belmar, Paulina Facuse, Yuri Caceres, Giordano Rossi, and Serge François, these “Slime Creatures from Outer Space” arrive on April 6th! 

With nowhere to run, the skies are the only salvation . . .

3/5 stars

 Film Details

Embryo

MPAA Rating: Unrated.
Runtime:
72 mins
Director
: Patricio Valladares
Writer:
Barry Keating, Patricio Valladares
Cast:
Romina Perazzo, Domingo Guzmán, Carolina Escobar
Genre
: Horror
Tagline:
It Feeds. It Grows. It Lives.
Memorable Movie Quote:
Distributor:
Uncork'd Entertainment
Official Site:
Release Date:
April 6, 2021
DVD/Blu-ray Release Date:

Synopsis: Kevin and his girlfriend Evelyn are camping in the woods when she is abducted and impregnated by otherworldly beings. As the entity inside her begins to grow at a rapid rate, Evelyn’s cravings can only be satiated by the taste of human flesh. When she brutally attacks a doctor, they go on the run to the big city where they can find help to remove the embryo that is slowly taking over Evelyn’s body. 

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