Shrew's Nest (2014) Movie Review

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2014 | Horror, Thriller, Drama
91 minutes /

User Score: 59/100

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Shrew's Nest Review


Spain, 1950s. Montse's agoraphobia keeps her locked in a sinister apartment in Madrid and her only link...

Shrew’s Nest (2014) is a drama thriller horror movie that was originally titled "Musarañas". Directors Juanfer Andrés (036 (2011)) and Esteban Roel (036 (2011)) did a phenomenal job executing this movie together and working as a team. They did an excellent job elaborating the mental illness, depression, sisters, betrayal, love and other human emotions. The film contains humor, beauty, violence, rage, sisters, a killer and suspense.

Montse (Macarena Gómez - Dagon (2001), Sexykiller, morirás por ella (2008), Films to Keep You Awake: To Let (2006)) keeps herself hidden from the outside world in her dilapidated apartment. Monste is the total opposite of her younger sister (Carolina Bang - Witching and Bitching (2013), Plutón B.R.B. Nero (2008), 036 (2011)) who lives with her in 1950s Spain. I do not know Montse sister (Carolina Bang) name, and I do not think it was ever mentioned. Montse is an unstable religious fragile girl who unexpectedly became the guardian/parent for her sister after their mother died and father vanished. Montse sister lives an ordinary life and soon endures a crisis at the age of 18 while Montse suffers from agoraphobia (Anxiety panic disorder). Montse now has severe flashbacks of her father (Luis Tosar - Cell 211 (2009), Sleep Tight (2011), Even the Rain (2010), Mondays in the Sun (2002)) abusing her. He was a vicious man, abused her and made her turn into the person she is today which is a maniac trapped in her apartment. Montse took care of her neighbour Carlos (Hugo Silva - Witching and Bitching (2013), Al salir de clase (1997), The Body (2012)) when he fell and injured himself. Carlos has a few secrets that add some thrills to this movie.

The movie is a sad movie once you understand what it is about and the relationship the sisters share. The ending was a major surprise for me and sad at the same time. I would watch this movie again and recommend it to horror fans and non-horror fans. The acting was superb; cinematography was awesome and the light was just right. It was a great movie even though all took place in the apartment or close by the apartment of Montse. I am looking forward to seeing more movies from these two directors that do not have much experience.

About Shrew's Nest 2014

Title: Shrew's Nest
AKA: Musarañas
Year: 2014
Runtime: 91 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama
Score: 4 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.95/5 stars from 105 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 105
Starring: Macarena Gómez, Jimena Bang, Alberto Bang, Magdalena Brotto, Silvia Alonso, Mariam Torres, Carolina Bang, Gala Blanco, Nadia de Santiago, Asier Etxeandia, Gracia Olayo, Josean Pérez, Hugo Silva, Luis Tosar, Jesús Ángel Castrodeza, Tomás del Estal, Lucía González, Clara Valencia, Pedro Ruigómez
Writers: Juanfer Andrés, Sofía Cuenca, Emma Tusell
Director: Juanfer Andrés, Esteban Roel