Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Reviewer: Avoid this 'Barricade'
Macabro 2013 offered a couple of Puerto Rican films, as part of its out-of-competition section presented by the Puerto Rico Horror Film Fest (PRHFF). Barricada (Barricade), the 2011 winner for "best local feature" at PRHFF, was the first one and I had the chance to watch it at Mexico City's Cineteca Nacional (Cinematheque). It's a well-meaning effort with no further intention than being one kick-ass zombie flick. As an ordinary low-budget venture, Barricade lacks exceptional filmmaking and, sadly, enough intelligence to cover up its amateurish look.