Drawing comparisons to A Serbian Film, director Lucio A. Rojas’ twisted home-invasion horror is not for the faint of heart or stomach. What starts as a sun-soaked, wine-drenched getaway for four friends quickly spirals into a nightmare when two unwelcome visitors crash their party. The next morning, the remainder of the group desperately search for help in a nearby village, unaware that their perpetrators stem from the most brutal period of Chile’s dark, dictatorial past. Though extreme, Trauma is far from thoughtless exploitation, weaving together a brilliant allegory about the violence of Pinochet’s regime that will stay with you long after you leave the cinema.
“Trauma is easily one of the most brutal, graphic and disturbing horror films to have been made in recent memory.”