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Director: Jaime Osorio Marquez
Screenwriter: Jaime Osorio Marquez, Tania Cardenas
Cast: Juan David Restrepo, Andrés Castañeda, Mauricio Navas, Mateo Stevel, Daniela Catz, Nelson Camayo, Andres Torres, Juan Pablo Barragan
Rated R | 100 Minutes
Release Date: October 21, 2014
“Something is out there.”
Directed by Jaime Osorio Marquez, The Squad (El Páramo) is a 2011 survival horror film about an anti-guerrilla commando unit sent to investigate an abandoned military outpost.
All contact with the base has been lost. Almost immediately, Marquez’s film feels like low-budget Colombian adaptation of James Cameron’s Aliens. In this case, the colony on LV-426 is a desolate military base located high in the mountains, shrouded in fog.
When the nine-man squad reaches the outpost, they discover the bloody aftermath of a firefight between government soldiers and rebel guerrillas. And then things start to get weird. The men discover ornaments made of tiny bones hanging from the ceiling and incantations written in blood that translate to, “I command you to stay away by the god of men. Amen.”
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