Antrum was shot in 1979, but it has not been to cinemas – yet. The film is said to kill its viewers. Fifty-six people have died while watching the movie so far, most of them in Budapest during a closed screening on a film festival. The theatre burst up in flames, and 56 people found their doom in the burning building, Szeretlekmagyarország reports.
After that, who dares to watch Antrum in cinemas around the world? Probably everyone, if we tell you that the movie is actually a mockumentary, and the news about Budapest and the other deadly screenings are not accurate. It is only to develop the myth around the film.
Blair Witch Project is similar in genre, a docu horror, a horror movie that seems to be a real documentary of the events in it. Antrum: The Deadliest Movie Ever Made is another example of this popular genre.
The story is about a brother and sister who search for the soul of their deceased dog and decide to dig into the deepest pits of hell in the nearby forest, where the devil is said to have fallen. The attempt is so successful that it opens the gates of the underworld and unleashes all the horrors behind it upon the world, but most of all upon the siblings.
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Although the movie was made using today’s technology, the filmmakers tried to evoke the world of the seventies as it can be seen in the trailer:
The one-and-a-half-hour horror has so far been rated by 300 users of the largest online cinema community, IMDb. Of the maximum 10 points, only 4.8 were awarded.
After a number of smaller festivals, Antrum was finally premiered in Japan on February 7, but no Hungarian premiere is planned yet.