Colombian Military Horror Film “THE SQUAD” Comes to DVD/BluNews Samuel Zimmerman
Having world premiered at Austin’s famed Fantastic Fest in 2011 to admittedly mixed reception, Jaime Osorio Marquez’s atmospheric work of military horror THE SQUAD (EL PÁRAMO) is finally hitting the U.S.
Though no official announcement has been made by the distributor, fan favorite Scream Factory—the cult and horror-based offshoot of Shout! Factory—looks to have acquired the film about a unit of soldiers attempting to uncover what’s happened at a desolate, death-filled military base. There, the group descends into a paranoid, aggressive atmosphere that may be caused the supernatural.
Funny enough, this is the second international title to take a three year journey to shelves, as Sean Hogan’s intimate horror story THE DEVIL’S BUSINESS will arrive on Blu via Mondo Macabro this fall.
I remember enjoying THE SQUAD out of its festival screening. The film has an eerie hold, right up to an unsettling, ambiguous final shot. While no disc details are currently available, the DVD & Blu are up for pre-order on Amazon in anticipation of an October 21, 2014 release.