Screening as part of the Soho Horror Film Festival’s Shockdown Saturdays, El Cerro De Los Dioses aka Gods’ Hill, take the premise of Faust and gives it a slightly comedic 21st century found footage twist.
Our story revolves around the disappearance of filmmaker Pedro, who has disappeared after going to a small town outside of Barcelona to investigate the urban myth known as The Harvest.
Through interrogation footage of people who could be involved plus footage that was filmed in the lead-up to the disappearance we piece together the story.
I must admit I wasn’t expecting this to be quite as funny as it turned out. We have some great characters including the fame hungry ‘influencer’, the professional YouTuber plus the delightful Itziar Castro, a wannabe television reality star with a short temper and a razor tongue.
Given its source text, Gods’ Hill asks the questions; what does fame mean and how far would you go to achieve it?
This isn’t full on satire either, as Caneiro is able to sprinkle in some really dark moments which work really well and give the film a real edge.
Gods’ Hill is the found footage cult movie that you didn’t know you needed.