Topics

Eli Roth

'Eli Roth Presents the Stranger' is lightweight vampire fare

'Eli Roth Presents the Stranger' is lightweight vampire fare

The words "Eli Roth Presents" before a movie title aren't the most encouraging, and in the case of "Eli Roth Presents the Stranger" they are weirdly misleading. This brooding vampire flick from Guillermo Amoedo — who co-wrote Roth's "The Green Inferno" — is actually sensitive, a texture that cynical schlock guru Roth studiously avoids. That doesn't make "The Stranger" good, just well meaning, which in its own way is problematic. Set in generic Small Town, North America (but filmed in Chile), the film stars Cristobal Tapia Montt as the haunted-looking titular figure Martin, who arrives at the home of 16-year-old graffiti...

Loading
74°