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Scherzo Diabolico (2015) is a Mexican horror/thriller film written and directed by Adrián García Bogliano. Starring Francisco Barreiro, Daniela Soto Vell, Milena Pezzi, Jorge Molina, Vita Vargas, Pau Alva, Aleyda Gallardo, and Carlos Valencia.

A bored accountant can’t win for losing. He is passed over for promotion at work, has a nagging shrew of a wife, and is generally disrespected by all he comes in contact with. He devises a scheme to get what he feels he is owed. After executing his well thought out plan of kidnap and ransom, things soon go straight to hell.

Not rated. 91 minutes. Spanish language. Watch the trailer here…

My thoughts… Scherzo Diabolico is twisted psychological thriller that begins with a meticulously-planned kidnapping but ends with an unforeseen brutal and bloody rampage. Aram (Francisco Barreiro) is an accountant who is underappreciated at work and at home. So, he kidnaps schoolgirl Anabela (Daniela Soto Vell). Why? Well, Aram’s motive gives this film its clever twist while the consequences of his actions give you a crack to the head with Anabela’s baseball bat! Scherzo Diabolico is a very slow burn but the payoff is worth your patience. You won’t soon forget this movie. Scherzo Diabolico is disturbing and brilliant!

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